Enumerative combinatorics is primarily concerned with simultaneously
counting the number of elements in an infinite collection of finite
sets. Subsets, partitions, and permutations of an n-element
set are classic examples. The techniques include double-counting,
bijections, recurrences, and generating functions.
Tuesday at 09:30–10:20 in
101 Jeffery Hall
Thursday at 08:30–09:20 in 101 Jeffery Hall
Friday at 10:30–11:20 in 101 Jeffery Hall
Office Hour
Wednesday at 16:30–17:20 in 201 Jeffery Hall.
Exam
Monday, 13 December 2021 at 19:00–22:00 in Gym 3 (Bartlett) Mitchell Hall.
Assessment
The course grades will be computed as follows:
40% Homework 50% Homework
40% Project 50% Project
20% Exam
Homework
Problem sets are posted in PDF on the lectures webpage.
Your browser can be trained to open these files with the free
program
Acrobat Reader (or other
PDF viewer). Solutions to each problem set
will be submitted via the
Crowdmark system. Instructions for using
this software are
available. The solution to each problem must
be uploaded separately. Solutions are due on Fridays before 17:00;
late homework will receive no credit. Your best five
solution sets will determine your homework grade.
Writing
We write to communicate. Please bear this in mind as you
complete homework, your project, and the exam. Work must be neat
and legible to receive consideration. You must explain your work
in order to obtain full credit; an assertion is not an answer.
Academic Integrity
Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with all of the
regulations concerning academic integrity and for ensuring that their
assignments and their behaviour conform to the
principles of academic
integrity. Students are welcome to discuss problems, but should write up
the solutions individually. Students must explicitly acknowledge any
assistance including books, software, technology, websites, students,
friends, professors, references, etc.
Accommodations
The instructor is committed to achieving full accessibility for people
with disabilities. Part of this commitment includes arranging academic
accommodations for students with disabilities to ensure they have an
equitable opportunity to participate in all of their academic
activities. If you are a student with a disability and think you may
need academic accommodations, then you are strongly encouraged to
contact the instructor and the
QueenÊ¼s Student Accessibility Services (QSAS) as
early as possible.
Licensing
Materials generated by the instructors of this course may not be
used for commercial advantage or monetary compensation. Some material
is clearly copyrighted and may not be reproduced or retransmitted
in any form without express written consent. Other material,
licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0
International License, may be remix, adapt, or build upon it, as
long as appropriate credit is given and the new creation is distributed
under the identical terms.
Technology
Students are encouraged to use any available technology on the
homework and project, but these aids will not be allowed during the
exam.