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Norbert Wiener Center for Harmonic Analysis and Applications
University of Maryland

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Math 111 Section FC01, Fall 2008 - Course Syllabus

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Instructor Dr. Christopher Shaw Meeting time Tue/Thu 4:30-5:45
Email schris at umd dot edu Classroom MATH B0421
Office MATH 4302 Phone (301) 405-5158
Office hours Tue/Wed at 2pm; also by appt. Final exam Monday, Dec 15, 1:30 - 3:30
Tutoring Hour Fridays at 1pm in MATH 0301

Course website
Among other things, the course website will contain:
  • Schedule of material to be covered in each class period;
  • Homework assignment lists;
  • Online copies of handouts;
  • Pertinent departmental links.
Required textbook Math 111: Intro to Probability (S. Tan), a custom book available only at the University of Maryland. A solution manual is also available. We shall cover the entire book.
Homework Below this syllabus is a list of homework problems organized by date of class. While these homework problems will generally not be collected, it is very important that you work on them as we progress in class. If it looks like many students are not doing the problems and the grades are suffering, I may assign problems from the text to be collected. As further motivation to do the homework problems, I should mention that these suggested problems are all fair game for quizzes and exams.

I shall generally give a weekly quiz in class on either Tuesday or Thursday. All quizzes will be announced in advance. If we run out of time in class, I may give a quiz as a take-home assignment.

Exams There will be three in-class exams and a two-hour cumulative final exam at the end of the semester.
Grading policy
Homework/Quizzes      100 points
3 in-class exams 100 points each
Final exam 200 points
TOTAL600 points
Absence/Makeups (Unexcused) late homework and/or take-home quizzes will be penalized by 25% per day late. University rules require make-up exams to be given only in the event of illness, religious observance, or participation in University activities. This rule will be strictly enforced. Written documentation must be provided before you will be permitted to take a make-up exam. In the event of illness, you must bring a note from a physician stating that "you were too ill to attend class that day". (A note showing you were at the Student Health Services is not enough.) For absences that could have been foreseen (e.g., Religious observation, jury duty), you must inform me prior to the exam in order to take a make-up. For any participation in a University activity, you must have a note from the coach or advisor stating that you will not be able to attend class. Talk to me first.

Lecture - Homework - Examination Schedule
Day Date Section Exercises
Tue 2-Sep 6.1 1,3,5,7,9,11,13,17,21,25,27,29,31,33,37,41,45,47,51
6.2 3,5,7,9,11,13,15,19
Thu 4-Sep 6.2 21,23,25,27,29
Tue 9-Sep   6.3   1,4,5,9,11,14  
Thu 11-Sep   6.3   15,17,19,21,23  
Tue 16-Sep   6.4   1,3,5,7,11,15,19,23,27,31,35,37,39,41,49,56  
Thu 18-Sep   6.4   57,58,61,63  
Tue 23-Sep   7.1   1,5,7,10,13,17,23,27,29,35,41  
Thu 25-Sep   7.2   1,3,5,9,11,23,31,33,37  
Tue 30-Sep       Review  
Thu 2-Oct       Exam 1  
Tue 7-Oct   7.3   1,7,13,15,21,25,27,31  
7.4 1,3,5,9,13,17,19,23,27,33
Thu 9-Oct   7.5   1,3,5,7,9,11,17,19,21,27,29,33,35,39,41  
Tue 14-Oct   7.6   1,3,5,7,9,11,15,17,21,27,31  
Thu 16-Oct   7.6   33,35  
Tue 21-Oct   8.1   1,3,5,9,11,13,15,16,19,24  
Thu 23-Oct   8.2   1,3,5,11,13,15,19,22,25,39  
Tue 28-Oct       Review  
Thu 30-Oct       Exam 2  
Tue 4-Nov   8.3   1,3,5,7,11,13,19,27,30  
Thu 6-Nov   8.4   1,3,5,7,9  
Tue 11-Nov   8.4   11,13,15,17,21,23,25,29,33,35  
Thu 13-Nov       Appendix  
Tue 18-Nov   8.5   1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15  
Thu 20-Nov   8.5   17,19,20  
Tue 25-Nov   8.6   1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21  
Thu 27-Nov   --   Thanksgiving Holiday  
Tue 2-Dec       Review  
Thu 4-Dec       Exam 3  
Tue 9-Dec       Appendix  
Thu 11-Dec       Review  
Mon 15-Dec       Final Exam, 1:30 - 3:30  

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