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Combinatorics (Small Specialization Module)
(dt. Kombinatorik (kleines Vertiefungsmodul))

Level, degree of commitment Specialization module, depends on importing study program
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture (3 SWS), recitation class (1 SWS) or lecture (2 SWS), seminar (2 SWS),
180 hours (60 h attendance, 120 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
6 CP
Course requirement(s): Written or oral examination
Examination type: Successful completion of at least 50 percent of the points from the weekly exercises or presentation with written assignment.
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program M.Sc. Mathematics.
Subject, Origin Mathematics, M.Sc. Mathematics
One semester,
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Volkmar Welker


Special combinatorial structures and their mathematical context are investigated. Specialized methods for the investigation of structures are developed and applied. The possible conclusions about the mathematical context in which the structures occur are worked out.

Qualification Goals


  • are able to analyze specific combinatorial structures,
  • apply methods tailored to special combinatorial structures,
  • to recognize and investigate combinatorial structures in the context of other mathematical disciplines.

They deepen

  • the practice of mathematical methods (development of mathematical intuition and its formal justification, training of the ability to abstract, proof methods),
  • in the recitation classes, their oral communication skills through discussion and free speech in front of an audience.


Translation is missing. Here is the German original:

Keine. Empfohlen werden die Kompetenzen, die in den Basismodulen und im Aufbaumodul Diskrete Mathematik vermittelt werden, sowie ggf. je nach Schwerpunktsetzung eines der Aufbaumodule Elementare Stochastik oder Algebra.

Recommended Reading

  • A. Björner, F. Brenti, Combinatorics of Coxeter groups, Springer, 2005.
  • B. Bollobas, Random graphs, Cambridge, 2001.
  • M. de Longueville, A course in topological combinatorics, Springer, 2012.

Please note:

This page describes a module according to the latest valid module guide in Winter semester 2016/17. Most rules valid for a module are not covered by the examination regulations and can therefore be updated on a semesterly basis. The following versions are available in the online module guide:

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