Math 386: Combinatorics

Fall 2016

  Thomas Zaslavsky
  Office: WH-216
  Link to my home page.

Office hours

The textbook is Richard A. Brualdi, Introductory Combinatorics, fifth edition. (No other edition will fit the course.) This list of chapters is what I hope to cover in the class (skipping some sections). You will have to do a lot of reading and thinking outside class.

Here is a link to the schedule of topics and assignments (separate page).

Course goals: Develop theoretical and computational skills in basic combinatorics and several areas of more advanced combinatorics.

Grading System


There will be short quizzes. There are no make-up quizzes. Previous quizzes from this semester will be available here without solutions.

Test dates

Exam policy

Classroom behavior
Always turn your cell phone to silent before entering the classroom. No chatting, emailing, surfing, texting, etc. If you do, I may confiscate your device for the rest of the class.

Academic Dishonesty
Any instance of academic dishonesty will be referred to the Harpur College Academic Honesty Committee. Academic honesty violations can result in suspension from the University for multiple semesters.

Links to: Schedule | Announcements (test information, textbook corrections) | My home page