MATH5505 Combinatorics

MATH5505 is a Honours and Postgraduate coursework Mathematics course. See the course overview below.

Units of credit: 6

Prerequisites: 24 units of level III mathematics or a degree in a numerate discipline or permission of the Lecturer-in-Charge.

Cycle of offering: 2020T3

Graduate attributes: The course will enhance your research, inquiry and analytical thinking abilities.

More information: This course handout (pdf) contains information from 2018 about the course objectives, assessment, course materials and syllabus. It will be updated closer to 2020T3. The current Course Authority is Dr Anita Liebenau.

The Online Handbook entry contains information about the course. (The timetable is only up-to-date if the course is being offered this year.)

If you are currently enrolled in MATH5505, you can log into UNSW Moodle for this course.

Course Overview

This course will present beautiful topics from classical combinatorics including but not limited to the Pigeonhole Principle, Ramsey theory, matching theory, Latin squares, graph algorithms, the Inclusion-Exclusion Principle, Polya counting, generating functions, and extremal set theory.