COMP 760 (Fall 2012): Additive Combinatorics

Instructor's contact: See Here
Lectures: MW 13:05 - 14:25 at MC103 .
Office Hours: By appointment (hatami at cs mcgill ca)

Course description:

Recommended resources:

The main text for the course is Terence Tao and Van Vu's "Additive Combinatorics", Cambridge Studies in Advanced Mathematics 105, Cambridge University Press.
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The main prerequisite is mathematical maturity and interest in some of the application fields (theoretical computer science, combinatorics, number theory). The students must be comfortable with basic concepts of probability theory such as random variables, linearity of expectations, variance, conditional expectation, and with basic concepts of linear algebra such as orthonormal basis, inner products, linear transformations.




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