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**123ronnie321****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-28
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I am interested in studying **combinatorics** from the basics. Any good book for amateurs?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi 123ronnie321;

Here are some. The first six are good to learn from.

Combinatorial Mathematics for Recreation N. Vilenkin

Applied Combinatorics Alan S. Tucker

Concrete Mathematics Knuth, Graham and Patashnik

Discrete Mathematics Elementary and beyond. Lovasz

Introduction to Combinatorics Alan Slomson

Introduction to Combinatorial Mathematics C.L. Liu

Introductory Combinatorics 5th ed. Richard Brualdi

An Introduction to Combinatorially Analysis John Riordan

Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics Ralph Grimaldi

Enumerative Combinatorics volumes 1 and 2 Richard P. Stanley

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**123ronnie321****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-28
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Thank you Bobbym,

I have downloaded the first book Combinatorial Mathematics for Recreation - N. Vilenkin.

I will read it and post any doubts that I have on this forum.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It is a very good and tough book as they all are. Do not worry if you do not get all of it. Just try to get some of it. Combinatorics and probability are the toughest.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**123ronnie321****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-28
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Ok!

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