Instructor: Igor Pak
See email instructions below.
Class schedule: MWF 3:00 - 3:50, Bunche Hall 2160
Discussion: Th, MS 3:00-3:50, MS 5118
Office Hours: M 4-4:50 pm, MS 6125 or by appointment.
Teaching Assistant: David Soukup (soukup AT math.ucla.edu)
TA Office Hours: Tu and Th 4-5pm, in MS 3921 (out of the elevators, turn right twice).
Textbooks: Miklos Bona, Introduction to Enumerative and Analytic Combinatorics, Second Edition
(MB), CRC Press, Second Edition
(see the CRC page)
Additional reading will be posted on this page if necessary.
Grading: Homeworks: 20%, Midterm: 20%, Final: 60%.
Difficulty: This is an advanced undergraduate course in Enumerative Combinatorics and it Application. The students are expected to learn the theory and solve problems on the homeworks. The exams and especially the homeworks will be challenging and require problem solving 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.
Approximate course content is here (click Math 184, weekly schedule).
Selected Zoom recordings and lecture notes are available on Canvas pages: here.
UPDATE: from Bona's book we covered the following sections and subsections:
1, 2.1, 2.3, 18.104.22.168, 3.1-3.4, 4.2-4.4, 4.5.1, 5.1.3 (no proofs), 5.2.2, 5.3, 5.5.1, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 5.5.3, 7.1.1 (no proofs).
See also some background material from MN book and external links below.
See also practice midterm and practice final (from some previous year).
Final: Fri June 10, 2022, 11:30am-2:30pm, MS 5147.
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Last updated 6/3/2022