Combinatorial Designs and Tournaments

Hardcover | April 1, 1997

byIan Anderson

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This is an extensively revised version of the very successfulCombinatorial Designs: Construction Methods which was published in 1990 by Ellis Horwood and is now out of print. A new chapter on league schedules is now included, dealing with round robin tournaments, venue sequences, and carryover effects. Balanced tournament designs, double schedules, and bridge tournament designs are also covered, and there is some material on whist tournaments. The presentation is clear and reable. Throughout, the historical development of the material is emphasized. There are plenty of examples and exercises giving detailed constructions, and a copious bibliography is provided. The author is internationally respected as an expositor, and this bookprovides an excellent text and reference book for researchers.

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This is an extensively revised version of the very successfulCombinatorial Designs: Construction Methods which was published in 1990 by Ellis Horwood and is now out of print. A new chapter on league schedules is now included, dealing with round robin tournaments, venue sequences, and carryover effects. Balanced tournament designs, doub...

Ian Anderson is at University of Glasgow.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.75 inPublished:April 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198500297

ISBN - 13:9780198500292

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Table of Contents

List of abbreviations1. Introduction to basics2. Difference methods3. Symmetric designs4. Orthogonal Latin squares5. Self-orthogonal Latin squares6. Steiner systems7. Kirkman triple systems8. League schedules9. Room squares and bridge tournaments10. Balanced tournament designs11. Whist tournamentsBibliographyIndexes

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`This is an outstanding book that deals with many classical combinatorial problems as well as much recent research not readily available in book form... Much of the research ... is due to the author and his collaborators.'Zentralblatt fur Mathematik, 881