**Algorithmic Combinatorics**

### Wintersemester 2015/2016

#### Carsten.Schneider@risc.jku.at

*First lecture: * |
Do |
6.10.2015 12:00 - 13:30 ** Raum:
**HS 14 |

The first part of the lecture introduces to basic combinatorial
sequences like binomial coefficients, partition numbers, or Stirling
numbers.
The main part of the lecture is devoted to the concept of group
actions. This fundamental concept, connecting algebra with
combinatorics, can be viewed as the basis of Polya's counting
theory. Typical applications, for instance, concern different
colorings of the cube, or determining the total number of molecular
graphs of a certain type (e.g., alcohols).

Parts of the course is inspired by the lecture notes of Prof. Paule.
For further reading see:
- A. Kerber: ``Finite Group Actions'',
- D. Stanton and D. White: ``Constructive Combinatorics'',
- S. Skiena, ``Implementing Discrete Mathematics (Combinatorics
and Graph Theory with Mathematica)'', and others.