The key to quiz D is available.
A study guide to help you prepare for the final is available.
The final for the MW 12:30 pm section is scheduled for
The final for the MW 11:00 am section is scheduled for
(You must attend the exam that is scheduled for your class.)
There will be a group quiz on Monday, 9 April. The quiz will cover sections 5.1 - 5.3, 5.5-5.6.
You should be reading sections 5.6 and 5.7. The suggested problems for those sections are:
The final project, which is due on 11 April, has been posted. The role of this project will be discussed today.
Problem set X is the extra credit problem discussed in class yesterday. Please turn this in next Monday. Your write up should be on a separate sheet, i.e. not included with problem set G.
You should be reading sections 5.3 and 5.5. Suggested problems for these two sections are:
Problem set G is posted and had a due date of 2 April.
The key to problem set F is available.
A study guide to help you prepare for the test next week has been posted. There is no key for the practice problems. If you need hints please ask me on Monday in class or in office hours.
Problem set E is posted and is due 19 March. Read section 5.2. Suggested problems are:
The key to problem set E is posted.
I know I was supposed to post the next problem set. However, the performance in the last one looks quite bad. So, I will be returning it to you on Monday - ungraded. We will have a chat about the issues involved and you will have to do it over again for Wednesday. In the meantime, it is critical that you read the first four sections of chapter 4 very carefully. Look over the problems again and formulate questions for me on Monday.
The key to quiz C has been posted. Read section 5.2.
The key to problem set D is available.
Problem set E is posted and is due on 7 March. Read section 4.4. Suggested problems are
The key to test 1 has been posted. Also, a small error in problem set D has been corrected.
Problem set D is posted and is due 26 February.
Read sections 4.2 and 4.3.
A study guide is available with practice problems to help you prepare for the test has been posted. I may add a few more problems, so please check back in over the next few days.
The key to problem set C is posted. Read section 3.5. There is a quiz Wednesday that will cover everything we have done to date from chapters 2 and 3.
The key to quiz A is posted. Read sections 3.3 and 3.4. The suggested problems from those two sections are
Read sections 3.1 and 3.2. Suggested problems from these two sections are
Problem set C is posted and is due on 29 January.
The group quiz on Monday will cover the first four sections of chapter 2. In preparation, you should:
The key to problem set B is available.
My office hours for this semester are:
The key to problem set A is available.
Problem set B is posted and is due next Wednesday, 17 January.
You should be reading 2.3 and 2.4. Here are some suggested problems from those sections:
You should be reading sections 2.2 and 2.3. Here are some suggested problems:
There seems to be a problem at the bookstore re the text. I am posting the first problem set with problems attached, so that students without the text can get the homework done this Wednesday.
The first reading assignment is to read sections 2.1 and 2.2 of the course pack. The first problem set is also available. The due date for me is Wednesday, 10 January.
The course syllabus has been posted.
The dates for the two tests are in that document. The dates for the final in my two sections of 110 are:
The final is one week from today (23 April) at the usual class time.
Slides that contain a few resources for further study are available.
Finally, the key to quiz C is available.
A set of practice problems has been posted to help you prepare for the final.
Read section 4.4 and skim 4.5 and 4.6. The suggested problems are
There will be a group quiz on Monday on the first four sections of chapter 4.
Finally, a rough key to problem set G is available.
Problem set G is available. It is an extra credit assignment with your score being added directly to your score on test 2.
You should be reading chapter 4, sections 1-3. Suggested problems are listed in a previous post.
The key to problem set F is available.
Couple of code snippets have been uploaded as well. One is for calculating expansions of integers relative to any base. The other is for fast modular exponentiation.
A set of practice problems has been uploaded to help you with the upcoming test. The document also has a topic outline. This document may be updated a bit on Monday.
Read sections 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3. Suggested problems are:
Problem set F is posted and is due 19 March. The key to problem set E is also available.
The key to problem set D has been posted. Read sections 3.1 and 3.2. I’m postponing the due date for problem set E to Monday.
If you got 32 or more points taken off on the test, you can submit solution to all the problems on the test to raise your score. I will grade this submission and rescale it so that the maximum possible is the difference between 60(= 92-32) and your score. That will be added to your score. This is due to me before class time next Monday. You can turn it in to the math department office or slip it under my door any time before the deadline.
Problem set D is posted and is due 28 February.
Read section 2.4 and 3.2 over break. Here are some suggested problems from these sections:
I have posted quiz B that we went over yesterday. An incorrect link below (to the practice problems) has also been corrected.
Read sections 2.5. Here are some suggested problems from sections 2.3 and 2.5:
A set of practice problems to help you prepare for the final is available.
The key to the first quiz is posted.
The keys to problem sets A and B are available above. Read sections 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3. The suggested problems are:
Problem set C is posted and is due 29 January. The little code snippet we discussed last Wednesday is available, as well.
The slides for the python introduction are posted.
My office hours for this semester are:
Problem set B is posted and is due Monday, 22 January.
Read chapter 1, sections 5 and 6. Suggested problems are
Here are some more suggested problems:
The reading assignment is chapter 1, sections 1,3 and 4. Suggested problems are
The syllabus for the course is available. The first problem set is also available. The due date for this problem set is Wednesday, 10 January.
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.