Combinatorial Designs and Tournaments

Combinatorial Designs and Tournaments

by Ian Anderson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198500297

ISBN-13: 9780198500292

Pub. Date: 04/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The mathematics of tournament design are surprisingly subtle, and this book, an extensively revised version of Ellis Horwood's popular Combinatorial Designs: Construction Methods, provides a thorough introduction. It includes a new chapter on league schedules, which discusses round robin tournaments, venue sequences, and carry-over effects. It also discusses

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The mathematics of tournament design are surprisingly subtle, and this book, an extensively revised version of Ellis Horwood's popular Combinatorial Designs: Construction Methods, provides a thorough introduction. It includes a new chapter on league schedules, which discusses round robin tournaments, venue sequences, and carry-over effects. It also discusses balanced tournament designs, double schedules, and bridge and whist tournament design. Readable and authoritative, the book emphasizes throughout the historical development of the material and includes numerous examples and exercises giving detailed constructions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198500292
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Series:
Oxford Lecture Series in Mathematics and Its Applications Series, #6
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of abbreviations
1. Introduction to basics
2. Difference methods
3. Symmetric designs
4. Orthogonal Latin squares
5. Self-orthogonal Latin squares
6. Steiner systems
7. Kirkman triple systems
8. League schedules
9. Room squares and bridge tournaments
10. Balanced tournament designs
11. Whist tournaments
Bibliography
Indexes

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