Math 415/515: Combinatorics and Graph Theory; Fall 2012.



Time and Location: MWF 9:55-10:45 AM in Bus Admin 149.

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:
    • Mon 1:15-2:15
    • Tu 9-10
    • Th 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.

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 is the basic info for the poster session for this semester. And a list of potential poster topics. This list is by no means exhaustive, though any topic must be cleared with me first.
For those who are doing the "fancy" laminated version, here is a sample poster you can use as a template.
Exams
There will be three 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.
  • Friday, September 28th. Here is a review for the first exam.
  • Friday November 2nd. Here is a review sheet for the second exam.
  • Monday December 3rd. Here is a practice exam for this material.
  • FINAL EXAM: Wednesday December 12th 12-1:55 in our regular classroom. Here is an old final you can use to practice for the final.