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# Tag Archives: combinatorics

## The combinatorial hierarchy

Following up a conversation with John Amson at Rufflets Hotel, just outside St Andrews, I was led to a paper on combinatorial physics: Ted Bastin, H. Pierre Noyes, John Amson, Clive W. Kilmister: On the physical interpretation and the mathematical … Continue reading

Posted in exposition
Tagged combinatorics, fine structure constant, John Amson, linear independence, physics
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## Ramon Llull

Last Saturday the Guardian had a review of The Serpent Papers by Jessica Cornwell (granddaughter of John Le Carré). Set in Barcelona and Mallorca, the book is a murder mystery and more; its presiding genius is Ramon Llull, the mediaeval … Continue reading

## Combinatorial Chance, 1

Combinatorial Chance is the title of a book by F. N. David and D. E. Barton. The title is glossed “Probability distributions of statistics of random patterns and arrangements … with applications ranging from Gambling to Non-parametric Tests”. The book … Continue reading

Posted in books
Tagged combinatorics, de Moivre, Laplace, MacMahon, Montmort, probability
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## Plymouth workshops

The title refers not to buildings in the Royal Navy dockyard in Devonport, but to a London Mathematical Society regional meeting here last week. The format of the meeting was, on the first day, an LMS meeting with opportunity for … Continue reading

## Donald Preece: obituary and bibliography

Rosemary has written a long obituary of Donald, far too long for a journal to consider, but worth having on record (I think).

Posted in doing mathematics, history, mathematics and ...
Tagged combinatorics, Donald Preece, music, statistics
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## Lecture notes

I have decided to follow Dima’s suggestion and post my collection of lecture notes here. You will find them from the page “Lecture notes” on the menu bar at the bottom of the picture at the top of the blog. … Continue reading

Posted in Lecture notes
Tagged abstract algebra, combinatorics, enumerative combinatorics, groups, linear algebra, number theory, probability, rings
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## Conferences in July

It would be the 100th birthday of Paul Erdős, if he were still with us. The Rényi Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences are marking the ocasion with an Erdős Centennial conference in the first week of July. In … Continue reading

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Tagged algebra, British Combinatorial Conference, combinatorics, Erdos Centennial, walk
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