By Carlo Mariconda, Alberto Tonolo

ISBN-10: 331903037X

ISBN-13: 9783319030371

ISBN-10: 3319030388

ISBN-13: 9783319030388

This publication presents an creation to combinatorics, finite calculus, formal sequence, recurrences, and approximations of sums. Readers will locate not just assurance of the fundamental parts of the topics but additionally deep insights right into a variety of much less universal subject matters hardly thought of inside a unmarried ebook, resembling counting with occupancy constraints, a transparent contrast among algebraic and analytical houses of formal energy sequence, an advent to discrete dynamical structures with an intensive description of Sarkovskii’s theorem, symbolic calculus, and a whole description of the Euler-Maclaurin formulation and their functions. even though a number of books contact on a number of of those features, worthy few disguise them all. The authors, either natural mathematicians, have tried to enhance equipment that might permit the coed to formulate a given challenge in an exact mathematical framework. the purpose is to equip readers with a legitimate procedure for classifying and fixing difficulties by means of pursuing a mathematically rigorous but ordinary technique. this can be rather helpful in combinatorics, a box the place, all too usually, routines are solved by way of advert hoc tips. The publication includes greater than four hundred examples and approximately three hundred difficulties, and the reader could be capable of finding the facts of each end result. To additional help scholars and academics, very important concerns and reviews are highlighted, and components that may be passed over, at the least in the course of a primary and maybe moment examining, are identified.