MATH 4420

MATH 4420

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

Continuation of MATH 4410, although formally independent of the material covered there.  The emphasis here is the study of certain combinatorial structures, such as Latin squares and combinatorial designs (which are of use in statistical experimental design), classical finite geometries and combinatorial geometries (also known as matroids, which arise in many areas from algebra and geometry through discrete optimization theory).  There is an introduction to partially ordered sets and lattices, including general Möbius inversion and its application, as well as the Polya theory of counting in the presence of symmetries.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: MATH 2210, MATH 2230, MATH 2310, or MATH 2940. Students will be expected to be comfortable with proofs.

Distribution Category (MQR-AS, SMR-AS)

Comments Offered alternate years.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MATH 5420

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17552 MATH 4420   LEC 001

    • MWF Malott Hall 205
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Knutson, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person