Combinatorial Geometries (Encyclopedia of Mathematics and by Neil White

By Neil White

This publication is a continuation of idea of Matroids (also edited by way of Neil White), and back includes a chain of similar surveys which have been contributed via specialists within the quarter. the amount starts with 3 chapters on coordinatisations, by way of one on matching idea. the following take care of transversal and simplicial matroids. those are via stories of the real matroid invariants. the ultimate bankruptcy offers with matroids in combinatorial optimisation, a subject matter of a lot present curiosity. the entire quantity has been conscientiously edited to make sure a uniform variety and notation all through, and to make a piece that may be used as a reference or as an introductory textbook for graduate scholars or non-specialists.

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