Combinatorics

Pronunciation: /kɒm bə nəˈtɒr ɪks/ Explain

Combinatorics is the study of counting, combination and permutation, particularly for statistics and probability.[1] Combinatorics is also called combinatorial analysis. The first known mention of combinatorics was in the Rhind papyrus about 1650 BCE.

References

  1. Grinstead, Charles M. and Snell, J. Laurie. Introduction to Probability. pp 75-132. Last Accessed 8/6/2018. http://www.dartmouth.edu/~chance/teaching_aids/books_articles/probability_book/amsbook.mac.pdf.
  2. Smith, Charles. A treatise on algebra. pp 277-288. www.archive.org. Macmillan and Company. 1892. Last Accessed 8/6/2018. http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924060184433#page/n307/mode/2up/search/combination. Buy the book

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McAdams, David E. Combinatorics. 6/25/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/c/combinatorics.html.

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6/25/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, updated GeoGebra apps. (McAdams, David E.)
1/14/2010: Added "References". (McAdams, David E.)
11/27/2008: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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