Course Description and Grading BreakdownCourse Meeting Time and LocationTuesday and Thursday 1:00 - 2:25 pm 104 Math Building (Building 15) There will no class on the week of February 5-9. Course Instructor Contact Information and Office HoursDr. David Conlon Math Building (Building 15) Office hours: Wednesday, 12:00 - 1:00pm TA Contact Information and Office Hours2-I Math Building (Building 15) Course Schedule and TextbookFor now, the textbook for this course is The Probabilistic Method, by Alon and Spencer 3rd edition. An electronic copy can be obtained from the library by following this url: https://www.library.caltech.edu/eds/detail?db=cat04350a&an=caltech.707703
Course PoliciesLate work - AssignmentsProblem Set 1, due 4 PM January 19 in Cosmin Pohoata's mailbox in Math department building.Problems from Alon and Spencer, 3rd edition, 1.6.2, 1.6.6, 2.7.1, 2.7.8,3.7.2.Problem Set 2, due 4pm February 2.Problems from Alon and Spencer, 4.8.1, 4.8.2, 4.8.6, 5.8.1, 5.8.3, 5.8.4.Problem Set 3, due 4pm March 9.Problems from Alon and Spencer, 6.5.3, 7.9.1, 8.8.1, 10.5.1, 10.5.3.
Midterm and Final ExamCollaboration Table
* You may use a computer or calculator while doing the homework, but may not refer to this as justification for your work. For example, "by Mathematica" is not an acceptable justification for deriving one equation from another. Also, since computers and calculators will not be allowed on the exams, it's best not to get too dependent on them. |