Discrete Math II

Math 852 Spring 2013 Section 001

(Apr 24) I have finished grading the final exam and computing the final course grades. I have posted these on Blackboard and have submitted the course grades. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me.
I greatly enjoyed teaching this class, and I hope that you enjoyed it, too. Thanks for your hard work this semester, and enjoy the summer!

Course Materials:
    Course information and course log recording topics covered in each lecture.
    Textbook: prepublication version of Combinatorial Mathematics (corrections) by D.B. West.

homework #1, due Wed Jan 16
homework #2, due Wed Jan 23
homework #3, due Wed Jan 30
homework #4, due Wed Feb 6
homework #5, due Wed Feb 13
homework #6, due Wed Feb 27
homework #7, due Wed Mar 6
homework #8, due Wed Mar 13
homework #9, due Wed Mar 27
homework #10, due Wed Apr 3
homework #11, due Wed Apr 17
homework #12, not to be submitted
take home part of final, due Wed May 1 at 10am

Additional references for graph theory:
  • Graph Theory by Reinhard Diestel
  • Modern Graph Theory by Béla Bollobás (available in the math library)
  • Graph Theory by J.A. Bondy and U.S.R. Murty (available through SpringerLink through UNL)
  • Combinatorics and Graph Theory by John Harris, Jeffry L. Hirst and Michael Mossinghoff (available through SpringerLink through UNL)
  • Schaum's Outline of Theory and Problems of Combinatorics including concepts of Graph Theory by V. K. Balakrishnan
    Stephen Hartke, hartke @ No . Spam . mäth . únl . edu (appropriately changed)
    Office: Avery Hall Room 339, Phone: 402-472-7001
    Office Hours: Mon, Wed, and Fri, 10:30-11:20am, or by appointment.
Meeting Times:
    Mon, Wed, and Fri, 9:30am-10:20am, Avery Hall Room 108
Collaborative Study Sessions:
    Mondays 5:30pm-6:30pm, Avery Hall Room 348 (lounge)
    Evening tests: Wed Feb 20 at 5pm and Wed Apr 10 at 5pm in Avery Hall Room 351
Final Exam:
    Mon Apr 29, 10:00am-12:00pm Avery Hall Room 108
Old Announcements:
(Apr 24) Starting last semester, the math department is conducting course evaluations online. Please fill out the course evaluation, as the information is helpful both for me and the department in improving teaching. The evaluations are accessible through Blackboard or the course evaluation website. The evaluations close on April 28 (the Sunday before finals week)---I do not see the actual responses until after grades are submitted.
(Mar 6) We will not have class on Friday April 12 and Friday April 26.
(Apr 5) Since the department's recognition reception is on Monday March 15 at 5:30pm, the study session will be held that week on Tuesday March 16 at 5:00pm in the lounge.
(Apr 1) The second test will be Wednesday April 10 starting at 5:00pm in 351 Avery. The test will cover material starting with section 7.1 on connectivity and go up through section 12.2 on posets (the test will not include dimension). The format will be very similar to the first test. Each student may also use a notes sheet: one sheet of paper with whatever notes she or he wants.
(Mar 4) Thanks to everyone who filled out the informal feedback survey! Here is a summary of the responses.
(Feb 15) The first test will be Wednesday February 20 starting at 5:00pm in 351 Avery. The test will cover up through section 6.3 on matchings, but not any topics on connectivity. The format will be very similar to last semester. Each student may also use a notes sheet: one sheet of paper with whatever notes she or he wants.
(Jan 16) Since Mon Jan 21 is Martin Luther King Jr Day and there are no classes, we will move the collaborative study session to Tuesday Jan 22 at 5pm. We will meet in the lounge.
(Jan 9) Based on the initial survey responses, the study session will be held Mondays 5:30pm-6:30pm. The evening tests will be Wednesdays February 20 and April 10 at 5pm.

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