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Fall 2014

December

12

Final exam solutions posted. Course grades have been uploaded and should be available to you soon.

Old homework papers can be retrieved from the holder on my office door. I will discard them at the end of January. Have a happy winter break!

08

Last homework has been graded and can be retrieved at my office.

Practice problems summary solutions posted.

03

Correction due date last homework: Friday 5 December, not Saturday 6 December.

Office hours exam week: Reyer Sjamaar Monday 01:00 pm–03:00 pm; Sasha Patotski Tuesday 04:30 pm–06:30 pm. (This is a little different from what I said in class.)

02

Final exam instructions and practice problems posted on exams page.

November

23

Sasha Patotski's office hours this week will be Monday 04:30 pm–06:30 pm.

19

Last homework posted.

16

The Department of Mathematics sponsors the annual Cornell Mathematical Contest in Modeling. The first practice and training session will be held on Monday 17 November, followed by the second session on Wednesday 19 November.

12

New homework posted.

07

Exam solutions posted.

05

Homework for next week posted.

October

29

I forgot to announce in class today that Sasha Patotski has to move his Tuesday afternoon office hour permanently to 12:00 pm–01:00 pm. His evening office hour is unchanged.

No homework next week because of exam. Exam instructions and practice problems posted on exams page. Reading material for coming week: Sections 7.2 and 8.1.

Because of the exam office hours next week are being moved to Wednesday 11:00 am–01:00 pm (Sjamaar) and Thursday 12:00 pm–01:00 pm and 5.00 pm–6.00 pm (Patotski).

22

New homework posted. Reading for next week: tail end of Chapter 6, Section 7.2.

You are invited to a reception for undergraduates on Monday 27 October at 04:00 pm in the 5th floor lounge of Malott Hall offered by the Cornell Department of Mathematics. This event is an opportunity for students to get information about the mathematics major, the mathematics minor, and the upper-level courses we plan to offer in the spring, as well as other opportunities available to students interested in mathematics.

20

Sasha Patotski's afternoon office hour tomorrow, Tuesday 21 October, will be 12:00 pm–01:00 pm. His evening office hour is unchanged.

15

New homework posted. Reading material for the coming week: Chapter 6.

09

I suddenly realized Fall Break was coming up and shortened the homework assignment.

08

New homework posted.

05

New homework posted.

03

Exam solutions posted.

September

28

Office hours this week have been moved to Wednesday 11:00 am–01:00 pm (Sjamaar) and Thursday 12:00 pm–01:00 pm and 5.00 pm–6.00 pm (Patotski).

25

No homework next week because of exam. Exam instructions and practice problems posted on exams page. Reading material for coming week: Sections 4.1–4.2.

19

Reading material for the coming week: Chapter 3.

17

New homework posted. Please note you can retrieve past weeks' homework papers from the envelope on my door marked "old homework".

12

Grader's office hours moved to Tuesday 01:00 pm–02:00 pm and 5.30 pm–6.30 pm.

10

New homework posted. Reading material for the coming week: Sections 2.2–2.4, B.3.

08

The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is open to all regularly enrolled undergraduates in colleges and universities of the United States and Canada who have not yet received a college degree. The Department of Mathematics offers information and practice sessions in preparation for the competition. The first session will take place 04:45 pm Wednesday 10 September in the fifth floor lounge of Malott Hall. (You are also welcome to take the Putnam without attending practices.)

03

New homework posted. Reading material for the coming week: Sections 2.1, 2.2, B.1, B.2.

August

27

All students who are registered for the course should receive an email invitation today to sign up for our Piazza page.

26

Reading material for this week: Sections 1.1–1.3 and Appendix B.1.

20

Announcements for Math 3210 will be posted in blog format on this home page. Course information can be found through the links at the top. Please familiarize yourself with the general information on the Info page.

The first homework will be due Wednesday 3 September.

I have created a page for Math 3210 on the Piazza class management system. You can post homework questions there and answer other students' questions. I and the TA will also contribute from time to time. On the first day of classes I will enroll the entire class, upon which you will receive a welcome email inviting you to activate your account. There will be two rules:

  1. We will not answer homework questions by email. Please post them on Piazza or come to office hours.
  2. Don't post complete solutions to any homework problems.