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OFFICE: Armstrong Hall, 308K
OFFICE HOURS: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 12:30 – 1:30 or
by
appointments
TEXTBOOK: Matroid Theory, by James Oxley, Oxford
University Press, Oxford,
1992.
PREREQUISTE:
Linear Algebra or Algebra (Math 341, 343, 541, or 543) and Graph
Theory (Math 503), or consent of the instructor.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: the following topics will be
covered: Different axioms of
matroids, duality, minors, graphic matroids, representations, connectivity.
HOMEWORK and EXAMS:
There will be biweekly homework assignments, two midterm exams and a
comprehensive final exam. The homework average will contribute 50\% of the
student’s grade; the two midterm exams together will comprise 25\% of
the student’s grade and the final will be worth 25\% of the
student’s grade.
Grading:
Score

Grade

90% and up

A

8089%

B

7079%

C

6069%

D

59% and down

F


