Home **Syllabus** Schedule Links Homework | | | | # Syllabus ### Math 370, January 20 2010 **Meeting times and location** 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Cupples II room 220 Note that Cupples I is the math building. Our classroom is in Cupples II!
**Web page:** http://www.math.wustl.edu/~russw/math370/ **Introduction** Math 370 is an introduction to combinatorics. Topics will include the basics of enumeration, generating functions, the inclusion-exclusion principle, partition theory, and a small amount of introductory graph theory. As time allows, we will introduce Ramsey Theory, probabilistic methods in combinatorics, and poset theory (including Möbius inversion).
**Prerequisites** The prerequisites are Math 132, Math 309, and Math 310; or equivalent mathematical maturity and experience.
**Instructor:** | | **Grader:** | Russ Woodroofe | | Brady Rocks | Cupples I 114 | | Cupples I 203 | Office hours: Tuesday 12:00 - 2:00 pm + by appt | | Thursday 1:30 - 2:30 pm (in Lopata 323) + by appt | russw at math,wustl,edu | | brocks at math,wustl,edu | | **Textbook** Miklós Bóna, *A Walk Through Combinatorics*, 2nd edition. I will cover most of Section II, and selected topics from Sections III and (especially) IV. I will update the schedule periodically with a record of the topics covered.
**Grading** Your grade will be based on 2 midterm exams and one final exam, together with weekly homeworks and possibly an occasional quiz, in the proportions
Midterm exams | 20% each | Final exam | 30% | Homework and quizzes | 30% | I have scheduled the midterms for February 19 and March 26 (in-class). Note that spring break is March 8-12. The final is scheduled by the University for May 12th 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. If you are taking the course Pass/Fail, you need to do the equivalent of C- work to pass. |