Methods in Combinatorics (Wintersemester 2015/16)
- Dozent*in: Prof. Dr. Maria Axenovich, Torsten Ueckerdt
- Veranstaltungen: Seminar (0121100)
- Semesterwochenstunden: 2
|Seminar:||Mittwoch 11:30-13:00||SR 3.061|
|Seminarleitung||Prof. Dr. Maria Axenovich|
|Sprechstunde: Mon. 14:15-15:15|
|Zimmer 1.043 Kollegiengebäude Mathematik (20.30)|
|Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||Seminarleitung||Torsten Ueckerdt|
|Zimmer Kollegiengebäude Mathematik (20.30)|
In this seminar we consider some classical problems in combinatorics and graph theory. Every student presents one such problem in a talk. The material is taken from the following two books.
- Proofs from THE BOOK by G. M. Ziegler
- Thirty-three Miniatures by J. Matousek
Both books are available at the KIT library. "Proofs from THE BOOK" is even available as an online ressource. If you need help with accessing "Thirty-three Miniatures", please contact us.
List of Talks
The following is the schedule for the seminar. Each topics comes with a list of the relevant chapters from "Proofs from THE BOOK" (labeled P) and "Thirty-three Miniatures" (labeled M).
|Nov 18||Fabrizio||Pigeon-hole and Double Counting||P27|
|Nov 25||Anika||Decomposition of Graphs||P11, P43, M6, M8|
|Dec 2||Pascal||Cayley's Formula for the Number of Trees||P32|
|Dec 9||Rameez||The finite Kakeya Problem||P34, M25|
|Dec 16||Ann-Katrin||Completing Latin Squares||P35|
|Jan 13||Marianne||Tiling Rectangles||P28, M12|
Note that you do not have to present all the material in the corresponding chapters. You may choose yourself which material to present or contact us in this respect.
Every student prepares a talk based on a chapter in one of the two books. Successful participation in this seminar includes, besides a well-prepared talk, presence in the seminar and active participation.
Solid knowledge of linear algebra and proof techniques.
The seminar will be exclusively taught in English. This concerns the provided material, the talks of students, as well as the supervision by the lecturers.