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Course Descriptions

The curriculum of the program in the Department of Mathematics is designed to provide a broad education in both theoretical and applied mathematics. It also develops the scientific knowledge and the problem solving, computing, and communications skills that are critical to a successful mathematically based career.

MA 374 - Combinatorics

  • Credit Hours: 4R-0L-4C
  • Term Available: F, W, S
  • Prerequisites: MA 112
  • Corequisites: None

A first course in combinatorics. Basic counting principles, permutations, combinations. Combinatorial proof. The pigeonhole principle. The principle of inclusion/exclusion. Generating functions. Recurrence relations. Additional topics in combinatorics, which may include permutation groups and Burnside's Lemma, Polya enumeration, multivariate generating functions, combinatorial designs, Ramsey theory, order relations, or other topics at the discretion of the instructor.

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