Second edition: Prentice Hall 2001, xx+588 pages, 1296 exercises, 447 figures,
ISBN 0-13-014400-2 (1st ed 1996).
Used at many schools in the U.S. and abroad. Suitable for undergraduate
or graduate use, with an extensive final chapter of advanced topics beyond the
undergraduate course. Instructors can obtain the
solution manual
from the publisher after filling out the requested information for
identification. (Click on "Instructor's Solutions Manual (ZIP)", then
"Request Access", then "Agree", then provide information.) The publisher will
check the information to confirm instructor status and then provide
instructions for accessing the solution manual.
Second edition: Prentice Hall 1997, 2000, 412+xx pages, 930 exercises,
ISBN 0-13-014412-6. Used at many schools in the U.S. Solution manual
available to instructors (use the procedure described for IGT above). Has been
used in a variety of courses:
"Transition" courses (introduction to proofs), Seminar courses in
problem-solving, Proof-oriented introductions to discrete mathematics,
Basic analysis courses.
A thorough introduction to combinatorics at the graduate level. 16 chapters
organized into four Parts: Enumeration, Graphs, Sets, and Methods
(detailed contents by clicking on title above).
Assumes the mathematical maturity of graduate students but no prior
combinatorics. Contains ample material for a two-semester sequence; also
suitable for a one-semester background course leading to advanced courses.
Preliminary version available by special arrangement for testing in graduate
courses within the U.S.; not presently available for individuals or outside
the U.S.
Four advanced graduate textbooks and research references on classical and modern
combinatorics. Preliminary versions available by special arrangement for use in
specialized graduate courses; not available for individuals.