Math 108. Topics in Combinatorics

Fall 2006


Recommended texts

Some of the topics I will cover can be found in this two-volume book, which is a useful book to have if you are interested in combinatorics:

Other topics will be taken from:

Tentative list of topics

Homework, exams, and grading

The course grade will be based on the homework (30%) and a final exam (70%).

The homework will consist of a few problem sets. Collaboration is permitted, but you are not allowed to copy someone else's work. The solutions must be written individually. You have to mention on your problem set the names of the students that you worked with, and also if you used some books or articles that are not on the above list.

The final will be a take-home exam. You must work on the problems on your own. No collaboration permitted in the exam.

Students with disabilities: Students with learning, physical, or psychiatric disabilities enrolled in this course that may need disability-related classroom accommodations are encouraged to make an office appointment to see me before the end of the second week of the term. All discussions will remain confidential, although the Student Disability Services office may be consulted to discuss appropriate implementation of any accommodation requested.

Last modified on November 7 2006.