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4. A combinatorial zoo

4. A combinatorial zoo  

Robin Wilson

in Combinatorics: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2016
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Apr 2016
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9780191790324
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10.1093/actrade/9780198723493.003.0004
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‘A combinatorial zoo’ presents a menagerie of combinatorial topics, ranging from the box (or pigeonhole) principle, the inclusion–exclusion principle, the derangement problem, and the Tower ... More
Combinatorics: A Very Short Introduction

Combinatorics: A Very Short Introduction  

Robin Wilson

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Apr 2016
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Apr 2016
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9780191790324
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10.1093/actrade/9780198723493.001.0001
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9780198723493
Combinatorics is the branch of mathematics concerned with selecting, arranging, and listing or counting collections of objects. Dating back some 3000 years, and initially consisting mainly ... More
The Periodic Table: A Very Short Introduction

The Periodic Table: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Eric R. Scerri

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Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
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9780191878329
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10.1093/actrade/9780198842323.001.0001
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The periodic table of elements provides an arrangement of the chemical elements, ordered by their atomic number, electron configuration, and recurring chemical properties. The Periodic ... More
7. Mathematics, what is it good for? Quaternions, knots, and more DNA

7. Mathematics, what is it good for? Quaternions, knots, and more DNA  

Alain Goriely

in Applied Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
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9780191815805
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10.1093/actrade/9780198754046.003.0007
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9780198754046
Mathematics has an important place in society, but one that is not always obvious. ‘Mathematics, what is it good for? Quarternions, knots, and more DNA’ considers examples of mathematical ... More
3. Historical views of infinity

3. Historical views of infinity  

Ian Stewart

in Infinity: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191816574
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10.1093/actrade/9780198755234.003.0004
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‘Historical views of infinity’ focuses on historical attitudes to infinity in philosophy, religion, and mathematics, including Zeno’s famous paradoxes. Infinity is not a thing, but a ... More
2. Four types of problem

2. Four types of problem  

Robin Wilson

in Combinatorics: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2016
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Apr 2016
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9780191790324
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198723493.003.0002
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9780198723493
‘Four types of problem’ explains that combinatorics is concerned with four types of problem: existence problems (does x exist?); construction problems (if x exists, how can we construct ... More
2. A quick overview of the modern periodic table

2. A quick overview of the modern periodic table  

Eric R. Scerri

in The Periodic Table: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
eISBN: 
9780191878329
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10.1093/actrade/9780198842323.003.0002
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9780198842323
‘A quick overview of the modern periodic table’ explains the arrangement of elements in the periodic table, and introduces the concept of periodic law. Elements were originally ordered by ... More
7. Counting infinity

7. Counting infinity  

Ian Stewart

in Infinity: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780191816574
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198755234.003.0008
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9780198755234
‘Counting infinity’ returns to the mathematics of infinity, discussing Cantor’s remarkable theory of how to count infinite sets, and the discovery that there are different sizes of ... More

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