18.312      Algebraic Combinatorics

M.I.T. Spring 2013
Instructor: Alexander Postnikov

Time: Tuesday, Thursday 11:00-12:30      Place: Room 4-159

Applications of algebra to combinatorics and vise versa.
We will discuss enumeration methods, permutations, partitions,
partially ordered sets and lattices, Young tableaux,
graph theory, matrix tree theorem, electrical networks,
convex polytopes, and other topics ...

Units: 3-0-9           Level: advanced undergraduate


Grading: Based on several Problems Sets.

Problem Sets: TBA

Recommended Texts: (The students are not required to buy these books.)

[AC]  Algebraic Combinatorics by R. P. Stanley, forthcoming book: pdf file

[EC1]   [EC2]  Enumerative Combinatorics, Vol 1 and Vol 2, by R. P. Stanley, Cambridge University Press, 2011 and 2001: Volume 1 is available as pdf file

[vL-W]  A course in Combinatorics by J. H. van Lint and R. M. Wilson, Cambridge University Press, 2001. (Click title page to read it online.)

Lectures (with links to additional reading materials):

Last updated:   February 4, 2013