Math 172—Combinatorics—Spring 2010

Professor: Mark Haiman

Professor Haiman's Office: 855 Evans Hall. Office hour Mondays 12:30-2pm.

Catalog description: Basic combinatorial principles, graphs, partially ordered sets, generating functions, asymptotic methods, combinatorics of permutations and partitions, designs and codes. Additional topics at the discretion of the instructor.

Lectures: MWF 11-12pm, Room 71 Evans

Course Control Number: 54557

Prerequisites: Math 55

Text: Miklos Bona, A Walk Through Combinatorics: An Introduction to Enumeration and Graph Theory, Second Edition (World Scientific, 2006).

Homework: Weekly problem sets due each Wednesday


Grading: Homework 35%, Midterm exam 20%, Final exam 45%.


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