June 10 
EulerPoincare formula; Euler characteristic for polytopes via
homogenizations; Möbius function of face lattices

May 26 
wrapup order polynomials: Birkhoff's theorem on distributive
lattices, Zeta polynomials, and Eulerian posets; polyconvex
sets and Euler characteristic (statement); hyperplane
arrangements and Hpolyconvex sets

May 19 
Introduction to polyhedral geometry: Convex polyhedra and
polytopes; dimension, relative interior and lineality space;
cones and homogenization; MinkowskiWeyl theorem; Faces and
face lattice

May 12 
zeta function of a poset; powers and counting chains; order
polynomial as powers of zeta; invertible elements and
Möbius functions; the Möbius function of the
Birkhoff lattice; proof of combinatorial reciprocity for the
order polynomial

May 5 
Ehrhart polynomials and reciprocity in the plane;
valuation property of lattice point counting; triangulations
as posets; bookkeeping and Möbiusfunction; Polynomiality
and recirocity of lattice triangles; Posets: order preserving
maps and order ideals; (principal) order ideals; multichains of
order ideals; Birkhoff lattice; the incidence algebra

April 29 
(multi)subsets as special maps; partially ordered sets;
examples: chain, antichain, boolean lattice, divisibility,
ordered partition lattice; interval, cover relation, Hasse
diagram, minimum/maximum; (strictly) order preserving maps;
(strict) order polynomial; polynomiality; posets and acyclic
orientations; chromatic polynomial as sum of order
polynomials; (multi)subsets as lattice points in geometric
objects; Ehrhart functions and EhrhartMacdonald reciprocity

April 22 
flow on a graph with values in an abelian group; conservation
of flow; nowherezero and flow polynomial; planar graphs and
their duals; induced orientation; recovering colorings from
differences on edges; dual to flow on dual; Tutte's 5flow
conjecture; totally cyclic orientations and combinatorial
reciprocity for flow polynomials

April 14 
What are combinatorial reciprocity theorems? subsets vs.
multisubsets; graphs and colorings; chromatic polynomials;
deletioncontraction operations; properties of chromatic
polynomials; acyclic orientations; combinatorial reciprocity
for chromatic polynomials
