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Foundational Combinatorial Structures

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Combinatorics and Finite Geometry

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This chapter contains foundational combinatorial results. It covers basic abstract counting techniques and gives a detailed description of permutations of finite sets, relating them to Japanese ladders. It concludes with a description of generating functions, and how they are used to count objects.

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Correspondence to Steven T. Dougherty .

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Dougherty, S.T. (2020). Foundational Combinatorial Structures. In: Combinatorics and Finite Geometry. Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series. Springer, Cham.

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