Math 580: Combinatorial Analysis
The Combinatorics of Finite Sets

This is a guided self-study course on extremal and order properties of classes of finite sets. The book is Ian Anderson, Combinatorics of Finite Sets, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1987 (out of print).

We will cover as much of the book as is feasible, beginning with Chapters 1-3 and 5, which are basic, and continuing with some selection from the other topics.

The book is on reserve in the Reserve Reading Room (on 2-hour loan, I believe).


Here is a PostScript file of corrections for the book. Most of them are simple errors, but some are oversights (like a missing definition) or suggestions.