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Polynomial Methods in Combinatorics
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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Fundamental examples of the polynomial method
  • Why polynomials?
  • The polynomial method in error-correcting codes
  • On polynomials and linear algebra in combinatorics
  • The Bezout theorem
  • Incidence geometry
  • Incidence geometry in three dimensions
  • Partial symmetries
  • Polynomial partitioning
  • Combinatorial structure, algebraic structure, and geometric structure
  • An incidence bound for lines in three dimensions
  • Ruled surfaces and projection theory
  • The polynomial method in differential geometry
  • Harmonic analysis and the Kakeya problem
  • The polynomial method in number theory
  • Bibliography

About the Author

Larry Guth, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA.

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Some of the greatest advances in geometric combinatorics and harmonic analysis in recent years have been accomplished using the polynomial method. Larry Guth gives a readable and timely exposition of this important topic, which is destined to influence a variety of critical developments in combinatorics, harmonic analysis and other areas for many years to come."
-Alex Iosevich, University of Rochester, author of The Erdos Distance Problem and A View from the Top.

""It is extremely challenging to present a current (and still very active) research area in a manner that a good mathematics undergraduate would be able to grasp after a reasonable effort, but the author is quite successful in this task, and this would be a book of value to both undergraduates and graduates."
- Terence Tao, University of California, Los Angeles, author of An Epsilon of Room I, II and Hilbert's Fifth Problem and Related Topics

"In the 273 page long book, a huge number of concepts are presented, and many results concerning them are formulated and proved. The book is a perfect presentation of the theme."
-Bela Uhrin, Mathematical Reviews

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