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Coursera: Analytic Combinatorics

 with  Robert Sedgewick
Analytic Combinatorics teaches a calculus that enables precise quantitative predictions of large combinatorial structures. This course introduces the symbolic method to derive functional relations among ordinary, exponential, and multivariate generating functions, and methods in complex analysis for deriving accurate asymptotics from the GF equations.
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Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
Pace Finished
Subject Calculus
Institution Princeton University
Provider Coursera
Language English
Hours 6-8 hours a week
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2 reviews for Coursera's Analytic Combinatorics

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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This course is very hard but its a really beautiful and interesting subject. Pr Sedgewick really knows what he talks about. It looks like there are prior courses that would make it easier to access this material, but I took the course without attending those, and despite my rather good background, i fought a lot with Read More
This course is very hard but its a really beautiful and interesting subject. Pr Sedgewick really knows what he talks about.

It looks like there are prior courses that would make it easier to access this material, but I took the course without attending those, and despite my rather good background, i fought a lot with the new notations early in the course. I had wished Pr Sedgewick spent more time on a few precise examples , for example when explaining the cycle construction, or the star product.

The problem of this course, is that it focuses too much on its powerful results. The main ideas and messages are clear, but the important proofs and their technicity are left away. The 800 page book from Sedgewick and Flageolet is full of treasures but it is a difficult and long read. Through this course, we'll learn a lot of surprising results and applications from complex analysis.

So the material is ok. but there are many problems with this MOOC

the forum was totally unattended. because no support at all from the staff. many people gave up the MOOC i believe. They lost also motivation from the fact there's no grading and certificate to get from this course.
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3 years ago
Marat Minshin partially completed this course, spending 10 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very hard.
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