MATH 458
Algebraic Combinatorics Spring 2022
Division III Writing Skills Quantative/Formal Reasoning

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Algebraic combinatorics is a branch of mathematics at the intersection of combinatorics and algebra. On the one hand, we study combinatorial structures using algebraic techniques, while on the other we use combinatorial arguments and methods to solve problems in algebra. In this collaborative project-based course, students will select among the presented topics, develop research questions, and undertake original research in the field. Student assessment is based building positive and supportive collaborative working relationships with their peers, drafts of research project manuscript, and oral presentations.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 25
Expected: 20
Class#: 3278
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Drafts of manuscript, oral presentations, reflections, peer collaboration skills
Prerequisites: MATH 200 and MATH 355
Enrollment Preferences: Senior mathematics majors, students with programming experience, students with interests in algebra and combinatorics.
Distributions: Division III Writing Skills Quantative/Formal Reasoning
WS Notes: This course will require multiple revisions of a manuscript on the mathematical tent and collaborative work. The final result will be a 10-20 page research article and the course will be designed as a writing intensive course.
QFR Notes: This is a mathematics course in the area of algebraic combinatorics and is a quantitative and formal reasoning course.

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