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Instructor: Dr. Stefan Forcey

- Office: CAS 275

- Office Phone: 330 972 6779

- Email is sf34@uakron.edu

(...this is the best way to get a hold of me)

- Office hours:

- 2:45-3:35 MTuTh

- If you can't make my office hours, let me know and we can try to set up a time to meet. Here is my schedule for the semester.

Course Syllabus.

The syllabus will include information about grading policies, exam schedules and policies, etc. You should definitely read it.

• Aug. 27: Day one.

• Sep. 2: No class on Labor day.

• Sep. 8: Last day to drop.

• Test 1: Thursday, Sep. 26. Here are the Review Questions

and the Review Answers. Also study quizzes 1-3, and homework!

• Oct. 13: Last day to w/draw.

• Test 2: Thursday, Nov. 14

Here are the Review Questions

and the Review Answers. Also study quizzes 4-8, and homework!

• Nov. 28: Thanksgiving.

• Dec. 5: Last day.

• COMPREHENSIVE FINAL EXAMINATION Tuesday Dec 10. 7:45-9:45 am Room: Schrank South 229

Here's an approximate schedule of what we'll be doing this semester. Emphasis on the "approximate".

Homework

There will be homework assigned weekly, and the assignments will be posted here.

They will not be collected, but the quizzes will be based on them.

- Homework 1: not collected, Take-home quiz on Thurs, Aug 29 due Thurs Sep 5.

On the back of the quiz: do any three problems from this list!

Worth points on the quiz---make sure to do three for full credit. Pick any three you choose.- Section 1.1: 1,3,7,11,13,31,33,35

- Homework 2: not collected, Take-home quiz on Thurs, Sep 5. due Thurs Sep 12.

On the back of the quiz: do any three problems from this list!

Worth points on the quiz---make sure to do three for full credit. Pick any three you choose.- 1.2: 7,9,11,13
- 2.2: 1,3,5,7,9,13,23,25,

- Homework 3: not collected, Take-home quiz on Thurs, Sep 12. due Thurs Sep 19.

On the back of the quiz: do any three problems from this list!

Worth points on the quiz---make sure to do three for full credit. Pick any three you choose.- 2.4: 1-25 odd, 31, 33
- 2.3: 1-19 odd, 25, 27

- Homework 4: not collected.
- 2.5: 15-21 odd
- 1.3: 5,9,10,11
- 3.1: 13,15,21,22,23,42

TEST 1 ENDS HERE.<

- Homework 5: not collected. Take-home quiz on Thurs, Oct. 3. due Thurs Oct 10.

On the back of the quiz: do any three problems from this list!

Worth points on the quiz---make sure to do three for full credit. Pick any three you choose.- 4.1: 1-5,9,10,15-18,23,24,25,31,33

- Homework 5: not collected. Take home quiz Oct 10, due Oct 17.

On the back of the quiz: do any three problems from this list!- 4.2: 9-17 (18 optional)
- 4.3: 1-11 odd, 15, 21, 29, 33, 37, 39 (these can be saved for next week if you want)
- 4.7: 1-13 odd, 25, 27

- Homework 6: not collected. Take home quiz Oct 17, due Oct 24.

On the back of the quiz: do any three problems from this list!- 4.3: 1-11 odd, 15, 21, 29, 33, 37, 39 (duplicate from last week)
- 4.4: 1-11 odd, 14, 17, 18, 23, 27, 37
- 4.6: 1, 3, 5, 11, 13, 15, 19, 9(optional)

- Homework 7: not collected. Take home quiz Oct 24, due Oct 31.

On the back of the quiz: do any three problems from this list!- 4.7: 1-13 odd, 25, 27 (duplicate from previous week)
- 5.1: 1, 3, 5, 21, 23, 25, 29, 31, 33

- Homework 8: not collected. Take home quiz Oct 31, due Nov. 7.
- 3.3: 6,8
- 8.1: 1-13 odd, 23
- 8.2: 3,5,7, 13, 19, 21, 33

TEST 2 ENDS HERE.

- Homework 9: not collected. Quiz 11/21(Take-home, due 12/2).
- 6.1: 23, 25, 27, 29
- 6.2: 19, 21, 22

- Homework 10: not collected.
- 7.1: 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 19, 23, 27, 31, 35, 37
- 7.2: 1, 3, 4, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 25, 33, 35, 37
- 7.3: 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 15, 37, 39, 47, 63, 67

Learning Assistant & resources

- Our LA (learning assistant) is Drew Scalzo!

Study/practice sessions: in Bierce, lower floor.

- W 4-5:30pm
- Th 4-6pm
- Fri 11:30 - 1:30
- Link: tutoring in the math lab(s).

- For integration, you can't beat wolfram alpha ,
which now offers great step-by-step solutions to
ODE's!

(with free account sign-up.) There is a lot of information with each solution,

including graphs of the entire family of specific solutions.

Here is a function whose power series has coefficients the triangular numbers, n choose 2.

- Philosophy of Math: Plato vs Aristotle

Wigner on the unreasonable effectiveness of math.

Hamming on the same.

More of the story.

Even more--Tegmark's response.

A book about Aristotle's view.

A bit of teaching philosophy:

Lockhart's lament.

A bit of history:

pure math by Archimedes.

CREDIT:

The text of this page was adapted, with permission, from an original course site by J.P. Cossey.