Combinatorics

Fall 2011

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

**Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00am - 12:15pm**

**327 Milbank Hall (Barnard)**

**Dave Bayer**

**Office Hours**

bayer@math.columbia.edu

426 Mathematics

(212) 864-4235

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

**Exam 1**(30 pts), Tuesday, October 4**Exam 2**(30 pts), Thursday, November 17**Final**(40 pts), Tuesday, December 20, 9:00 am - Noon

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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*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).

*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).

*Proofs from THE BOOK*,
by Martin Aigner
and Günter 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.

Our teaching assistant is Nava Chitrik.

- How-many-tiles
- Derangements
- Practice1-Combinatorics-F11
- Exam1-Combinatorics-F11
- Exam1-Solutions-Combinatorics-F11
- Triangle-Orbits
- Practice2-Combinatorics-F11
- Exam2-Combinatorics-F11
- Exam2-Solutions-Combinatorics-F11

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

This calendar gives our schedule of classes and exams:

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