Here is the course description for the topics course that will be offered Summer 2013.

Math 5510 3.0: Topics in Mathematics for Teachers

This course is an introduction to three areas in combinatorics - coding theory, design theory and graph theory. We will introduce various well known objects and problems in each of these areas such as Latin squares and Euler's Officer problem, system of distinct representatives and bipartite matching, Hadamard matrices, Steiner triple system and Kirkman Schoolgirl problem, projective planes, linear codes and Hamming codes. Through studying these objects, we will learn proof techniques and construction methods used in combinatorics. More importantly, we will see the interplay among these three beautiful areas in combinatorics.

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Combinatorics - Topics, Techniques, Algorithms

Peter J. Cameron, Cambridge University Press

This course will be offered by Ada Chan from Monday June 24 to Wednesday Aug 7

Monday and Wednesday evenings 6-9pm