By H. N. V. Temperley

The articles accumulated listed below are the texts of the invited lectures given on the 8th British Combinatorial convention held at college collage, Swansea. The contributions mirror the scope and breadth of software of combinatorics, and are up to date studies through mathematicians engaged in present examine. This quantity might be of use to all these drawn to combinatorial rules, whether or not they be mathematicians, scientists or engineers all in favour of the transforming into variety of purposes.

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There is one exception: the elementary abelian group of order 9. The proof employs an extension procedure relying on the FeitThompson theorem. It would be desirable to have a proof avoiding this reference. Otherwise there is little hope to extend the result to infinite 2'-groups (groups without elements of order 2). We remark that for infinite 2'-groups G having a good generating set, there is a tournament T representing G such that Aut T has two orbits only [BI 79]. In the general case (no good generating sets) we don't know whether a finite bound on the number of orbits can be achieved.

Nowitz, On the non-existence of graphs with transitive generalized dicyclic groups, J. Comb. Th. 4 (1968), 49-51. A. E. Watkins, Graphical regular representations of non-abelian groups I-II, Canad. J. Math. 24 (1972), 993-1008 and 1009-1018. [NW 72] 0. S. Colloq. Publ. I. 1962. 40 G. P6lya, Kombinatorische Anzahlbestimmungen fur Gruppen, [Po 37] Graphen and chemische Verbindungen, Acta Math. 68 (1937), 145-254. A. Pultr, Concerning universal categories, Comment, Math. Univ. Carolinae 5 (1964), 227-239.

The reader is referred to the nice monograph by Pultr and Trnkova CPT 80] for more details, references and further generalizations. Here I would only like to mention some examples. Any monoid is isomorphic to the endomorphism monoid of an integral domain CFS 77] and in fact of a unique factorization domain, as shown very elegantly by J. Kolldr [Ko 78]; of a 2-unary algebra [HP 66]; of a lattice with 0 and 1 (endomorphisms preserve 0 and 1 by definition) CGS 70]; of a graph containing an arbitrary prescribed subgraph (Remarkably, the proof of the last result for [HCKN 71], [BN 78].