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MAI0102 Enumerative combinatorics, 8 hp

Course content

Basic methods in enumerative combinatorics. "The twelvefold way" (counting functions subject to various restrictions), sieve methods such as different versions of inclusion-exclusion, the involution principle and determinantal lattice path counting. Various aspects of the theory of partially ordered sets, e.g. lattice theory. Möbius inversion in posets and connections to topology.

Literature

Richard P. Stanley, Enumerative Combinatorics, volume 1, second edition, Cambridge University Press, 2011. For more information about this text, see here.

Examination

Homework assignments and a literature project.

Examiner

Axel Hultman


Page responsible: axel.hultman@liu.se
Last updated: 2018-09-26