
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 writeup must be your own and must be based on your own
understanding. Moreover, writeups must be legible, etc. Writeups
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.3041: 2, 6, 11, 16, 18, 24, 28, 61, 66, 67.

Problem Set 2
is due Friday, February 10
pp. 3441: 30, 34, 38, 44, 62, 72, 76.

Problem Set 3
is due Friday, February 17
pp. 6672: 3, 8, 12, 19, 20, 28, 33, 35, 62, 67.

Problem Set 4
is due Friday, February 24
pp. 191199: 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. 230232: 33, 39, 45.
pp. 266268: 9, 12, 20, 24.

Problem Set 6
is due Friday, March 16
pp. 268270: 31, 34, 46.
pp. 392394: 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. 396397: 70, 78, 91.
pp. 488489: 9, 16, 21, 24.
p. 423: 6.

Problem Set 9
is due Friday, April 20
pp. 424428: 9, 12, 18, 22, 24, 28, 34.

Problem Set 10
is due Friday, April 27
pp. 428433: 35, 38, 45, 50, 52, 69, 76, 79.
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