Combinatorics on Words / Edition 2

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Overview

Combinatorics on words, or finite sequences, is a field that grew from the disparate mathematics branches of group theory and probability. In recent times, it has gained recognition as an independent theory and has found substantial applications in computer science automata theory and linguistics. This volume is the first to present a thorough treatment of this theory and includes discussions of Thue's square free words, Van der Waerden's theorem, and Ramsey's theorem. This volume is an accessible text for undergraduate and graduate level students in mathematics and computer science as well as specialists in all branches of applied mathematics.

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"[This volume] presents new aspects of combinatorics on words, recently introduced or developed. This book is totally self contained." Mathematical Reviews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521599245
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Series: Cambridge Mathematical Library Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Words D. Perrin; 2. Square free words and idempotent semigroups J. Berstel and C. Reutenauer; 3. Van der Waerden's theorem J. E. Pin; 4. Repetitive mappings and morphisms G. Pirillo; 5. Factorizations of free monoids D. Perrin; 6. Subwords J. Sakarovitch and I. Simon; 7. Unavoidable irregularities in words M. P. Schützenberger; 8. The critical factorization theorem Choffrut; 9. Equations in words; 10. Rearrangements of words D. Foata; 11. Words and trees R. Cori.

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