Bajnok, Bela

Additive combinatorics: a menu of research problems - Boca Raton Chapman and Hall/ CRC Press 2018 - xix, 390p. With index - Discrete mathematics and its applications .

Table of Contents

I Ingredients.
1 Number theory.
2 Combinatorics.
3 Group theory.

II Appetizers.

III Sides.

IV Entrees.
A Maximum sumset size.
B Spanning set.
C Sidon sets.
D Minimum sumset size.
E The critical number.
F Zero-sum-free sets.
G Sum-free sets.

V Pudding.

Additive Combinatorics: A Menu of Research Problems is the first book of its kind to provide readers with an opportunity to actively explore the relatively new field of additive combinatorics. The author has written the book specifically for students of any background and proficiency level, from beginners to advanced researchers. It features an extensive menu of research projects that are challenging and engaging at many different levels. The questions are new and unsolved, incrementally attainable, and designed to be approachable with various methods. The book is divided into five parts which are compared to a meal. The first part is called Ingredients and includes relevant background information about number theory, combinatorics, and group theory. The second part, Appetizers, introduces readers to the book’s main subject through samples. The third part, Sides, covers auxiliary functions that appear throughout different chapters. The book’s main course, so to speak, is Entrees: it thoroughly investigates a large variety of questions in additive combinatorics by discussing what is already known about them and what remains unsolved. These include maximum and minimum sumset size, spanning sets, critical numbers, and so on. The final part is Pudding and features numerous proofs and results, many of which have never been published.
The first book of its kind to explore the subject
Students of any level can use the book as the basis for research projects
The text moves gradually through five distinct parts, which is suitable both for beginners without prerequisites and for more advanced students
Includes extensive proofs of propositions and theorems
Each of the introductory chapters contains numerous exercises to help readers


Combinatorial analysis
Computer science - Mathematics
Number theory
Additive combinatorics

511.6 / B2A2

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