MAD 7396: Topics in Combinatorics
University of Florida, Fall 2019
Matherly Hall 115, MWF5 (11:45–12:35)
Office: Little Hall 412
Office hours: TBD, and by appointment
Office phone: (352) 294-2338
The Probabilistic Method by Alon and Spencer.
We aim to introduce the probabilistic method and present numerous applications of it in combinatorics.
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