Instructor: Igor Pak
See email instructions below.
Class schedule: MWF 1:00 - 1:50, MS 5118
Recitation: Tu 1:00 - 1:50, MS 5118
Office Hours: M 3-4 pm, MS 6125 or by appointment.
Teaching Assistant: Pietro Kreitlon Carolino (see his website for email)
TA Office Hours: M 2-3, Tu 12-1 and 2-3 pm., MS 2903
Textbooks: J. Matousek, J. Nesetril (MN), Invitation to Discrete Mathematics,
Oxford Univ Press, Second Edition
MN Table of content (see also MN Amazon page)
Tucker's book is recommended for supplemental reading.
Additional reading will be posted on this page if necessary.
Grading: Homeworks: 20%, Midterm: 20%, Final: 60%.
Difficulty: This is an introductory course in Combinatorics and Graph Theory. The students are expected to learn the theory and solve problems on the homeworks. The problems will be both computational and require some proof abilities.
Other expectations: I would guess that the average student should spend about 8-10 hours per week outside of class to get a decent grade. Much of this time should be spent on the homeworks, but some should be spent on reading the book and absorbing the class material.
HA1 is here, due Wed April 9, 2014.
HA2 is here, due Wed April 16, 2014.
HA3 is here, due Wed April 23, 2014.
HA4 is here, due Wed April 30, 2014.
HA5 is here, due Fri May 23, 2014.
HA6 is here, due Fri June 6, 2014.
Midterm problems: are here.
Midterm solutions: Problem 1, Problem 2, Problem 3, Problem 4, Problem 5.
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Last updated 3/31/2014