Combinatorics

Spring 2022
Olympia
Day
Sophomore - Senior
Class Size: 25
4 Credits per quarter
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In this upper-division math course, we'll study standard topics in Combinatorics, the mathematical study of arrangements and, especially, counting. We'll learn basic counting techniques, briefly apply those skills to questions of probability, and then learn about generating functions and recurrence relations, two powerful techniques for solving counting problems. We'll cover other topics as time permits.

Students taking this course must have good familiarity with derivatives, integrals, Taylor series, and other standard topics from the first year of college Calculus. 

Our work in this course will be fully in-person, but accommodations are available for students who cannot reliably attend class in person; please contact the faculty to inquire about arrangements. 

This course is a standalone module in the Mathematical Systems program. To register, you'll need to contact the faculty to take this as a 4-credit module in that program.

Registration

Prerequisites

Success in three quarters of Calculus is required; previous experience studying upper-division mathematics is recommended.

Spring 2022 Registration

Signature Required

Contact the faculty to be enrolled in the 4-credit Combinatorics option in Mathematical Systems.

Academic details

Fields of Study
Preparatory For

Mathematics, Physics

Credits
4
Maximum Enrollment
25
Class Standing
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Upper Division Science Credit

Upper division science credit will be awarded for work in this course.

Schedule

In Person or Remote
In Person
Time Offered
Day
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First Meeting

SEM 2 C3109 - Seminar
Location
Olympia
May be offered again in
<p>2024-2025</p>