Combinatorics | Math History | NJ Wildberger

Author: Insights into Mathematics

We give a brief historical introduction to the vibrant modern theory of combinatorics, concentrating on examples coming from counting problems, graph theory and generating functions. In particular we look at partitions and Euler’s pentagonal theorem, Fibonacci numbers, the Catalan sequence, the Erdos Szekeres theorem, Ramsey theory and the Kirkman Schoolgirls problem.

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