### About this book

This book presents methods of solving problems in three areas of elementary
combinatorial mathematics: classical combinatorics, combinatorial arithmetic,
and combinatorial geometry. In each topic, brief theoretical discussions are
immediately followed by carefully worked-out examples of increasing degrees of
difficulty, and by exercises that range from routine to rather challenging.
While this book emphasizes some methods that are not usually covered in
beginning university courses, it nevertheless teaches techniques and skills
that are useful not only in the specific topics covered here. There are
approximately 310 examples and 650 exercises. Jiri Herman is the headmaster of
a prestigious secondary school (Gymnazium) in Brno, Radan Kucera is Associate
Professor of Mathematics at Masaryk University in Brno, and Jaromir Simsa is a
researcher at the Mathematical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the
Czech Republic. The translator, Karl Dilcher, is Professor of Mathematics at
Dalhousie University in Canada. This book can be seen as a continuation of the
previous book by the same authors and also translated by Karl Dilcher,
Equations and Inequalities: Elementary Problems and Theorems in Algebra and
Number Theory (Springer-Verlag 2000).
Written for:

Undergraduate mathematics students, high-school students, mathematics teachers, mathematicians, graduate mathematics students