Mazur Camina-Lewis Aigner-Ziegler

MATH BC2006
Combinatorics
Fall 2011


http://www.math.columbia.edu/~bayer/F11/Combinatorics


Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00am - 12:15pm
327 Milbank Hall (Barnard)

Dave Bayer
Dave Bayer
Office Hours
bayer@math.columbia.edu
426 Mathematics
(212) 864-4235

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Exams

Including our final, there will be a total of three exams that determine the course grade.

These dates do not coincide with any religious holiday which causes suspension of New York City's alternate side parking regulations.

Please discuss other conflicts with me in advance of the exam in question. Under extenuating circumstances, exams can be rescheduled to specific alternate dates and times. Missed exams will become grades of zero.

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Textbooks

Mazur

Combinatorics: A Guided Tour, by David Mazur. Mathematical Association of America, 2010. ISBN: 9780883857625. $64.95 list price. Columbia University Bookstore, Amazon ($64.95), or Addall ($52 and up).

Camina-Lewis

An Introduction to Enumeration, by Alan Camina and Barry Lewis. Springer, 2011. ISBN: 9780857295996. $49.95 list price. SpringerLink (electronic resource or $24.95), Amazon ($40.42), or Addall ($34 and up).

Aigner-Ziegler

Proofs from THE BOOK, by Martin Aigner and G√ľnter M. Ziegler. Springer, 4th edition, 2010. ISBN: 9783642008559. $49.95 list price. SpringerLink (electronic resource or $24.95), Amazon ($43.75), or Addall ($38 and up).

SpringerLink is an online, full-text resource available to current faculty, staff and students of Columbia University and Barnard College.


Teaching Assistant

Our teaching assistant is Nava Chitrik.


Course Materials

The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences is a great place to see what else is known about a counting problem, once you have a few cases worked out. For example, the first hit for 1,2,9,44 is


Calendar

This calendar gives our schedule of classes and exams:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
3 Sep 4 5 6 7
10 Sep 11 12 13 14
17 Sep 18 19 20 21
24 Sep 25 26 27 28
1 Oct 2 3 4   Exam 1    5
8 Oct 9 10 11 12
15 Oct 16 17 18 19
22 Oct 23 24 25 26
29 Oct 30 31 1 Nov 2
5 Nov 6 7 8 9
12 Nov 13 14 15 16
19 Nov 20 21 22 23
26 Nov 27 28 29 30
3 Dec 4 5 6 7
10 Dec 11 12 13 14
17 Dec 18 19 20   Final    21