18.312 Algebraic Combinatorics

Spring 2005

Young lattice.

Young lattice. (Image by Prof. Postnikov.)

Course Highlights

This course features a detailed set of readings corresponding to the given lectures and a full set of assignments.

Course Description

This course analyzes the applications of algebra to combinatorics and conversely. The topics discussed include enumeration methods, partially ordered sets and lattices, matching theory, partitions and tableaux, algebraic graph theory, and combinatorics of polytopes.
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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Alexander Postnikov

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Level

Undergraduate