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Research Group on Discrete Mathematics

Kollegiengebäude Mathematik (20.30)
Room 1.044

Institut für Algebra und Geometrie
Englerstr. 2
D-76131 Karlsruhe

Office hours:
Tu, Th, F 8:30-12:00

Tel.: +49 721 608 47412

Fax.: +49 721 608 46968

Combinatorics in the plane (Winter Semester 2016/17)

Lecturer: Torsten Ueckerdt
Classes: Lecture (0150300), Problem class (0150400)
Weekly hours: 3+2

Monday, 23.1.: lecture
Tuesday, 24.1.: lecture
Wednesday, 25.1.: problem class (sheet 11)
Monday, 30.1.: lecture
Wednesday, 1.2.: problem class (sheet 12)
Lecture: Monday 11:30-13:00 SR 2.67 Begin: 17.10.2016
Tuesday 11:30-13:00 (every 2nd week) SR 3.61
Problem class: Wednesday 14:00-15:30 SR 2.59
Lecturer Torsten Ueckerdt
Office hours:
Room Kollegiengebäude Mathematik (20.30)
Email: torsten.ueckerdt@kit.edu
Problem classes Jonathan Rollin
Office hours: whenever I am in my office
Room 1.039 Kollegiengebäude Mathematik (20.30)
Email: jonathan.rollin@kit.edu

General Information

On average there will be 3 hours of lectures and 2 hours of problem classes a week. Thus the course is worth 7 credit points. More precisely, the course is set up as follows.

  • Lectures take place every Monday 11:30 - 13:00 and every other Tuesday 11:30 - 13:00, starting with lectures on Monday October 17 and Tuesday October 18.
  • Problem classes take place every Wednesday 14:00 - 15:30.

This course will be held in English. However all students are most welcome to attend!


The lectures cover diverse topics in discrete geometry with a focus on the 2-dimensional case. A rough schedule will be made available in the first few weeks. Lecture Notes on the content of passed lectures will be provided later.

Lecture Notes

The current version of the lecture notes will be available here.

Currently the notes of this lecture from the summer term 2013 are available. The lecture will be based on these notes, but some changes are planned (in particular the exercises might change and some open questions were answered).

Problem classes

Every week an exercise sheet is provided on this webpage. It contains problems related to the content of the current lectures. The problems will be discussed in the problem class. Students are supposed to solve the problems at home and present them at the problem classes.

Exercise sheets


There will be oral exams at the end of semester.

Two steps are needed for registration. Please schedule your exam in the lecture or stop by in our office. Students may choose one out of three given days for their exam. Additionally you need to register online.