Math 3325: Transitions to Advanced Mathematics, Fall
2013
For the last month and a half of the semester, I will be substituting for Dr. Paulsen in this course.
Prior homework can be found on Dr. Paulsen's webpage.
We will cover Sections 4.1--4.5 and Sections 5.1--5.5 in the remaining portion of the class.
The Take-Home Exam
Take-Home Final Exam, Due Tuesday at 4PM
Announcements Regarding the End of Class and Finals
- This Friday, Dec. 6, between the hours of 11AM--5PM, you can go to the main office in the math department to get your graded Homework #13 back as well
as old graded homeworks and exams. There will be one envelope containing the graded Homework #13. There will be another
envelope labeled "Math 3325-Old Stuff" that will contain old graded homeworks and graded exams that have not been picked up.
Questions about Homework #13 grading should be directed to Carlos. Questions about Homework #14 grading should be directed to Yiling.
- Carlos will be having his usual CASA hours Tu/Th 9:30--11:30 AM if you have questions about the material or about the homeworks/exams he graded.
- The Take-Home Final will be given to you on Monday, Dec. 9, and it will be
DUE ON TUESDAY, DEC. 10 at 4PM. I will email the Take-Home Final to you on Monday (or possibly Sunday night) and at that time also place a
copy on the website, which can be
downloaded. Yiling will be grading the Take-Home Final. She will be in her office, 648 PGH on the 6th floor of PGH, from 2-4PM on
Tuesday, Dec. 10 to accept the exams. You need to turn the exam in to her in 648 PGH (and not to her mailbox) before 4PM on Tuesday,
Dec. 10 or else your Take-Home Final will not be graded and you will receive a score of zero. All questions about grading and scores on
the Take-Home Final should be directed to Yiling.
- The In-Class Final will be 5--8PM on Friday Dec. 13 in the usual classroom. The In-Class Final will be administered by Carlos and
also graded by Carlos. You should not attempt to reschedule the In-Class Final with me or Carlos. If you cannot make it to the In-Class
Final, you should use that as the part of the class you drop (see below). All questions about grading and scores on the In-Class Final
should be directed to Carlos.
- As described in Dr. Paulsen's syllabus, there are six parts to the course:
Homework, Part 1 (100 points), Exam #1 (100 points) , Homework, Part 2 (100 points), Exam #2 (100 points), Take-Home Final Exam
(100 points), and In-Class Final Exam (100 points). Of these scores, 5 will be kept and the lowest one will be dropped, so your final
grade will be the sum of your highest five parts divided by 500 points. This means that if you have an A at this point in the class, or if
you are happy with your current grade in the course and do not wish to raise it, you can skip either the Take-Home Final or the In-Class
Final (but not both) without it affecting your final grade.
- The Homework, Part 1 is based on HW1--HW8 and out of 329 points, and the Homework, Part 2 is based on HW9--HW14 and out of 259 points.
Formulas for your percentages on each part are therefore: (HW1+...+HW8) x 100/329 and (HW9+...+HW14) x 100/259, respectively.
- Today was the last day of my classes and office hours, so I will not be on the UH campus again until Spring semester. However, I will be in email
contact until the day that final grades are assigned.
- Dr. Paulsen returns to Houston on Dec. 20.
- Since there are a lot of different people handling different parts of the course, I want to do my best to help you get answers to your questions.
Here is a brief guide regarding whom to ask about what:
Carlos
- Questions on Odd Homeworks #1, 3, 5, . . . 13.
- Questions about Exam 2 grading.
- Questions about grading or scores on the In-Class Final.
Yiling
- Questions on Even Homeworks #2, 4, 6, . . . 14.
- Questions about grading or scores on the Take-Home Final.
Dr. Tomforde
- Questions about the Ch.4 and Ch.5 Practice Exams for the Finals.
- Questions about anything done from the day Dr. Paulsen left to the last day of class.
- Issues not resolved to your satisfaction by either Carlos or Yiling.
- General policy questions.
- Anything not listed on the website.
Dr. Paulsen
- Any questions about your final grade in the class, or any questions that occur after final grades are assigned.
Information About the Final Exam
Final Exam: As described in Dr. Paulsen's syllabus, the final exam will consist of two parts: An In-Class part worth 100 points, and
a Take Home part worth 100 points. Half of the In-Class exam will be written by Dr. Tomforde and cover Chapters 4 and 5, and the other half of the
In-Class exam will be written by Dr. Paulsen and cover Chapters 1--3. Likewise, half of the In-Class exam will be written by Dr. Tomforde and
cover Chapters 4 and 5, and the other half of the
In-Class exam will be written by Dr. Paulsen and cover Chapters 1--3.
I have written my portion of the parts of final exam, and practice exams (together with solutions) can be obtained here:
I believe Dr. Paulsen will be writing practice versions of his halves of the exams as well, and when he gives them to me I will post them here.
Information About Exam #2
Here are Solutions to Exam #2.
Here are Solutions to Practice Exam #2.
Schedule for the Remainder of the Course
Nov. 6, Class
Nov. 11, Class
Nov. 13, Class
Nov. 18, No Class (Dr. Tomforde out of the country)
Nov. 20, Exam (Administered by TA or another professor)
Nov. 25, Class
Nov. 27, No Class (Thanksgiving Break)
Dec. 1, Class
Dec. 4, Class
Dec. 13, Final Exam from 5PM--8PM in usual classroom (Administered by TA or another professor)
Homework for the Remainder of the Course:
Homework #11, Due Nov. 13
Section 4.1 #5(c), #6(a),(b),(c), #10(a),(b),(c),(d), #17(a)
Section 4.2 #1(a),(b),(e),(f),(g),(i),(j), #4(a),(b),(c),(d)
(2 points per part, 40 points total)
Homework #12, Due Nov. 25
Section 4.3 #1(a),(c),(d),(i),(k), #2(a),(c),(d),(i),(k), #6, #11(a),(b)
Section 4.4 #1(a),(b),(c),(d),(e), #2(a),(b),(c),(d),(e), #3(a),(b)
Section 4.5 #2(a),(c),(d), #5(a),(b), #6(d), #10(a),(c),(f)
(2 points per part, 68 points total)
Homework #13, Due Dec. 2
Section 5.1 #1 #2(a),(b),(c), #3, #12
Section 5.2 #3(a),(d),(f),(g), #4(b),(d),(g)
(2 points per part, 26 points total)
Homework #14, Due Dec. 4
Section 5.3 #6, #7, #9(b),(c), #11, #13(a),(b)(c)
Section 5.4 #3, #7, #8(a),(b),(c), #10, #11(a),(b),(c),(d), #12, #16(a),(b),(c)
(2 points per part, 44 points total)