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|Students in the course|||
(with PDF links)
|What is it?||Handed out|
|The final exam|| Here is a version of the final exam, in a
more compact format. |
According to university rules, the final exams must be kept but students may inspect their graded exams. Here is a discussion of the grades and grading.
Information about assigning course grades, submitted to the Registrar's computer system late Monday afternoon, May 10, is here.
Review material for the final exam
|Answers to the second exam||
Here are detailed answers to the second exam.
Here is a discussion of the grades and grading. Some remarks about student responses should be read by every student in the class.
|The second exam||Here is the second exam. Solutions will be due at the beginning of class, Monday, April 19.||4/14/2010|
A workshop to allow students to compute a
real integral in class
Review material for the second exam
|The fifth set of homework problems||Solutions are due at the beginning of class, Wednesday, March 31 (stay calm: we'll have a total of 6 or 7 homework assignments in the course, so the end is near!). postponed from Monday, March 22 (because I really didn't cover enough in class on Monday, March 8).||3/24/2010|
|The fourth set of homework problems||Solutions are due at the beginning of class, Wednesday, March
24 postponed from Monday, March 22 (because I really didn't cover enough in class on
Monday, March 8). |
The assignment as originally distributed had an error. In problem B, part b), there is a missing n in the exponent of the term with large parentheses. It is now corrected in the file linked here, and a message was just sent to all students in the course about this. I regret the error and I thank extravagantly Ms. Addabbo and Mr. Laflotte for bringing it to my attention.
Also in part b) of B, the n should be a positive integer. I thank Mr. Ronan for bringing this to my attention. I am much too embarrassed to send another message with the further correction. I actually don't know how to compute the integrals for negative n (at least without a great deal of work!).
And further corrected 3/23/2010
|Trig series graphs||This is an attempt to convince students that the simplicity with which power series can be differentiated is truly an amazing fact, which doesn't hold in many other specific situations.||3/8/2010|
|Answers to the first exam||
Here are detailed answers to the first exam. A correction has been
made (3/4) following a comment by Mr. Zhang for which I thank him. Please tell
me any additional
comments or corrections. Copies of the answers will be returned with
graded exams in lecture on Monday, March 8.
Here is a discussion of the grades and grading.
|The first exam||Here is a version of the first
exam, in a somewhat more compact format. The embarrassing misprint in
problem 2 discovered by Mr. Cantave during the exam has been
correct. I thank him again, and regret the error. |
Graded exams should be returned in lecture on Monday, March 8.
Review material for the first exam
|The third set of homework problems||Solutions are due at the beginning of class, Wednesday, February
Correction In problem A, the phrase "–iR to R" has been changed to "R–iR to R" which is what I meant and what the accompanying diagram now indicates more definitely. I thank Mr. Marcus for this correction (2/17).
|The second set of homework problems||Solutions are due at the beginning of class, Wednesday, February 10. (The original due date was Monday, February 8, but the deadline has been postponed.||2/1/2010|
|The first set of homework problems||Solutions are due at the beginning of class on Monday, February
1/31: A date correction and some changes of spacing were made, and point values were added to the problems.
|Entrance exam||The purpose of this assignment is to give insight to students very
early in the course about some of the methods to be used. Familiarity
with all of the material tested here is necessary for success in this
course. Answers are due on Monday, January 25. In the past,
there has been a strong correlation between success in the course
and good performance on the entrance exam.
Graded entrance "exams" will be returned on Wednesday, January 27. The grades ranged from 25 to 58 (out of a total of 60 possible points). You may feel happier knowing that the instructor would probably have gotten a 57 or 58 because he made an error solving problem 2.
|Information sheet||A form to be passed out on the first day of class.||1/21/2010|
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