General Information | Schedule | Homework |

Homework |
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Homework assignments will be due on Fridays, and will be posted to the course webpage.

- Each assignment is due at 5:00pm on the given Friday.
- All homework must be typset, and submitted electronically by email.
- Your lowest homework score will be dropped.
- Solutions to the homework will be posted to the course webpage.
- Unless you have a serious emergency that you bring to my attention before a homework assignment is due, late homework will not be accepted for credit.
- Some homework assignments will include challenge problems. These problems are either particulary difficult, or involve techniques that are not typically covered in prerequisite courses. They will not be graded for credit, but exist for extra fun and enrichment.

Homework will be graded on the basis of correctness, elegance, and also clarity of exposition. You have all had experience writing mathematical proofs, and one important goal of this goal is to hone your mathematical writing skills. You should take extra time to organize and write your solutions after you have solved the problems. Write in complete sentences and connect mathematical symbolism with explanation. A correct solution which is difficult to read and understand will not receive full credit. Think of each assignment as a small paper that you are writing for a Social Studies or Humanities course.

If you enjoy working in groups, I strongly encourage you to work with others in the class to solve the homework problems. If you do collaborative work or receive help form somebody in the course, **you must acknowledge this on the corresponding problem(s)**. Writing "I worked with Sam on this problem" or "Mary helped me with this problem" suffices. You may ask students outside the course for help, but you need to make sure they understand the academic honesty policies for the course and you need to cite their assistance as well. Failing to acknowledge such collaboration or assistance is a violation of academic honesty.

If you work with others, **your homework must be written up independently**. You can not write a communal solution and all copy it down. Discussing ideas and/or writing parts of computations together on whiteboards or scratch paper is perfectly fine, but you need to take those ideas and write the problem up on your own. Under no circumstances can you look at another student's completed written work.

I encourage you to look to other books or online sources for additional help in understanding concepts and ideas, but **you must cite other books or online sources if they provide you with an idea that helps you solve a problem**. However, you may not specifically look for solutions to homework problems, and you may not solicit help for homework problems from online forums.

Number | Due Date | Problems | Solutions |
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1 | Friday, 2/5 | Assignment | Solutions |

2 | Friday, 2/12 | Assignment | Solutions |

3 | Friday, 2/19 | Assignment | Solutions |

4 | Friday, 2/26 | Assignment | Solutions |

5 | Friday, 3/4 | Assignment | Solutions |

- | Friday, 3/11 | No Assignment | - |

6 | Friday, 3/18 | Assignment | Solutions |

- | Spring Break | - | - |

- | Friday, 4/8 | Midterm | - |

7 | Friday, 4/15 | Assignment | Solutions |

8 | Friday, 4/22 | Assignment | Solutions |

9 | Friday, 4/29 | Assignment | Solutions |

10 | Friday, 5/6 | Assignment | Solutions |

11 | Friday, 5/13 | Assignment | Solutions |