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Master's lecture in Mathematics - Hulda Hvönn Kristinsdóttir

Wed, 03/06/2020 - 13:30 to 14:15
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Master's student: Hulda Hvönn Kristinsdóttir

Title: The art of counting - Textbook in enumerative combinatorics for upper secondary schools


Faculty:  Faculty of Physical Sciences

Advisor:  Anders Claesson, Professor at the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Freyja Hreinsdóttir, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Subject Teacher Education

Examiner:  Henning Úlfarsson, Assistant professor at Reykjavik University


The textbook covers basic elements of enumerative combinatorics with an emphasis on generating functions. The material includes an introduction to some standard mathematical concepts such as combinations, permutations, strings, sequences, series, recurrence relations and of course generating functions. The objective was to write a textbook on a subject that is often neglected in upper secondary schools, with minimal use of mathematical jargon, to make it more accessible for a younger audience.