12/24 (last message)
The course is over, the final grades are in! All exam statistics are in and may be found on the "scores and docs" page.
I thoroughly enjoyed teaching this course, and I hope you got a lot out of it, too! Special thanks to everyone who participated in class discussion - you always make my job easier and more satisfying!
The never-ending quest of finding a "k in N" such that a condition is satisfied for all n>k inspired some students to change how they write their name - see below!
Have an enjoyable break!
Exam 3 turned out in a bipolar way: many did well and many did poorly, probably due to the fact that a lot was going on for some during the last week of classes.
The final exam is set for Friday at 10:30 - I'll let you know which classroom. The final will have the format of a regular exam (3 theory questions with some A, B and C problems to choose from and write up five of them, subject to usual restrictions), but will be comprehensive. Test knowledge for this exam is the combination of test knowledges for all exams. A good way to start studying for the final is to make sure you can do all the A & B problems on the all the exams we had so far.
Office hours during finals week are:
Monday 11:30-1:30, Wednesday 10:00-3:00, Thursday 11:30-1:30, Friday 9:30-10:30
Good luck on final exams!
Exam 3 is scheduled for Thursday, covering 4.1-4.3 (I decided to drop 5.1). Test knowledge has already been updated for exam 3. Homework for sections 4.2 and 4.3 will be due by our final exam. Let's keep thinking about what day would be best for the final, and we will discuss it on Tuesday.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Exam 2 did not turn out so well. You may find the statistics on the "scores and docs" page.
Homework in 4.1 is due on Tuesday. Think about which day would be best for a final exam, as we found that Monday will not work so well.
After exam 2, you may relax a little. But only a little, since section 3.6 is due on Tuesday!
Exam 2 will be given on Thursday, covering sections 3.1-3.6. The "test knowledge" sheet has been updated for those sections.
Homework for 3.5 is due on Monday, so that I can return it to you on Tuesday. Homework in 3.6 will be due later.
We will discuss problems from section 3.4 on Tuesday, with the write-up due on Thursday.
Exam 2 has been scheduled for Thursday of week after next (11/13), covering sections 3.1-3.6.
We will discuss problems from section 3.2 on Tuesday, with the write-up due on Thursday. I plan to discuss problems from section 3.3 on Thursday.
Exam 1 turned out pretty well, you can see the scores on the "scores and docs" page.
We will discuss problems from section 3.1 on Tuesday, with the write-up due on Thursday.
Make-up exam 1 will take place on Monday 4:30 - 6:00 in room 302 (Faculty Hall, 3rd floor) because our usual classroom is occupied at that time.
I have office hours 11:30-1:30 on Monday if there are any last-minute questions. I will not be available 3:30-4:30 on Monday due to a meeting.
Have a nice fall break!
Exam 1 is scheduled for Tuesday. It will cover sections 1.2, 1.3, 2.1-2.4. As a sample, check out exam 1 from Fall 2009, posted on the "scores and docs" page. The format of the exam will be identical (you do all the theory problems plus at least five problems from a list), but the problems will not, although they will be similar in spirit. This year we covered section 1.3, which is not represented on that exam, but will be on ours.
To aid you in studying, I have assembled the "test knowledge" sheet. You may be asked to reproduce any item from the "Definitions" as a theory question. The "Theorems" section lists the most useful statements that you will need to know. You may be asked to reproduce one of those theorems as a theory question. (They would not be referred to by number, but rather described, like "if S is a subset of T, state the theorem that gives the relationship between countability of T and countability of S".) The "Proofs" section lists the theorems whose proofs have important ideas.
If you are taking the exam after fall break, keep in mind that the theory problems will be different, and any number of problems from the Tuesday exam may be changed.
We will discuss section 2.2 problems on Tuesday, and they will be due on Thursday.
We will discuss section 2.1 problems on Tuesday, and they will be due on Thursday.
Section 1.2 problems are due on Tuesday. We will discuss some section 1.3 problems on Tuesday - plan on having them turned in on Thursday.
Please note that office hours have changed slightly.
Problem Farm 1 and Section 1.1 problems have been assigned for homework, to be turned in on Tuesday.
Note: on the homework list, problems in PF 1 are listed as "all", which means all problems are assigned, that is, all may be chosen from. You only have to turn in a minimum of 30 points on PF 1, not all the problems.
Welcome to the course! Look around to familiarize yourself with the layout of these webpages. Note that the most important links at right are highlighted. All documents (homework assignment, problem farm, etc.) can be found at the "scores and documents" page. Links to often-used documents also appear in the menu bar at right.
These pages will get more content as information becomes available. Check back often: useful information is provided in the "home" section (which you are reading), typically updated weekly.