Algebraic Combinatorics OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate-Level Advanced Algebra Course by MIT

Published Feb 28, 2009

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'Algebraic Combinatorics' is a free OpenCourseWare class offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The course introduces undergraduate students to the intersecting applications and theory of algebra and combinatorics. An understanding of calculus and linear algebra is recommended to students interested in taking this course.

Algebraic Combinatorics: Course Specifics

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Algebraic Combinatorics: Course Description

Taught by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Professor Alexander Postnikov, 'Algebraic Combinatorics' studies the relationship of algebra to combinatorics. 'Algebraic Combinatorics' focuses on topics like matching theory, combinatorics of polytypes and algebraic graph theory. Students will also study Young's Lattice and the Matrix-Tree Theorem among other fundamental combinatoric theorems. In addition, the course also includes an examination of common applications of combinatorics, like the optimization of electrical networks. Readings for this undergraduate-level course are selected from textbooks, including Wilson's A Course in Combinatorics.

This OpenCourseWare makes reading lists and four problem sets available free online. If you're interested in taking this class, visit the algebraic combinatorics course page.

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