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Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Publications
This series is based around work undertaken at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, California. It will contain workshop proceedings, as well as lecture notes and monographs by visitors to the Centre. Volumes 1-27 of this series…
CBMS-NSF Regional Conference Series in Applied Mathematics
Derived from lectures on thoughtfully chosen topics of current research interest by outstanding mathematicians, these monographs are published under the sponsorship of the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences through the support of the National…
Monographs on Discrete Mathematics and Applications
This series contains introductory volumes aimed at mathematicians and other mathematically motivated readers interested in understanding certain areas of pure or applied combinatorics, as well as advanced monographs reporting on the most recent theoretical,…
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