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Table of contents

  1. Problem sets
  2. Exams
  3. Attendance

Problem sets

During the first phase of the course, there will be a problem set assigned due roughly each week on Monday in class: more information is available on the schedule page. Late homework is rarely accepted unless you have an exceptionally good excuse for it.

It is encouraged, but not required, that you use LaTeX for typesetting your homework assignments. LaTex is a powerful markup language for typing up mathematics and is used in many technical fields. Appendix D of our textbook has a nice introduction to the basic features of LaTeX. I will make homework files available in LaTex format so you can start using it right away. If this is your first time using LaTeX, I recommend that you start by using an online editor (e.g. Overleaf). I included some useful links on the LaTeX page


There will be a midterm exam. The exam is based on the material of the phase I. Please consult the schedule page of this website for the exact time and location of the midterm exam.


Since we will cover a lot of ground this semester and much of the material is cumulative, attendance in lectures is strongly encouraged. The class particiapation is particularly important in the second phase. Note that the class participation contributes to your final grade.