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Probabilistic Combinatorics
(dt. Probabilistische Kombinatorik)

Level, degree of commitment in original study programme Advanced module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
workload
Lecture (4 SWS), recitation class (2 SWS),
270 hours (90 h attendance, 180 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
9 CP
Course requirement: Successful completion of at least 50 percent of the points from the weekly exercises.
Examination type: Written or oral examination
Language,
Grading
German,
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for study course M.Sc. Business Mathematics.
Original study programme M.Sc. Wirtschaftsmathematik / Mathematische Vertiefungs- und Praxismodule
Duration,
frequency
One semester,
irregular
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Volkmar Welker

Contents

Positive probability to prove existence

1st and 2nd moment method

Erdös-Renyi model

Threshold functions

Lovasz Local Lemma

correlation inequalities


Qualification Goals

Students can

  • derive basic properties of combinatorial structures with the help of probabilistic methods,
  • recognize combinatorial structures in different contexts and analyze them with the help of probabilistic methods.

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.

Prerequisites

None. The competences taught in the following modules are recommended: either Elementary Stochastics [Bachelor Module] or Elementary Stochastics [Lehramt Module], Discrete Mathematics.


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