Math 536 - Combinatorics II - Spring 2013

Professor: Ron Gould

Text: Combinatorics - Topics, Techniques, Algorithms by Peter J. Cameron, Cambridge Univ. Press, 1994, 1997 and other supplied materials.
We will concentrate on Chapters 10, 15, 16, 17 (all of which will be suplemented with additional material).

Other references besides those given last semester:

  • Lindner and Rodger, Design Theory, CRC Press. (For Chap 8, 16)
  • van Lint and Wilson, A Course in Combinatorics, Cambridge Press.
  • Bona, Intro to Enumerative Combinatorics, McGraw-Hill.
  • B. Landman and Robertson, Ramsey Theory on the Integers, AMS.
  • R. Graham, R. Rothchild and J. Spencer, Ramsey Theory, Wiley.
  • V. Pless, Theory of Error-Correcting Codes, Wiley- InterScience Series.

    Office: E432 Math and Science Center Office Hours: 11:30am-1:00PM MF or by appointment
    Office Phone: 404-727-7924 email:

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    Main Topics for the semester: Designs, Codes, Hadamard Matrices, Ramsey Theory, Counting under group actions (not necessarily in this order)

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