18.312      Algebraic Combinatorics

M.I.T. Spring 2005
Instructor: Alexander Postnikov
Grader: Pavlo Pylyavskyy
Lectures: Tuesday, Thursday 1:00-2:30      Room 2-151

Course description from the MIT Catalog:
Applications of algebra to combinatorics and conversely. Topics include enumeration methods, partially ordered sets and lattices, matching theory, partitions and tableaux, algebraic graph theory, and combinatorics of polytopes.

Units: 3-0-9           Level: advanced undergraduate


Grading: Based on several Problems Sets.

Problem Sets

Recommended Texts: (The students are not required to buy these books.)
[vL-W]  A course in Combinatorics by J. H. van Lint and R. M. Wilson, Cambridge University Press, 1992 (reprinted 1994, 1996).
[St]  Topics in Algebraic Combinatorics, Course notes by R. P. Stanley
[EC1] [EC2]  Enumerative Combinatorics, Vol 1 and Vol 2, by R. P. Stanley, Cambridge University Press, 1996 and 1999.

Lectures (tentative list):

Last updated:   February 25, 2005