MAT 145: Combinatorics (Spring 2018)
2105 MSB, 601-4000 x4009, email:
Please only use email in an emergency,
e.g., if you are sick and you cannot reach me by phone. I will
not reply to emails with questions about class material, etc.
Office Hours: Wed. 1:10-2:00pm, Friday
11:00am-12:00pm or by appointment, at my office.
- TA: Alto Senda (firstname.lastname@example.org). Office hours Wed 10-11am, Th 1-2pm,
in 2127 MSB
TEXTBOOK: Discrete Mathematics by Lovasz,
Pelikan, and Vesztergombi
Course grade will be based on the following:
- Homework (due dates Apr 9, Apr 16, Apr 23, May 4,
May 11, May 18, Jun 1, Jun 6): 50 points
- Midterm Exam 1 (Monday, Apr 30, in class): 100
- Midterm Exam 2 (Wednesday, May 23, in class): 100
- Final (Tuesday, Jun 12, 8:00am-10:00am, Haring
1204): 200 points,
- TOTAL: 450 points.
I will follow this grading curve (I may add plusses
- 0-40%: F
- 41-50%: D
- 51-65%: C
- 66-80%: B
- 81-100%: A
bear in mind that talking, cellphone ringing, newspaper
reading, etc. disrupt the lectures. Use of
computers, cellphones, recorders, or any other
electronic devices during lectures is not allowed.
If you have any problem at all that requires special
accommodation, please let me know well in advance!
In particular, the Student Disability
Center asked me to post this message:
student with a documented disability (e.g. physical,
learning, psychiatric, vision, hearing, etc.) who needs to
arrange reasonable accommodations must contact the Student
Disability Center (SDC). Faculty are authorized to provide
only the accommodations requested by the SDC. If you have
any questions, please contact the SDC at 530-752-3184 or
Material presented in the lectures and on
homeworks will be the basis for the exams.
Use of books, notes, calculators, or anything else
but pencil and paper, will not be allowed on any exam.
See the Homework
assignments page for homework information.
Also, there will be no make-up exams.
A missed exam counts as 0 points. If you miss the final
you will automatically receive an F. The
grade I (Incomplete) will not be given in any
circumstances. Be aware that, due to a
recent policy change, the grade NS (Enrolled No Work
Submitted) no longer exists, so you will receive an F if
you submit no work.
for the midterms will be posted at the materials page.
If you want a math department
computer account, please visit the
class accounts page. You will have access
to MATLAB, which is used for almost all computations I do
for this class.