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Combinatorics of Finite Geometries Hardcover – May 28, 1997

ISBN-13: 978-0521590143 ISBN-10: 0521590140 Edition: 2nd

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"The whole book is warmly recommended to undergraduate students." Tamás Szõnyi, Mathematical Reviews

Book Description

This book is an introductory text on the combinatorial theory of finite geometry. It assumes only a basic knowledge of set theory and analysis, but soon leads the student to results at the frontiers of research. The revised edition contains an entirely new chapter on blocking sets in linear spaces, which highlights some of the most important applications of blocking sets--from the initial game-theoretic setting to their very recent use in cryptography. Extensive exercises at the end of each chapter insure the usefulness of this book for senior undergraduate and beginning graduate students.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (May 28, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521590140
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521590143
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,811,879 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By David E. Brown on December 2, 2007
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This is my favorite finite geometry text. The treatment is a mixture of basic and complex and is hence suitable for a wise variety of readers, probably best for undergraduate/beginning graduate courses, but works well for self-study. I am excited about the generalized quadrangles sections.
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