Welcome to F2012: MAD4203 3214 Intro.Combinatorics.1 MWF4 LIT219 (SW)
This is the first of a 2-semester sequence. This semester's SYLLABUS:
Pigeon-Hole Principle:
Mathematical Induction:
Enumeration: Permutations, combinations, compositions, set partitions,
and integer partitions. Permutation as a product of cycles.
Inclusion-Exclusion. Generating functions - ordinary and exponential.
Recurrences.
Graph Theory: Eulerian and Hamiltonian cycles. Isomorphism.
Trees. Planarity. Coloring. Matching theory.
If time permits, we'll do an introduction to Ramsey theory. I may
include a bit of Number Theory/Cryptography.
Prof. Jonathan King squash@ufl.edu (eddress)
Office: 402 Little Hall (Top floor, NE corner) 392-0281 x270
"Maximize x, y and z."
If I am not in the office then it is best to EMAIL me, as I don't
remotely pick-up phone messages. If urgent, then telephone to the
secretaries at 392-0281.x221 and they can contact me at home.
Office hours: http://www.math.ufl.edu/~squash/info.jksched.html
My OHs will V*a*R*y during the semester, so please check the webpage.
Currently, OHs are: Wed. and Fri., 6th period [12:50-13:40].
Course page: http://www.math.ufl.edu/~squash/course.comb.2012t.html
RESOURCES: http://www.math.ufl.edu/~squash/teaching.html
Archive: I'll email the eddress for posting, and the URL for browsing.
>> Please keep our archive private to our class.
Text: "A Walk Through Combinatorics (3rd edition)" by Miklos Bona.
World Scientific Publishing. ISBN: 9789814335232.
EXAMS: In addition to pop quizzes, there will be several
team take-home exams, each with an individual in-class component.
[See my teaching page for previous courses and their take-home exams.]
All of my classes have CP (class participation) grade, based on Posting
to our Archive, Speaking in class, and in OHs/appt., helping other
students during OHs., etc. There is NO final exam; rather, a [required]
/typed/ Final Project, due Friday, 07Dec2012, (LDClass+2)
>> PREREQ-Exam: There will be a Mini-exam (a test of prerequisite
>> knowledge, and the MATH-GREEK alphabet) on Friday, 24Aug. On our
>> webpage, there is a sample test.
CLASS-PHOTO DAY: Friday, 31Aug2012. Look sharp! If you want to be in
the photo, then please bring name-card with (optional but useful) your
telephone number.
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Letters-of-recommendation (LORs): I base LOR substantially
on how a student "thinks on his feet".
I generally ask that students have had /two/ courses with me
before asking for a LOR. See
http://www.math.ufl.edu/~squash/teaching.html#namelor
for important details.
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