Combinatorics

Pronunciation: /kɒm bə nəˈtɒr ɪks/ ?

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.

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  1. combinatorial analysis. http://wordnet.princeton.edu/. WordNet. Princeton University. (Accessed: 2011-01-08). http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=combinatorics&sub=Search+WordNet&o2=&o0=1&o7=&o5=&o1=1&o6=&o4=&o3=&h=.
  2. combinatorics. http://wordnet.princeton.edu/. WordNet. Princeton University. (Accessed: 2011-01-08). http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=combinatorics&sub=Search+WordNet&o2=&o0=1&o7=&o5=&o1=1&o6=&o4=&o3=&h=.
  3. Grinstead, Charles M. and Snell, J. Laurie. Introduction to Probability, pp 75-132. (Accessed: 2010-01-12). http://www.dartmouth.edu/~chance/teaching_aids/books_articles/probability_book/amsbook.mac.pdf.
  4. Smith, Charles. A treatise on algebra, pp 277-288. Macmillan and Company, 1892. (Accessed: 2010-01-14). http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924060184433#page/n307/mode/2up/search/combination.

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Combinatorics. 2010-01-14. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/c/combinatorics.html.

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2010-01-14: Added "References" (McAdams, David.)
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