"The authors write in an entertaining, conversational style, and the text is often peppered with humorous footnotes. Nearly 300 exercises and scores of references will benefit motivated readers." -J. T. Saccoman, Choice
Matroids provides a unified way to understand graph theory, linear algebra and combinatorics via finite geometry. This informal text provides a comprehensive introduction to matroid theory that emphasizes its connections to geometry and is suitable for undergraduates. It includes over 300 exercises, examples and projects suitable for independent study.