MAT 118 Problem Sets Mathematical Thinking

Spring 2011

There will be 10 weekly problem sets due at the beginning of lecture on Friday. Problems due one week will often practice material covered in previous weeks. It is important to do the problems in a timely manner; do not postpone problems until the last minute. Only those students who submit complete problem sets may receive full credit; for each problem set, a subset of the problems will be chosen for more careful grading.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL LATE HOMEWORK BE ACCEPTED. YOU MUST SHOW ALL WORK TO RECEIVE CREDIT.

In exceptional circumstances such as a documented medical absence, etc., the instructor will drop the missing problem set and compute the problem set total using the remaining problem sets.

You are encouraged to work with other students in the class, but your final write-up must be your own and must be based on your own understanding. Moreover, write-ups must be legible, etc. Write-ups which prove too difficult to read may be marked incorrect or may be returned to the student to be rewritten. All questions regarding grading of a problem set should be addressed to the instructor in a timely fashion. Unless stated otherwise, all problems below are from the textbook.

• Problem Set 1 is due Friday, February 3
pp.30-41: 2, 6, 11, 16, 18, 24, 28, 61, 66, 67.
• Problem Set 2 is due Friday, February 10
pp. 34-41: 30, 34, 38, 44, 62, 72, 76.
• Problem Set 3 is due Friday, February 17
pp. 66-72: 3, 8, 12, 19, 20, 28, 33, 35, 62, 67.
• Problem Set 4 is due Friday, February 24
pp. 191-199: 10, 18 (also decide whether there is a marathon route that passes precisely once through each of N. Royalton, S. Royalton and Islands A, B and C in some order), 28, 34, 38, 49, 55, 58.
• Problem Set 5 is due Friday, March 9
pp. 230-232: 33, 39, 45.
pp. 266-268: 9, 12, 20, 24.
• Problem Set 6 is due Friday, March 16
pp. 268-270: 31, 34, 46.
pp. 392-394: 9, 14, 24, 32, 37.
• Problem Set 7 is due Friday, March 23
The problem set is here
• Problem Set 8 is due Friday, April 13
pp. 396-397: 70, 78, 91.
pp. 488-489: 9, 16, 21, 24.
p. 423: 6.
• Problem Set 9 is due Friday, April 20
pp. 424-428: 9, 12, 18, 22, 24, 28, 34.
• Problem Set 10 is due Friday, April 27
pp. 428-433: 35, 38, 45, 50, 52, 69, 76, 79.

Jason Starr
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Department of Mathematics
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3651
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Jason Starr