Fall 2010

General Information | Lecture Notes | Problem Sets | Textbooks | Links | Final Project

**Instructor:**Jeremy Martin

623 Snow, 864-7114**KU course number:**45169**Syllabus****Meeting times:**MWF, 1:00-1:50 PM,**408 Snow**(note change as of 8/20/10 3:00 PM)**Office hours:**Wednesdays 2:00-2:50 PM, Thursdays 1:00-2:15 PM, or by appointment**Prerequisite:**Math 724 (Enumerative Combinatorics) or permission of the instructor**Math 824 Google Group**(all students should join)- Information on the final project

The lecture notes are available from the Math 824 Google Group (last updated 8/20/10). I will probably add more material as we go. You may save a copy for personal use, but please do not distribute them without my permission.

Problem Set #2 (due Fri 9/17/10)

Problem Set #3 (due Fri 10/8/10)

Problem Set #4 (due Fri 11/5/10)

Problem Set #5 (due Wed 12/8/10)

All the books in the list below can be perused in Jeremy's office. The official textbook is #1 in the list below; however, you may want to substitute #3, whose material is a bit closer to what will be covered in the class. (All the homework assignments will be self-contained.) You should definitely obtain #4 and #5, which are free downloads. In addition, #1 is currently being made into a second edition; you can obtain the first two chapters for free from Stanley's website.

- R.P. Stanley,
*Enumerative Combinatorics, volume 1*(Cambridge, 1997)

(Enumeration; posets and lattices; generating functions)

Amazon | Google Books - R.P. Stanley,
*Enumerative Combinatorics, volume 2*(Cambridge, 1999)

(More enumeration, including exponential generating functions; symmetric functions)

Amazon | Google Books - M. Aigner,
*Combinatorial Theory*(Springer, 1997)

(Enumeration; posets, lattices, and matroids)

Amazon | Google Books - R.P. Stanley,
*Hyperplane Arrangements*(lecture notes available free online) - A. Schrijver,
*A Course in Combinatorial Optimization*(lecture notes available free online) - T. Brylawski and J. Oxley,
*The Tutte polynomial and its applications*, Chapter 6 of*Matroid applications*, N. White, ed. (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1992) - B.
Sagan,
*The Symmetric Group, 2nd edn.*(Springer, 2001)

Here is complete information on the final project.

- Writing in the Sciences (UNC Chapel Hill Writing Center)
*A Guide to Writing Mathematics*and Mathematical Writing Checklist (Prof. Kevin Lee, Purdue)

- Jeremy's home page
- KU Mathematics Department
- KU Registrar
- KU Bookstore
- KU policies on academic misconduct
- KU Office of Disability Resources

- KU Math Department LaTeX page
- Sage (free, open-source mathematical software)
- Acrobat Reader (to read PDF files on this page)

Last updated Mon 11/29/10