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Combinatorics by Peter J. Cameron

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3.  Subsets, partitions, permutations

The emphasis on mathematical methods seems to be shifted more towards combinatorics and set theory — and away from the algorithm of differential equations which dominates mathematical physics.

J. von Neumann & O. Morganstern,Theory of Games and Economic Behaviour (1944).

The process is directed always towards analysing and separating the material into a collection of discrete counters, with which the detached intellect can make, observe and enjoy a series of abstract, detailed, artificial patterns of words and images (you may be reminded of the New Criticism)…

Elizabeth Sewell, ‘Lewis Carroll and T. S. Eliot as Nonsense Poets’in Neville Braybrooke (ed.), T. S. Eliot (1958).

TOPICS: Subsets, binomial coefficients, ...

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