Dr. Xander Faber

404 Physical Sciences Building

xander@math.hawaii.edu

MW 10:30-11:20, R 4:30-5:30, or by appointment

Please read the course syllabus carefully. It contains many useful pieces of information including dates of the exams and policies for homework and grading.

**8.27**-- For those of you who are interested in pursuing a career in mathematics, the following links may be of value to you. They are all hosted by the American Mathematical Society's web site. The first gives a bunch of examples of the kinds of jobs people have gotten with undergraduate math degrees. The second is a collection of summer internships for undergraduates in mathematical sciences. The third is for those of you who may be interested in pursuing a graduate degree in mathematics. And finally, the fourth is a list of other summer opportunities in the mathematical sciences.-
**9.4**-- For those of you who like to solve cool problems (which I imagine is all of you, given that you're in a 400-level math class), I recommend the Hanf competition. Solutions are submitted online, and the first to submit a correct solution gets all the glory. Go drink some coffee and get to work! -
**9.13**-- Want to know some other professions that use math? -
**10.5**-- Here is a description of the final paper. -
**10.24**-- Here are the dates for the final presentation along with topics. Unless I hear otherwise by the end of this week, I will expect you to be present on your presentation date. Also, please be courteous and support your fellow students by showing up for all of the presentations. Our goal is to learn some cool new ideas! -
**12.3**-- The final exam is on*Monday, Dec. 10, 12-2pm*. I suggest that you bring a non-programmable calculator to the exam. -
**12.3**-- You can find a wealth of solid probability theory problems at the Be An Actuary web site. Look about halfway down the page. Use these and your homework to study for the exam.

*Mathematics is a language: practice a little every day to become fluent.*

Week | Reading | Assignment | Note |
---|---|---|---|

August 20-24 | Syllabus, §1, §2.1-2.3 | Assignment 1 - pdf - tex - Due 8.27 | |

August 27-31 | §2.4-2.5 | Assignment 2 - pdf - tex - Due 9.7 | |

September 5-7 | §2.6 | Assignment 3 - pdf - tex - Due 9.17 | No Class September 3 |

September 10-14 | §3.1-3.3 | Assignment 4 - pdf - tex - Due 9.24 | |

September 17-21 | §3.4-3.5 | Assignment 5 - pdf - tex - Due 10.1 | |

September 24-28 | §3.5-3.6 | Assignment 6 - pdf - tex - Due 10.8 | |

October 1-5 | §3.7-3.8 | ||

October 8-12 | §3.9 | ||

October 15-19 | §3.10 |
Assignment 7 - pdf -
tex - Due 10.22 Final Paper Topic - Due 10.22 |
Midterm 10.15 |

October 22-26 | §3.12, §4.4 | ||

Oct. 29 - Nov. 2 | §4.2 | Assignment 8 - pdf - tex - Due 11.5 | |

November 5-9 | §4.3 | ||

November 12-17 | §10.2 | Assignment 9 - pdf - tex - Due 11.28 | Begin Presentations |

Reading assignments are from the course
text unless otherwise indicated.

Homework is due *on or before the due date*.

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