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MT5821   Advanced Combinatorics

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 11

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: 12.00 noon Mon (odd weeks), Wed and Fri

Combinatorics underlies and interacts many topics in discrete mathematics including group theory, statistical design, and statistical mechanics, as well as being a lively subject in its own right. The module will give students a good grounding in the techniques and will engage students with research-level problems. It is designed to make a wide area of combinatorics available to students.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass MT4514 or pass MT4516

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2.5-hour lectures (weeks 1 - 10) and 1-hour tutorial (weeks 2 - 11).

Scheduled learning hours: 35

Guided independent study hours: 165

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2.5-hour Written Examination = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 100%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 0%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Prof P Cameron