Spring 2020 Math 3322 Enumerative Combinatorics


MATH 3324: Enumerative Combinatorics

Instructor – Dr Sarah Holliday

CRN 14036,  Meets TR at 9:30 am - 10:45 am in D113

Course Description:

This course is an introduction to classical combinatorics and the theory of counting. Topics include the twelvefold way, combinatorial proof, the principle of inclusion/exclusion, and generating functions.

Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in MATH 2345 or MATH 2390

Expected Learning Outcomes: Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

1. Acquaintance with the basic notions, methods, and problems of Enumerative
2. Calculate how many ways to arrange balls in urns, according to the 12fold and 16fold ways.
3. Manipulate generating functions
4. Prove enumerative combinatorial identities

Instructor office location and number: D216
Instructor contact method: shollid4@kennesaw.edu
Office hours: TR 11:00 am - 1:45 pm
Attendance policy: On-time attendance is expected. Students are responsible for making up any material they miss if they fail to attend class. Students who wish to be excused from a class (and any associated quiz/assignment that day) must notify the instructor in advance. 
Missed exams: In order to be excused from an exam, you must (1) notify the instructor before the start of the exam (or as soon after as the circumstances allow), and (2) provide official documentation (a doctor's note, a parent note, etc.) excusing your absence in a timely manner. 


First day of classes Monday January 6
Drop add ends Friday January 10
MLK Day Holiday Monday January 20
First Test Thursday January 30
Second Test Thursday February 20
Last day to withdraw Wednesday February 26
Third Test Thursday March 12
Spring Break March 30-April 3
Fourth Test Thursday April 16
Last day of classes Monday April 27

Enumerative April 30, 10:30am-12:30pm, in this room.

Grades due May 8

Grading policy 

Homework & Quizzes: 50%
Exams: 50%

Required materials

Textbook: Combinatorics: A Guided Tour, David R. Mazur
Print ISBN: 978-0-88385-762-5
Electronic ISBN: 978-1-61444-607-1
Technology: No calculator is required, and no calculator will be allowed on quizzes and exams.  The use of cell phones, pagers, text or other messaging devices is not allowed during class.

Diversity statement: Kennesaw State University prides itself on offering a premiere, personalized educational experience for leadership and engagement within a diverse nation and world. This educational experience is achieved through recognition and appreciation of the differing backgrounds and experiences reflected within the University community. It is my intent that students from all diverse backgrounds and perspectives be well served by this course, that students’ learning needs be addressed both in and out of class, and that the diversity that students bring to this class be viewed as a resource, strength and benefit.

Accommodations Statement: Any student with a documented disability or medical condition needing academic accommodations of class-related activities or schedules must contact the instructor immediately. Written verification from the KSU Student Disability Services is required. No requirements exist that accommodations be made prior to completion of this approved University documentation. All discussions will remain confidential. More information, including location and contact information, can be found at http://sds.kennesaw.edu/index.php.



Spring Term, 2020


Students who officially withdraw from this course before February 26, 2020 at 11:45pm will receive a grade of "W" and receive no credit. Students who withdraw after the February 26, 2020 deadline and before the last week of classes, or who have exceeded the maximum number of withdrawals, will receive a grade of "WF," which will be counted as an "F" in the calculation of their grade point average.

The only exceptions to these withdrawal regulations will be for instances involving unusual circumstances, which must be fully documented. The date the withdrawal is submitted online will be considered the official KSU withdrawal date which will be used in the calculation of any tuition refund or refund to Federal student aid and/or HOPE scholarship programs. It is advisable to print the final page of the withdrawal for your records. Failure to complete the online withdrawal process will produce no withdrawal from classes. Call the Registrar’s Office at 770-423-6200 during business hours if assistance is needed.

Academic Integrity

Every KSU student is responsible for upholding the provisions of the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities, as published in the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs. Section II of the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities addresses the University's policy on academic honesty, including provisions regarding plagiarism and cheating, unauthorized access to University materials, misrepresentation/falsification of University records or academic work, malicious removal, retention, or destruction of library materials, malicious/intentional misuse of computer facilities and/or services, and misuse of student identification cards. Incidents of alleged academic misconduct will be handled through the established procedures of the Department of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity (SCAI), which includes either an "informal" resolution by a faculty member, resulting in a grade adjustment, or a formal hearing procedure, which may subject a student to the Code of Conduct's minimal one semester suspension requirement.