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**Text:** Combinatorics - Topics, Techniques, Algorithms by Peter J. Cameron, Cambridge Univ. Press; and other reading materials supplied.

Euler Steiner Kirkman Catalan

**Reading Assignments:**- Chapters 1 and 2 (this should be mostly review material) Read by Sept. 1.

- Chapter 3: Read by September 12. Also Cayley Tree Formula [pdf]

- Chapter 4 and Rec. Relations [pdf] Read by Sept. 30.
- Ordinary Gen. Fcts [pdf] Exp. Gen Fcts [pdf] Binary Trees [pdf] Derangements [pdf]

- Chapter 5 By Oct. 9,
- Stirling Numbers [pdf]

- Chapter 6 plus handouts by November 5.

- Extremal Set Theory handout, pages 1-26, by Nov. 18.

- Extremal Set Theory handout II, pages 27-55, by Dec. 1.

- Chapter 8 plus handouts by December 10

- Chapters 1 and 2 (this should be mostly review material) Read by Sept. 1.

(Usually due one week after chapter materials are completed in class.)**Written Assignments:**- Assignment 6: (Due Wednesday Dec. 3) From handout: page 7, problems
1.1, 1.2, 1.5, 1.7, 1.8 and page 23-24, problems 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 2.7, 2.13

- Practice Problems 7:
From Extremal Set Theory handout II, page 53, problems 1, 3
Choose one as a bonus problem for the final assignment.

- Final Assignment of the semester: (Due by noon on Tuesday Dec. 16, 2014)
Chapter 8 (pages 120-121) Problems 3, 4, 7 and
from handouts: page 9 problem 1.2.7(a), 1.2.7(b)(i)(ii) and
page 13, Problem 1.3.6(a), 1.3.6(b)(i)(ii)(iii) and
page 58, problem 3.1.5, page 62 problem 3.2.4,
page 68 problem 3.3.4.
Problem A: Prove that the Skolum construction gives a Steiner triple system.

- Assignment 6: (Due Wednesday Dec. 3) From handout: page 7, problems
1.1, 1.2, 1.5, 1.7, 1.8 and page 23-24, problems 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 2.7, 2.13