Sets, Maps and Symmetry GroupsMath 101 / MWF 10-11 / Science Center 216 Harvard University - Fall 1998 Instructor: Curtis T McMullen (ctm@math.harvard.edu) Course Assistants:
Topics. We will discuss mathematical proofs, sets and mappings, group theory and knot theory. Some possible topics include:
Sections. Attending sections is an essential part of the course, especially for learning to write proofs. Homework. Weekly homework assignments will be due on Friday, except for Thanksgiving when homework will be due the following Monday. Collaboration between students is encouraged, but you must write your own solutions, understand them and give credit to your collaborators. Late and Early Homework. Late homework will not be accepted. If you need to hand your homework in early , bring it to class and give it to a course assistant. Midterm. There will be one in-class midterm, on Wednesday, 14 October. Final. There will be a take-home final, available at 12 pm on Monday, 11 January, and due by 4:00 pm on Friday, 15 January. The final should be picked up and returned to the Math Department Office, 325 Science Center. Collaboration on the final is not permitted, but you may refer to your course notes and the texts for the course. Grading. Grades will be based on regular weekly homework (30%), the midterm (20%) and the final (50%). The two lowest homework grades will be dropped. Calendar. |