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  • noun combinatorics A structure that captures the essence of a notion of "independence" that generalizes linear independence in vector spaces.


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  • BOB: Well, I have a question for Dr. Besser, specifically, the matroid class of antibiotics tends to be heavily promoted by pharmaceutical companies to the profession, specifically Zithromax or what is commonly called the Zpac.

    CNN Transcript Jan 24, 2004

  • A matroid is an abstract mathematical structure that captures combinatorial properties of matrices.


  • This book offers a unique introduction to matroid theory, emphasizing motivations from matrix theory and applications to systems analysis.



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