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By Steven Roman

This textbook presents an advent to the Catalan numbers and their striking houses, besides their numerous functions in combinatorics. Intended to be obtainable to scholars new to the topic, the publication starts off with extra common subject matters prior to progressing to extra mathematically subtle topics. Each bankruptcy makes a speciality of a selected combinatorial item counted by way of those numbers, together with paths, timber, tilings of a staircase, null sums in Zn+1, period constructions, walls, variations, semiorders, and more. Exercises are incorporated on the finish of e-book, besides tricks and ideas, to assist scholars receive a greater grab of the material. The textual content is perfect for undergraduate scholars learning combinatorics, yet also will entice someone with a mathematical historical past who has an curiosity in studying in regards to the Catalan numbers.

“Roman does an admirable task of delivering an creation to Catalan numbers of a unique nature from the former ones. He has made a good number of themes so that it will show the flavour of Catalan combinatorics. [Readers] will gather an exceptional feeling for why such a lot of mathematicians are enthralled by way of the amazing ubiquity and style of Catalan numbers.”

 - From the foreword by way of Richard Stanley

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