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The Inclusion-Exclusion Principle

  • Ian Anderson
Part of the Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series book series (SUMS)

Abstract

In this chapter we discuss a method of counting which has been used for at least 300 years. One of its first uses was in the study of derangements; as well as this, we give many applications including labelled trees, scrabble and the ménage problem.

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© Springer-Verlag London 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian Anderson
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of Glasgow, University GardensGlasgowUK

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