Enumerative Combinatorics

module at the London Taught Course Centre

Time and date: 10:50 to 12:50 Mondays, first session (from 5th October to 2nd November)
Place: Cayley Room at De Morgan House
Level: Advanced

Module abstract

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Attendees of this course who will be near London in the summer of 2017 are strongly encouraged to attend FPSAC 2017, the 29th annual conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics, to be held at Queen Mary from 9th to 13th July 2017. (Sadly it has no web presence as yet; inquire with me for more details.)

Exam

Notes

PDF notes will appear here as the module progresses, in advance of each lecture.

Date Topics
5 Oct 1. What does it mean to have counted something?
2. Subsets, partitions, functions
12 Oct 3. Operations on (ordinary) generating functions
19 Oct 4. Species and exponential generating functions
26 Oct 5. Posets and Möbius inversion
2 Nov 6. Deletion-contraction (?)
7. q-analogues
8. Symmetric functions