matthias beck

professor of mathematics
kumi does math
san francisco state universityfreie universität berlin

Discrete Geometry III: Enumerative Geometric Combinatorics

FU Berlin Winter 2020/21

Lecture & Exercises TBD, Seminarraum @ Villa
Instructor Matthias Beck
Teaching Assistant Sophie Rehberg
Office Villa
Office hours TBD & by appointment

Course description. This is the last in a series of three courses on discrete geometry. This advanced course will cover a selection of topics from enumerative geometric combinatorics:

Prerequisites. Linear algebra, basic combinatorics, polyhedral geometry (convex polytopes, faces, polarity, etc.) as covered in Discrete Geometry I-II.


Exercises & final exam. I will post (below) weekly homework problems, due on Thursdays before class. To obtain the Aktive Teilnahme stamp, you will need to reach at least a 50% total score on the homework. The final exam will be a 48-hour take-home exam starting at 12:00 on 22 February 2021, posted here and on the FU Whiteboard sites. The Nachklausur will also be a 48-hour take-home exam starting at 12:00 on 22 March 2021; anyone wishing to take the Nachklausur needs to register (email to the instructor) by 8 March 2021.

I want to ensure that each of you accomplishes the goals of this course as comfortably and successfully as possible. At any time you feel overwhelmed or lost, please come and talk with me. Always ask lots of questions in class; my courses are interactive. You are always encouraged to see me in my office.

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diskrete geometrie
freie universität berlin
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