Code MATH 318
Term 201802
Title Introduction to Combinatorics
Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Subject Mathematics(MATH)
SU Credit 3
ECTS Credit 6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Instructor(s) Ayesha Asloob Qureshi -aqureshi@sabanciuniv.edu,
Language of Instruction English
Prerequisites
(only for SU students)
MATH201
Mode of Delivery Formal lecture,Seminar
Planned Learning Activities Communicative
Content

Basics of counting, recurrences, special numbers, bijections and sieve methods, permutations, integer partitions, generating functions, identities, graphs.

Objective

To develop foundations in solving counting problems, and use them to study discrete stuctures.

Learning Outcome

Solve counting problems using basic principles (arithmetic principles), , use binomial coefficients in solving counting problems,
Use of Pigeonhole Principle
Use of more advanced techniques such as inclusion-exclusion, recursion in solving counting problems.
Use of generating functions in solving counting problems.
Use of recurrence relations in solving counting problems.
Use a combination of theoretical knowledge and independent mathematical thinking in creative investigation of questions in graph theory.
To be able to describe and apply some basic algorithms for graphs.
Understand the concept of Euler and Hamiltonian graph and relation with NP-problems
To be able to formulate and prove central theorems about trees, matching, connectivity, colouring and planar graphs
A basic understanding of directed graphs

Programme Outcomes

 Common Outcomes For All Programs 1 Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 1 2 Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 3 3 Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects. 4 4 Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 4 5 Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. 2 Common Outcomes ForFaculty of Eng. & Natural Sci. 1 Possess sufficient knowledge of mathematics, science and program-specific engineering topics; use theoretical and applied knowledge of these areas in complex engineering problems. 2 2 Identify, define, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; choose and apply suitable analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. 1 3 Develop, choose and use modern techniques and tools that are needed for analysis and solution of complex problems faced in engineering applications; possess knowledge of standards used in engineering applications; use information technologies effectively. 1 4 Ability to design a complex system, process, instrument or a product under realistic constraints and conditions, with the goal of fulfilling specified needs; apply modern design techniques for this purpose. 1 5 Design and conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret the results to investigate complex engineering problems or program-specific research areas. 1 6 Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management and change management; awareness on innovation; knowledge of sustainable development. 1 7 Knowledge of impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, health and societal context; knowledge of contemporary issues; awareness on legal outcomes of engineering solutions; understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. 1 Molecular Biology, Genetics and Bioengineering Program Outcomes Area Electives 1 Comprehend key concepts in biology and physiology, with emphasis on molecular genetics, biochemistry and molecular and cell biology as well as advanced mathematics and statistics. 1 2 Develop conceptual background for interfacing of biology with engineering for a professional awareness of contemporary biological research questions and the experimental and theoretical methods used to address them. 1 Electronics Engineering Program Outcomes Area Electives 1 Use mathematics (including derivative and integral calculations, probability and statistics), basic sciences, computer and programming, and electronics engineering knowledge to design and analyze complex electronic circuits, instruments, software and electronics systems with hardware/software. 2 2 Analyze and design communication networks and systems, signal processing algorithms or software using advanced knowledge on differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables and discrete mathematics. 2 Materials Science and Nano Engineering Program Outcomes Area Electives 1 Applying fundamental and advanced knowledge of natural sciences as well as engineering principles to develop and design new materials and establish the relation between internal structure and physical properties using experimental, computational and theoretical tools. 1 2 Merging the existing knowledge on physical properties, design limits and fabrication methods in materials selection for a particular application or to resolve material performance related problems. 1 3 Predicting and understanding the behavior of a material under use in a specific environment knowing the internal structure or vice versa. 1 Industrial Engineering Program Outcomes Area Electives 1 Formulate and analyze problems in complex manufacturing and service systems by comprehending and applying the basic tools of industrial engineering such as modeling and optimization, stochastics, statistics. 1 2 Design and develop appropriate analytical solution strategies for problems in integrated production and service systems involving human capital, materials, information, equipment, and energy. 1 3 Implement solution strategies on a computer platform for decision-support purposes by employing effective computational and experimental tools. 1 Mechatronics Engineering Program Outcomes Area Electives 1 Familiarity with concepts in statistics and optimization, knowledge in basic differential and integral calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, complex variables, multi-variable calculus, as well as physics and computer science, and ability to use this knowledge in modeling, design and analysis of complex dynamical systems containing hardware and software components. 1 2 Ability to work in design, implementation and integration of engineering applications, such as electronic, mechanical, electromechanical, control and computer systems that contain software and hardware components, including sensors, actuators and controllers. 1 Computer Science and Engineering Program Outcomes Area Electives 1 Design, implement, test, and evaluate a computer system, component, or algorithm to meet desired needs and to solve a computational problem. 2 2 Demonstrate knowledge of discrete mathematics and data structures. 5 3 Demonstrate knowledge of probability and statistics, including applications appropriate to computer science and engineering. 1
 Assessment Methods and Criteria Percentage (%) Final 30 Midterm 30 Exam 25 Homework 10 Other 5
 Recommended or Required Reading Textbook Richard A. Brualdi, Introductory Combinatorics, Prentice Hall, Miklos Bona, A Walk Through Combinatorics: An Introduction to Enumeration and Graph Theory, Second Edition (World Scientific, 2006).