MA24110 Combinatorics
Introductory description
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Module aims
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Outline syllabus
This is an indicative module outline only to give an indication of the sort of topics that may be covered. Actual sessions held may differ.
I Enumerative combinatorics
Basic counting (Lists with and without repetitions, Binomial coefficients and the Binomial Theorem)
Applications of the Binomial Theorem (Multinomial Theorem, Multiset formula, Principle of inclusion/exclusion)
Linear recurrence relations and the Fibonacci numbers
Generating functions and the Catalan numbers
Permutations, Partitions and the Stirling and Bell numbers
II Graph Theory
Basic concepts (isomorphism, connectivity, Euler circuits)
Trees (basic properties of trees, spanning trees, counting trees)
Planarity (Euler's formula, Kuratowski’s theorem, the Four Colour Problem)
Matching Theory (Hall's Theorem and Systems of Distinct Representatives)
Elements of Ramsey Theory
III Boolean Functions
Learning outcomes
By the end of the module, students should be able to:
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Indicative reading list
Edward E. Bender and S. Gill Williamson, Foundations of Combinatorics with Applications, Dover Publications, 2006. Available online at the author's website: http://www.math.ucsd.edu/~ebender/CombText/
John M. Harris, Jeffry L. Hirst and Michael J. Mossinghoff, Combinatorics and graph theory, SpringerVerlag, 2000.
Subject specific skills
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Transferable skills
Students will acquire key reasoning and problem solving skills which will empower them to address new problems with confidence.
Study time
Type  Required 

Lectures  20 sessions of 1 hour (20%) 
Tutorials  9 sessions of 1 hour (9%) 
Private study  71 hours (71%) 
Total  100 hours 
Private study description
Review lectured material and work on set exercises.
Costs
No further costs have been identified for this module.
You do not need to pass all assessment components to pass the module.
Assessment group D
Weighting  Study time  

Assignments  10%  
4 fortnightly assignments during the term. 

Examination  90%  

Assessment group R
Weighting  Study time  

Inperson Examination  Resit  100%  

Feedback on assessment
Marked assignments and exam feedback.
Courses
This module is Core for:

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This module is Optional for:
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This module is Core option list A for:

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This module is Core option list D for:
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This module is Option list A for:

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 Year 3 of G100 Mathematics
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This module is Option list B for:

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