Love math but bored in math class? This is the course for you! Combinatorics is a fascinating branch of mathematics that applies to problems ranging from card games to quantum physics to the internet. The only pre-requisite is basic algebra; however we will be covering a lot of material. A mathematically agile mind will be helpful. This is an open-source educational resource found online. Citation as follows: Andrew Sutherland, Combinatorics - The Fine Art of Counting, Summer 2007. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCouseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/hs/com/com/index.htm (Accessed 2 October 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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