Geometric combinatorics describes a large region of arithmetic that's basically the research of geometric gadgets and their combinatorial constitution. maybe the main time-honored examples are polytopes and simplicial complexes, however the topic is way broader. This quantity is a compilation of expository articles on the interface among combinatorics and geometry, according to a three-week application of lectures on the Institute for complicated Study/Park urban Math Institute (IAS/PCMI) summer season software on Geometric Combinatorics. the themes coated comprise posets, graphs, hyperplane preparations, discrete Morse idea, and extra. those gadgets are thought of from a number of views, equivalent to in enumerative or topological contexts, or within the presence of discrete or non-stop workforce activities. lots of the exposition is geared toward graduate scholars or researchers studying the cloth for the 1st time. a number of the articles contain colossal numbers of routines, and all comprise various examples. The reader is led fast to the state-of-the-art and present lively examine via around the globe experts on their respective topics. Titles during this sequence are co-published with the Institute for complex Study/Park urban arithmetic Institute. participants of the Mathematical organization of the USA (MAA) and the nationwide Council of lecturers of arithmetic (NCTM) obtain a 20% from record fee.

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