MTH 547 / CSC 547   Combinatorics and Graph Theory

Fall 2006

Instructor: Lubos Thoma                   Email:
Office: Tyler Hall 214 Tel: 874.4451

Class schedule: TuTh 3.30 -- 4.45pm, Woodward 318
Office hours: TuTh 11.00am -- 12.00am, W 2.00 -- 3.00pm, and by appointment.

Syllabus:   postscript

Description:   Combinatorics is an essential component of many mathematical areas, and its study has experienced an impressive growth in recent years. The purpose of the course is to present the basic concepts and techniques of combinatorics as well as some of their applications.

Textbook:     F. Roberts, B. Tesman, Applied Combinatorics, 2nd edition, Prentice Hall

Additional texts:
    S. Jukna, Extremal combinatorics: with applications in computer science, Springer, 2001 (3-540-66313-4)
    I. Anderson, Combinatorics of Finite Sets, Dover 1987.

Accommodations: Students who require accommodations and who have documentation from Disability Services (874-2098) should make arrangements with me as soon as possible.