TEXTBOOK: Matroid Theory, by James Oxley, OxfordUniversity Press, Oxford,
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