Instructor: Adam S. Sikora
115 Math Bldg.
Class meets: MWF, 250 Math • E: 12:00-12:50pm, • G: 2:00-2:50pm
Recitations in Math 250 (Starting 2nd week of classes):
E: Mon 8-8:50am, by Mark Sullivan, marksull @ buffalo edu, 136 Math Bldg, phone 645-8821, office hours: every weekday 11-noon.
G: Fri 8-8:50am, by Jonathan Lottes, jllottes @ buffalo edu, 129 Math Bldg, phone 645-8817, office hours: Tu 9-11. Math Help Center: Mon 1-2, Tu 2-3.
Math Help Center, Math Bldg 108, 9am-4pm M-F
My office hours: Mon,Fri 10-11am or by appointment.
Email from me to you: Class announcements will be sent to you via email. Please check your UB email daily.
Email from you to me: Any questions related to the course content or procedures of a non-personal nature should be asked on the Piazza discussion forum. Posting complete HW solutions before they are due is not allowed.
For personal issues, use Email: asikora at buffalo.edu
Prerequisite: Math 141.
Text: Lecture Notes (These notes maybe updated during the course of the semester.)
Supplemental texts: As the notes above may be too compact at times for many of you and have limited examples only, please purchase (either 4th edition, or much cheaper 3rd ed.)
Preliminary Test Schedule: 1st week of Oct, 1st week of Nov, Dec 7.
You are required to know the material in the lectures, the notes (even if not covered in lecture, except as indicated) and in the homework. Only non-graphing, non-programmable calculators are permitted on exams/quizzes. You are expected to attend each test as scheduled, unless you have a documented medical or other valid excuse. IDs will be checked. Contact me before taking an exam if you are seriously ill.
Quizzes: There will be a short quiz in each recitation on the recent material. No makeups will be given, but the 2 lowest marks will be dropped without penalty.
Additionally, there may be some simple quizzes during lectures.
Homework: due in class. No late homework will be accepted. Each homework assignment will consist of a number of problems, of which only some problems (not specified beforehand) will be graded. You may work jointly on homework with your study group or other members of the class, but you must write up the problems on your own.
Incomplete: Incompletes will only be given for reasons beyond your control, serious illness. You must be passing the course to get an incomplete.
University policy is that if you receive an 'I' grade (incomplete), then you
are also assigned a default grade, which is the grade you have already earned
averaged with a 0 on the remaining work. It is easy to see that even
a good student will normally receive an 'F' as the default grade. This appears
on your transcript, as 'I/F', until you make up the incomplete or 15 months
elapse, when you would receive the default grade (you would receive the F in
Students who received an incomplete in a previous 311 class should not register for this class, but must file a petition form with the Math Department.
|HW||Class Date||Class contents and HW||Due|
|1||Aug 27,29,31||Sec. 1: 1-3, Sec. 2: 1,4,5 Sec. 3 1,2||Sep 7|
|2||Sep 5,7||Sec. 2: 6 Sec: 3: 3,4,6,7,8,12,13||Sep 14.|
|3||Sep 10,12,14||Sec. 4: 1,2,3,4 Sec. 5: 1,3,4,8,11,12.||Sep 21|