## MA316Half UnitGraph Theory

This information is for the 2016/17 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Julia Boettcher

Availability

This course is available on the BSc in Mathematics and Economics and BSc in Mathematics with Economics. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit. This course is available with permission to General Course students.

Pre-requisites

MA103 or equivalent course giving a background in rigorous mathematics.

Course content

This course examines the basic concepts and techniques of graph theory. The topics to be covered are: fundamental concepts, flows, connectivity and matchings, colourings, extremal problems. Optional topics include Ramsey theory, the probabilistic method, spectral graph theory, or matroids.

Teaching

20 hours of lectures and 10 hours of classes in the MT. 1 hour of lectures in the ST.

Formative coursework

Written answers to set problems will be expected on a weekly basis.

D. B. West, Introduction to Graph Theory, Prentice Hall 2001; R. Diestel, Graph Theory, Springer 2010.

N. L. Biggs, Discrete Mathematics, OUP 2004; J.A.Bondy and U.S.R. Murty, Graph Theory with Applications, North-Holland, 1976; B. Bollobas, Modern Graph Theory, Springer 1998.

Assessment

Exam (100%, duration: 2 hours) in the main exam period.

Key facts

Department: Mathematics

Total students 2015/16: 12

Average class size 2015/16: 13

Capped 2015/16: No

Value: Half Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

PDAM skills

• Self-management
• Problem solving
• Application of information skills
• Communication
• Application of numeracy skills
• Specialist skills

Course survey results

(2013/14 - 2015/16 combined)

1 = "best" score, 5 = "worst" score

The scores below are average responses.

Response rate: 83%

Question

Average
response

2.4

Materials (Q2.3)

2.3

Course satisfied (Q2.4)

2

Lectures (Q2.5)

2.2

Integration (Q2.6)

2.2

Contact (Q2.7)

2

Feedback (Q2.8)

2.1

Recommend (Q2.9)

 Yes 46% Maybe 40% No 14%