These are the syllabus and list of suggested readings for the students’ seminars, from Fabrizio Zanello’s Spring 2011 Undergraduate Seminar in Discrete Mathematics. Some minor changes occurred during the course of the semester, including eliminating the last in-class quiz.

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This syllabus describes Sami Assaf’s Undergraduate Seminar in Discrete Mathematics, in which students do the lecturing.

Read more →The purpose of this undergraduate seminar at M.I.T. is to give students experience reading, writing and presenting results in mathematics. There is no fixed set of topics to be covered, instead students may choose from a broad selection of topics within discrete mathematics. Course Structure Give at least 3 presentations on some topic(s) in discrete mathematics. At least one of your talks should be based on a research paper published in a reputable mathematics journal. Submit an abstract and before each of your presentations, and provide possible quiz questions after your presentation. Write 3 quizzes based on the content of

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