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* Retrieved from Course syllabus SF2741 (Autumn 2019–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Basic methods in enumerative combinatorics. Sieve methods, for example inclusion-exclusion and the method of using determinants to count lattice paths. Various aspects of the theory of partially ordered sets, for example lattice theory, Möbius inversion in posets, P-partitions.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the student should be able to

  • explain basic concepts. theorems and proofs within the parts of enumerative combinatorics described by the course content,
  • read and comprehend mathematical text.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed basic course SF1610 Discrete Mathematics, SF1662 Discrete Mathematics, SF1679 Discrete Mathematics or SF1688 Discrete Mathematics. 

Recommended prerequisites

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Announced no later than 4 weeks before the start of the course on the course web page.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • TEN1 - Examination, 7,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Homework problems and possibly a written report on a research paper.

The examiner decides, in consultation with KTHs Coordinator of students with disabilities (Funka), about any customized examination for students with documented, lasting disability. The examiner may allow another form of examination for re-examination of individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

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Education cycle

Second cycle

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