MATH 465 - Introduction to Combinatorics
Winter 2014, Section 001
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Subject: Mathematics (MATH)
Department: LSA Mathematics
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Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in MATH 565 or 566.
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Linear Algebra (one of MATH 214, 217, 256, 286, 296, 417, or 419) or permission of instructor.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Rackham credit requires additional work.
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This course introduces the fundamental notions, techniques, and theorems of enumerative combinatorics and graph theory. Topics include: the pigeonhole principle; inclusion-exclusion; permutations and combinations; generating functions; partially ordered sets; recurrence relations; special number sequences; integer partitions; matchings and tilings; graphs and trees; paths and cycles; graph coloring; and some combinatorial algorithms.

Course Requirements:

Several problem sets (50%) and two midterm exams (25% each).

Intended Audience:

Undergraduates majoring in math, physics, statistics, computer science, and electrical engineering.

Class Format:

3 hrs weekly lecture format.


MATH 465 - Introduction to Combinatorics
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