Oriented Matroids

Oriented Matroids

This second edition of the first comprehensive, accessible account of the subject is intended for a diverse audience: graduate students who wish to learn the subject, researchers in the various fields of application who want to concentrate on certain theoretical aspects, and specialists who need a thorough reference work. For the second edition, the authors have greatly expanded the bibliography to ensure that it is comprehensive and up-to-date, and have also added an appendix surveying research since the first edition. A list of exercises and open problems ends each chapter.


"Numerous exercises are included at the end of each chapter; thus the book is quite good literature for the student...the book contains a long list of references covering all essential papers published in oriented matroid theory thus far, as well as a few unpublished notes. Therefore, anybody who wants to study oriented matroids will not only find a compact survey concerning the theory but also a standard list of references." Bulletin of the AMS

"...comprehensive and authoritative....Without a doubt this book will become an indispensable tool for anyone working in an important and growing area of mathematics." SIAM Review

'… comprehensive and up-to-date …'. L'Enseignement Mathématique