The course consists of two parts.
- Part I: Combinatorics and Graph Theory (Combinatorics, Graph Theory, Stochastic Aspects),
- Part II: Algebraic Structures (Multilinear Algebra, Rings and Modules).
LectureThe lecture part of the course is entirely online.
- Lecture notes and recorded videos are provided in Moodle.
- The lecture notes are posted section by section and you can ask and answer questions and start discussions directly as annotations in the notes. In addition the Moodle forums can be used for discussion.
- Every Tuesday at 9:00am there is a virtual office hour in which you can ask questions (join uniMEET via Moodle). I will start the video conference room and wait ca. 5 minutes if people show up and have questions (if not I'll leave). Maximal duration: 30-45 minutes.
- This is a new mode for all of us! If you have feedback or suggestions, please let me know. If necessary, we will adjust the mode during the semester to achieve the best possible learning experience for everyone.
- Exam: Written exam. If it is not possible to hold a written exam due to the COVID-19 situation, or you cannot participate in one, it will be replaced by an oral exam (online).
- You have to solve assigned problems and present them.
- The exercise class is held in person (HS 11.02) when the COVID-19 situation allows this (green/yellow/orange traffic light). As usual, students present the solutions on the blackboard.
- If it is not possible to meet in person (e.g., red traffic light), we conduct the exercise class online in uniMEET at the usual time. In this case, students should prepare a scan/photograph/... of their solution that can be uploaded on uniMEET and the presenting student then talks us through the exercise. If you have a tablet, you can also use that to screen-share. We'll be flexible in regards to the technical possibilities of each student.
Grading of Exercise Class
- Up to 15 points for solutions with a check mark system: 4/3 times 15 times (marked points)/(possible points), capped at a maximum at 15 and the first sheet does not count in the denominator. So you get full points with 75% of exercises checked;
- up to 5 points for presentations, with 2.5 points awarded per succesful presentation;
- up to 20 points for the final exam.
- If it is not possible to write an exam, the remaining points will be scaled by a factor of 2 and count for the full grade.
To pass the course, you need at least 10 points on the final exam and at least 20 points altogether.
COVID-19 risk groups
For people who belong to a COVID-19 risk group, who are living with people belonging to a COVID-19 risk group, who are in quarantine due to COVID-19, or who are affected by travel restrictions and therefore cannot attend courses personally, individual substitute forms of assessment will be offered to allow for the completion of the required study achievement.