Probability makes counting (sometimes) easy

  • Martin Aigner
  • Günter M. Ziegler
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Abstract

Just as we started this book with the first papers of Paul Erdős in number theory, we close it by discussing what will possibly be considered his most lasting legacy — the introduction, together with Alfred Rényi, of the probabilistic method.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Aigner
    • 1
  • Günter M. Ziegler
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für MathematikFreie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

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