Course syllabus: We shall cover chapters 1-9 of the book.
Course hours and location:
Monday - Wednesday - Friday, 2:00-2:50 in MTH 0104.
Office hours: Wednesday 3:15-5:00 in my office MTH 2113.
If you have other classes scheduled on Wednesday, you can come Mondays 1:00-1:50.
Reading: I will assign chapters from the book that I will try to cover every week. A good strategy is to read every section before it is covered in class, take notes and gain additional understanding during class, and the reread the section and
do the assigned homework exercises at the end of the week. The material covered in exercises constitute an integral part of the exam syllabus and
will greatly help you assimilate the theoretical material.
Homework: There will be 10 homework sets due over the course of the semester. These should be handed in to me at the beginning of class on the due date (in general Fridays). No late homework will be accepted, so any homework handed in after the deadline will be credited for 0 points.
When calculating the homework grade, the two lowest scores will be dropped.
So, e.g., if you have missed one homework set, even for justified reasons, then this will be counted as your lowest score.
Midterms: There will be three midterms each taking place during
regular class hours. The dates are:
3rd midterm: Monday November 21st.
Extra midterm preparation exercises: 8.5.4, 8.5.5, 8.5.7, 8.6.1, 8.6.2, 8.6.4, 8.7.4, 8.7.5, 8.7.6, 8.7.8
The midterms and final exam will consist of exercises resembling the homework exercises. So doing exercises equals good exam preparation.
To be excused from a midterm you will need to provide a valid excuse and, in case of illness, a letter from the doctor to this effect. You will not have the
chance to make up an exam, so if you are excused from a midterm your
midterm grade will be the average of your other
midterms. It is entirely your responsibility to be in time for an exam, not your alarm clock's.