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Two kinds of homework

Homework will come in two flavors.

Problem based homework. These assignments focus on learning the mathematical content of the course.

Writing based homework. These assignments focus on the communication of mathematics.

Eventually the expectation will be that the techniques you develop on your writing homeworks will carry over onto the problem based assignments. That is, by the end of the semester the writing on the problem based assignments should be at the same level as those of the writing based assignments.

Writing software

While one can use most word-processing programs for typing in mathematics, those of you interested in pursuing careers in the sciences (or related fields) may want to consider learning some version of LaTeX. This program has the advantage that documents written look right, even if they are not necessarily mathematically correct.

If there is general interest, we may spend a class going over the basics of this editing language, including information on how to obtain and install the (free) software.

Classroom Introduction to Latex

Here are the notes we made in class: .tex and .pdf

Some standard policies

  • Homework is due at the beginning of class on the listed date. No late homework will be accepted.
  • You should read the material in the textbook as well as attending lecture. Some homework problems may depend on material in the book which is not covered in class.
  • I encourage you to work in groups to solve the problems; your write-ups, however, should be completed individually.
  • I will assign homework on a weekly basis; I expect clearly organized and worded solutions (if you are able and willing to type even better). I will consider anything illegible to be wrong.

Problem based homework:

Homework 1: .pdf , .tex (due September 4)

Homework 2: .pdf , .tex (due September 11)

Homework 3: .pdf , .tex (due September 18)

Homework 4: .pdf , .tex (due September 25)

Homework 5: .pdf , .tex (due October 2)

Homework 6: .pdf , .tex (due October 16)

Homework 7: .pdf , .tex (due October 23)

Homework 8: .pdf , .tex (due October 30)

Homework 9: .pdf , .tex (due November 6)

Homework 10: .pdf , .tex (due November 13)

Homework 11: .pdf , .tex (due November 20)

Homework 12: .pdf , .tex (due December 11)

Writing based homework:

Homework 1: .pdf , .tex (due September 6)

Homework 2: .pdf , .tex (due September 27)

Homework 3: .pdf , .tex (due October 25)

Homework 4: .pdf , .tex (due November 15)

Homework 5: .pdf , .tex (due November 15)