Math 415/515: Combinatorics and Graph Theory; Fall 2009.



Time and Location: MWF 8:50 - 9:40 AM in Crouse 317.

Instructor: Dr. James (JP) Cossey
  • Office: CAS 234
  • Office Phone: 330 972 8127
  • Email is cossey@uakron.edu (which is the best way to get a hold of me)
  • Office hours:
    • Monday 2-3
    • Wednesday 3-4
    • Thursday 10-11
  • If you can't make my office hours, let me know and we can try to set up a time to meet. Here is my schedule for the fall semester.
Textbook: Required: Introductory Combinatorics (5th edition) by Richard Brualdi, Prentice Hall. (NOTE: This is different than what was recently posted here - we are using the Brualdi book, which the bookstore has, rather than the Roberts and Tesman book, which the bookstore does not have.)

Course Syllabus.
The syllabus will include information about grading policies, exam schedules and policies, etc. You should definitely read it.
Here's an approximate schedule of what we'll be doing this semester. Emphasis on the "approximate".

Homework
Homework will be posted here on this webpage, and will be due roughly once a week.

Posters Here are the instructions for the poster projects, as mentioned in the syllabus. Note the deadlines.

Exams
There will be two in-class exams and a final. The dates for the in-class exam are not yet set in stone and can be moved (slightly) if there is popular demand. The date and time of the final is set in stone and cannot be moved.
  • Exam 1: Friday, October 2nd.
  • Exam 2: Friday, November 20th. (Here's a review sheet for the second exam.)
  • Final Exam: Friday, December 11th: 10:00 - 11:55 AM. In our regular classroom. Here is a review sheet for the final.