Tuesday-Thursday 12:30-1:45, Ungar 411

The topic will be **symmetric
functions**. Most of the material will come from Chapter
7 of the lecturer's book *Enumerative Combinatorics*, volume
2.

**Office hours:** Tuesday, Thursday 2-3 (in UB547), or
by appointment

**Problem sets.** Problem sets
will be due about once every two weeks.

Most, if not all of the problems, will be selected
from here.
Problems should be solved primarily on
your own. Some "reasonable" collaboration is permitted, but you
shouldn't just obtain the solution from another source. **Do
not** hand in a solution that you did not obtain on your own or
did not obtain by collaboration with another student in the course!
Problem sets will be due about every 10-14 days, except for the first
problem set (in order to get a quicker idea of the suitability of the
problems).

Problems

On April 26 there will be an in-class quiz
which will count 20% of the total grades. Another 5% will be based
on class participation and attendance. The remaining 75% will be
based on the problem sets.