Discrete Mathematics II
Course code
MLM6229.DT
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Diskreetne matemaatika II
Course title in English
Discrete Mathematics II
ECTS credits
3.0
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lecturer of 2023/2024 Autumn semester
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lecturer of 2023/2024 Spring semester
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Course aims
To provide the basics of combinatorics and graph theory. To introduce the methods used in these fields with their applications.
Brief description of the course
General term of a sequence and recurrent equations for expressing the general of a sequence using previous terms. Solving of recurrent equations. Homogeneous and non-homogeneous recurrent equations, solving recurrent equations.
The basics of counting. Pigeonhole principle: inclusion-exclusion. Permutations and combinations, their generalisations. Permutations and combinations with repetitions allowed. Binomial coeffcients. Binomial theorem and multinomial theorem. Generating permutations and combinations with the help of the computer.
Combinatorial problems. Generating functions. Graph terminology. Representing graphs and graph isomorphisms. Connectivity of graphs, Euler and Hamilton paths. Planar graphs. Graph colouring. Cromatic number of a graph. Trees. Applications of graphs.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- is able to solve some simpler recurrent equations;
- knows the basic rules of combinatorics, including the formulas for the number of permutations, binomial formulas and their applications;
- is able to transform the combinatorial problems using recurrent equations and solve the problems solving recurrent equation;
- knows the main types of graphs and is able to use them in order to describe practical situations.
Teacher
Tatjana Tamberg