Combinatorics is the “art of counting.” Given a finite set of objects and a set of rules placed upon these objects, we will ask two questions. Does there exist an arrangement of the objects satisfying the rules? If so, how many are there? These are the questions of existence and enumeration. As such, we will study the following combinatorial objects and counting techniques: permutations, combinations, the generalized pigeonhole principle, binomial coefficients, the principle of inclusion-exclusion, recurrence relations, and some basic combinatorial designs. (MATH 0200 or by waiver) 3 hrs. lect./disc.
- Fall 2012
- Warner Hall 506(WNS 506)
- 10:10am-11:00am on Monday, Wednesday, Friday (Sep 10, 2012 to Dec 7, 2012)
- John Schmitt
- Natural Sciences
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