COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS
Periodically examine this section for course
announcements. They will appear in reverse chronological
order.
December 16: An expanded PRELIMINARY VERSION OF BOOK is
now available. Please notify me of typos and mistakes that
you identify.
December 13: The grades to date (excluding the final) are
posted for your examination. Should you find any errors,
notify IK or EG at once. Click here for
MAT 312 and here for
AMS 351. A paper copy is also posterd outside EG's
office door. The grade file will be updated to include
the final grade as soon as possible after the examination.
December 10: There will be a review session on Monday,
December 16, 9am  1pm, in the Math Tower P131. This is
an opportunity for you to ask questions and clarify points
that may have been bothering you. The first half,
conducted by IK, of the session will strart at 9am and
will end either at 11am or earlier if there are no
questions; the second half, conducted by EG, will start
at 11am and will end either at 1pm or earlier if there are
no questions.
The final examination will be held in Physics P118 on
Thursday, December 19, 11  1:30pm.
December 3: The final examination will be based on
the material of Chapters 1, 2 (excluding section 2.4), 4
and 5.
November 8: To help prepare for the second midterm
examination you might want to consult the updated version
of the lecture notes on the course. As before, I would
appreciate learning of any ambiguities and errors in the
text. Note that there will be no quiz during the week of
November 18. The first quiz after the midterm will be on
November 26. Click here for a PRELIMINARY VERSION OF BOOK
November 5: The November 14 midterm examination will cover
the material of Chapters 1, 2 (excluding section 2.4) and 4
(excluding section 4.4, but knowing this meterial might
help you understand the rest of the chapter).
October 17: We will have a short 10 minute quiz today,
but none next week. The next quiz will be on Tuesday,
October 29.
October 16: The material describing the Term Project
(Paper), including due dates, is now available for your
examination.
October 3: In order to review material for the midterm,
students should complete Homework #3 before October 8 and
work on Worksheet #3 after the examination. Both should
be handed in during the recitation meeting on October 10.
October 2: I am preparing a set of notes on the course
that might become a text book. A preliminary version,
containing Chapter 1 is now available for
downloading. Please let me know if you find the material
useful and notify me whenever you find errors in the
material. PRELIMINARY VERSION OF BOOK
October 1: The October 8 midterm examination will cover
the material of Chapter 1. There will not be any questions
on the RSA public key code.
September 26: The due date for Homework Set 3 has been
postponed to October 8.
September 18: I. Kra is unable to hold office hours during
the week that starts on September 23. The September 24
class will be conducted by E. Gonzalez.
September 9: Our class will NOT meet on Tuesday, September
17, since the university will follow a Monday schedule
that day.
September 5: On September 13, the recitations sections
will meet in the Mathematics SINC site, S235 of the Math
Tower, to familiarize students with our computers and
MAPLE.
August 23: Please note that the course has two optional
recitation sessions that did not appear in the class
schedule.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Instructor: Irwin Kra. Office: Math Tower
4111. Campus phone: 28273. Email address:
irwin@math.sunysb.edu
Graduate Assistant: Eduardo
Gonzalez. Office: Math Tower
4110. Email address: eduardo@math.sunysb.edu
Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:20 
12:40 in Harriman 116. There are two consecutive optional
recitation sessions for the course that meet Fridays
9:2511:25 in ESS 079. It is highly advised to attend at
least one of these hours.
Office hours for IK: Tuesdays at 4 and Thursdays at
10 in 4111, Wednesdays at 11 in the Undergraduate Office,
and by appointment,
for EG: Wednesdays at 1 in the MLC, Thursdays at 3 in 4110,
and by appointment. To contact either Kra or Gonzalez
for comments on the course, to make an appointment or for
ANY OTHER REASON, it is easiest to begin by sending an
email us at: (for IK)
irwin@math.sunysb.edu
or (for EG) eduardo@math.sunysb.edu
Late homeworks are not accepted, and there are
no makeup quizzes either.
The course outline and syllabus: SYLLABUS
Note: This is an .html file. All other
course files, except for MAPLE Pages (worksheets)
are in the .pdf format. Use an Acrobat Reader to access
them. The MAPLE Pages are .mws files. To use them, first
store them and then open them within a MAPLE session.
USEFUL LINKS
Last modified: December 12, 2002.
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