The key to problem set D and the key to the first test are available.
Problem set E is posted and is due 24 October. You will need the excel data file called statePopulations.xlsx.
Review problems A contains ten problems for you to work on in preparation for the midterm next Thursday. In addition to this, you should be going over the old problem sets and their keys. Working on the suggested problems listed in this log is also highly recommended.
Key to problem set C is available.
Suggested problems for chapter 4 are:
A rough key for the quiz has been posted.
Key to problem set B is posted. You should be reading chapters 4 and 5. Problem set D is posted and is due 10 October.
Problem set C is posted and is due 3 October. You should be reading chapter 3 and working on the following suggested problems:
The key to problem set A is posted.
Couple of corrections: The first quiz will be next Thursday. Also, I’m moving the due date for problem set B to Tuesday, 26 September.
The first quiz will be next Tuesday. It will consist of five problems modeled after the review exercises in chapter 1. Problem set B is posted and is due 21 September. Read chapter 2 of the text. Finally, the suggested problems are
I have written up couple of Fermi problems that we discussed in class last week as well as the suggested problem, exercise 1.8.3. These should serve as models for the problem set due Thursday. The document is linked here.
Problem set A is posted and is due Thursday, 14 Sept.
Read chapter 1 of the text. Suggested problems are
The course syllabus has been posted.
The final exam dates and times for my two sections of Math 110 are listed below:
Problem set F is posted. It contains some problems that might be useful in preparing for next weeks festivities. There is no due date.
Review sheet A is an html document that contains the topic that will be covered in the midterm. Depending on how far we get, some of the items at the end might be modified.
Problem set E is posted and is due on 24 October. Also, the date of the midterm has been postponed till 26 October.
Problem Set D is posted with a due date of 12 October. Suggested problems B is also available.
You should be reading sections 3 and 4 of chapter 3.
Read chapter 2 and the first two sections of chapter 3. Problem Set C is posted with a due date 3 October.
Problem set B is posted with a due date of 21 September.
A set of slides for the ring theory review has been posted.
I will also be posting suggested problems throughout the semester. The first such is available. Please bear in mind that I may be adding some more problems to this document. Of course, I will announce any such additions here.
A short set of slides summarizing the course syllabus is available.
We will begin with a review of group theory and ring theory. A set of slides for the group theory review has also been posted.
The course syllabus and the first problem set are both available. The due date for problem set A is 14 September.
Finally, two very important pieces of information follow. The dates for the midterm and final are
Both exams will be given during the regular class time.
National organization for mathematics.
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathemaitcs
National organization for applied mathematics.
Mathematical Association of America
National organization for undergraduate mathematics teaching.
A nice little mathematics department.
Halle library catalog.
NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions
An extremely well sourced online handbook on functions, constants, identities, asymptotic expansions etc. Your gubmint dollars at work!
A major preprint distribution site for mathematics and related fields.
The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive
A vast, searchable resource for the history of mathematics.
The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences
Find out what is known about various integer sequences. See if your favorite is listed!
A useful encyclopedic reference on mathematics.
A site that discusses topics that include, but are not limited to, science, philosophy, and art.
A movie tour in several parts of two, three and higher dimensions. A remarkable work. Winner of the 2010 Prix d’Alambert for the popularization of mathematics for the youth.
This site for the general public, produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute, is clearing house for the images and findings of the Hubble space telescope.
A web site devoted to the writings of the nineteenth century freethinker and activist, Robert Ingersoll. A passionate promoter of science and justice, Ingersoll used to speak to enthusiastic crowds throughout the country in the post Civil War period.
This is, unsurprisingly, David Mumford’s site - chalk full of interesting discussions on matters mathematical and otherwise.
Book quality resource on the solar system.
A site that collects various, proportedly scientific, arguments for young earth creationism and explains where they go wrong.
Bressoud, David. A Radical Approach to Real Analysis. Mathematical Association of America, Washington D.C. 1994.
A genetic development of the basic notions of convergence.
Courant, Richard and Fritz, John. Introduction to Calculus and Analysis I. Springer 1998.
A reissue of one of the classic calculus texts.
Steele, Michael. The Cauchy-Schwarz Master Class. Cambridge University Press, New York 2004.
An engaging introduction to inequalities.
Hoffman, Paul. The Man Who Loved Only Numbers. Hyerpion, New York 1998.
About Paul Erdos.
Nasar, Sylvia. Beautiful Mind. Simon and Schuster, New York 1998.
About John Nash.
Wilf, Herbert. Generating Functionology, 3rd ed.. Academic Press 1994.
Treats the application of power series to combinatorial problems. The second edition of the book in pdf format is available for free at: http://www.math.upenn.edu/~wilf/DownldGF.html.
Conway, J.H. and Guy, R.K.. Book of Numbers. Copernicus, 1996.
Discusses the many amazing properties of the integers and integer sequences. Graphics in this book is striking.
Apostol, T.M.. Introduction to Analytic Number Theory. Springer-Verlag 1976.
A comprehensive introduction to number theory aimed at advanced undergraduates and graduate students.
Oliver, David. The Shaggy Steed of Physics, 2nd ed.. Springer, 2004.
A poetic book that uses the classical two-body problem to motivate many of the fundamental ideas in modern physics.
Grimmett, G.R. and Stirzaker, D.R.. Probability and Random Processes. Oxford Univeristy Press, Oxford UK 2001.
Comprehensive introduction to probability good for upper level undergranduates and beginning graduate students.
Klenke, A.. Probability Theory: A Comprehensive Course. Springer-Verlag, 2008.
This book is appropriate for a graduate student. It is very thorough and has non-trivial examples.
These notes cover elementary trigonometry from the unit circle point of view.
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