Lectures: 
MWF 2:103:00pm in Hickey Gym 290 
 Office hours: M 45pm 
 CRN 93948 
Instructor: 
Anne Schilling, MSB 3222, phone: 5542326,
anne@math.ucdavis.edu

Text: 
 Bruce E. Sagan, "The symmetric group, Representations, combinatorial algorithms,
and symmetric functions", Springer, second edition, 2001.
 Symmetric functions in Sage
Other very useful texts:
 William Fulton, "Young tableaux", London Mathematical Society, Student Texts 35,
Cambridge University Text 1997
 Richard P. Stanley, "Enumerative Combinatorics, Volume II"
Cambridge Studies in Advanced Mathematics 62, Cambridge University
Press 1999.
 I.G. Macdonald, "Symmetric functions and Hall polynomials", Oxford Science
Publication, second edition, 1995

Prerequisites: 
MAT 67, MAT 150A; or permission by instructor 
Grading: 
There will be regularly assigned homeworks, which you should present in class on Fridays.
Every student should present at least 1 problem in class.
The only way to really learn and grasp the material is to play and work with it yourself!
There will also be projects to be presented in groups of 23 students at the end of the quarter.

Web: 
http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~anne/WQ2015/180.html 
Computing: 
During class, I will illustrate some results using the open source computer algebra system
Sage. When you follow the link, you can try it out yourself using
SageMathCloud. Or you can sign up for a
Class Account with the math department.
Log into fuzzy.math.ucdavis.edu and type the command `sage` to launch a Sage session in the terminal.
