Combinatorial Tools

  • L. Lovász
  • J. Pelikán
  • K. Vesztergombi
Chapter
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)

Abstract

It is time to learn one of the most important tools in discrete mathematics. We start with a question:

We add up the first n odd numbers. What do we get?

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Lovász
    • 1
  • J. Pelikán
    • 2
  • K. Vesztergombi
    • 3
  1. 1.Microsoft ResearchMicrosoft CorporationRedmondUSA
  2. 2.Department of Algebra and Number TheoryEõtvõs Loránd UniversityBudapestHungary
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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