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.


While I do not assume you are expert proof-writers, I expect you are familiar with the concept of proofs and know the standard formats (induction, proof by contradiction, etc.). One goal of this course is to help you deepen your understanding of proof and to be able to construct longer and more complex arguments.