Combinatorics: The Fine Art of Counting

Four color map of the United States, representing the Four Color Theorem.

Four color map of the United States, representing the Four Color Theorem. (Image by MIT OpenCourseWare.)

Instructors:

Andrew Sutherland

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Course Description

Do you love math but get bored in math class? Then this is the course for you! Combinatorics is a fascinating branch of mathematics that applies to problems ranging from card games to quantum physics to the Internet. The only pre-requisite is basic algebra; however we will be covering a lot of material. A mathematically agile mind will be helpful.

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Sutherland, Andrew. Combinatorics: The Fine Art of Counting, Summer 2007. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/high-school/mathematics/combinatorics-the-fine-art-of-counting (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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