Math 310: Elementary Combinatorics Spring 2012
Penn State University Sections 1 & 2

Instructor: David Little
Office: 403 McAllister
Office Hours: TR 2-4 and by appointment/walk-in
Phone: (814) 865-3329
Fax: (814) 865-3735
E-mail:dlittle@psu.edu

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Announcements
April 23, 2012
  • Our final exam is Monday, April 30 from 4:40 to 6:30pm in 129 Waring
  • Additional Office Hours: Sunday, April 29, 7:35-9:30 in 105 Osmond
  • April 20, 2012
  • Integer Partitions: Generating Functions
  • Integer Partitions: Theorems
  • April 18, 2012
  • Integer Partitions and Generating Functions Worksheet
  • April 13, 2012
  • Integer Partitions Worksheet
  • March 30, 2012
  • Catalan Numbers - Slides from class
  • March 26, 2012
  • Generating Functions II: Solving Combinatorial Problems - Slides from class
  • March 21, 2012
  • Our second midterm is Thursday, March 29 from 6:30 to 7:45pm in 112 Buckhout
  • Chapters 5 and 7 will be covered on the exam (No Multinomial Theorem, No Generating Functions)
  • Additional Office Hours:
        Tuesday, March 27 7:35-9:00 in 110 Osmond
        Wednesday, March 28 7:35-9:00 in 110 Osmond
  • March 19, 2012
  • Generating Functions I: Solving Recurrence Relations - Slides from class
  • March 14, 2012
  • Linear Nonhomogeneous Recurrence Relations - Slides from class
  • March 12, 2012
  • Linear Recurrence Relations - Slides from class (Updated March 14, 2012)
  • March 12, 2012
  • Group Project Descriptions:
       ° Perfect Coverings
       ° The Inclusion-Exclusion Principle
       ° Combinatorics and Games of Chance
  • March 2, 2012
  • Recurrence Relations Worksheet
  • More Recurrence Relations - Slides from class
  • February 29, 2012
  • Number Sequences and Recurrence Relations - Slides from class
  • February 17, 2012
  • Our first midterm is Thursday, February 23 from 6:30 to 7:45pm in 112 Buckhout
  • Additional Office Hours:
        Tuesday, February 21 7:35-9:00 in 110 Osmond
        Wednesday, February 22 7:35-9:00 in 109 Osmond
  • February 1, 2012
  • Combinations Worksheet
  • January 25, 2012
  • Permutations Worksheet
  • January 14, 2012
  • Handout on Writing Mathematically. Make sure to read through this handout before completing the first homework assignment.
  • The first homework assignment has been posted. Click on the "Homework" link above to download it.
  • Perfect Coverings of Chessboards - Slides from class
  • January 11, 2012
  • Perfect Coverings of Chessboards - In-class worksheet
  • January 9, 2012
  • Math 310 Syllabus