Discrete and Polyhedral Geometry

UCLA Course: Math 285N, Spring 2021.

Instructor: Igor Pak
(see email instructions on the bottom of the page).

CCLE Website: is here.

Class schedule: MWF 2:00 - 2:50 pm, via Zoom.
Zoom meeting id: 998 7682 8512 (the full link will be posted on CCLE cite)
The password will also be sent by email from the course my.ucla site.

Office Hours: M 3:00-3:50, via Zoom (same link).

Grading: The grade will be based on attendance, class participation (20%), and homeworks (80%) which will be posted below.


Course reading:

My book should suffice. For further reading see:

J. Matousek, Lectures on Discrete Geometry, Graduate Texts in Mathematics 202, Springer, 2002.
G. Ziegler, Lectures on Polytopes, Graduate Texts in Mathematics 152, Springer, 1995.
P.M. Gruber, Convex and discrete geometry, Springer, Berlin, 2007.
A. Barvinok, Course in Convexity, Graduate Studies in Mathematics 54, AMS, 2002.
B. Grunbaum, Convex Polytopes, Graduate Text in Mathematics 221, Springer, 2003.
J. Pach and P.K. Agarwal, Combinatorial geometry, John Wiley, New York, 1995.

I believe all these books are available in the math library, from Amazon.com and other retailers.

Collaboration policy:
For the home assignments, you can form discussion groups of up to 3 people each. In fact, I would like to encourage you to do that. You can discuss problems but have to write your own separate solutions. You should write the list of people in you group on top of each HA.

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Last updated 3/21/2021.