Lecture Slides
The slides used in the PowerPoint presentations in lecture can be found here
in a format suitable for notetaking in lecture. The slides should (mostly)
be available the night before the lecture.
Lecture
Videos
These are streaming videos taken of the lectures in a Quicktime format. I do
not encourage you to miss the lecture (there are a LOT of participation points)
but if you have to, let me know why you are missing it (so I can give you some
of the points) and you can watch the lecture online. It might be useful to have
a printout of the lecture slides while you are watching.
Clicker Questions
The slides from the clicker questions used in the PowerPoint presentations in lecture. These will be posted after the lecture is completed.
Old Exams
The exams from last year and this year's midsemester makeup. (To be posted
at appropriate times.)
Readings and Links
Occasional reading assignments (assigned in homework) or links to useful websites,
and software used in class. Publicly available links will be on the "Readings
and Links" webpage in the open web. Other useful materials that I am allowed
to use in this class but not distribute publicly are in your blackboard
site. Be sure you know how to log in to this site as there will be some required
materials only made available there (such as homework solutions).
Homework The weekly homework assignments can be obtained by clicking below. Once the assignments have been collected, the solutions will be posted on Blackboard. Typically, solutions will be posted on Sundays. Partial postings may be made, a problem at a time.
Week  Paper HW (due at beginning of Friday lecture) 
MP HW  Tutorial
HW (due at beginning of your Tutorial) 

Week 1  HW
00L 
MP
Assgt 0 (due 1/28/11) 

Week 2  HW
01L 
MP
Assgt 1 (due 2/4/11) 

Week 3  HW
02L (due in lecture 2/11/11) 
MP
Assgt 2 (due 2/11/11) 
HW
01T (due in tutorial week of 2/7/11) 
Week 4  HW
03L (due in lecture 2/18/11) 
MP
Assgt 3 
HW
02T (due in tutorial week of 2/14/11) 
Week 5  HW
04L (due in lecture 2/25/11) 
MP
Assgt 4 (due 2/25/11) 
HW
03T (due in tutorial week of 2/21/11) 
Week 6  No homework due in lecture 3/4/11 (but see our "Old Exams" page for practice problems  No MP
HW this week (exam) 
HW
04T (due in tutorial week of 2/28/11) 
Week 7  HW
05L (due in lecture 3/11/11) 
MP
Assgt 5 (due 3/11/11) 
HW
05T (due in tutorial week of 3/7/11) 
Week 8  HW
06L (due in lecture 3/18/11) 
MP
Assgt 6 (R only) (due 3/18/11) 
HW
06T (due in tutorial week of 3/14/11) 
Week 9  HW
07L (due in lecture 4/1/11) 
MP
Assgt 7 (MP only) (due 4/1/11) 
HW
07T (due in tutorial week of 3/28/11) 
Week 10  HW
08L (due in lecture 4/8/11) 
MP
Assgt 8 (due 4/8/11) 
HW
08T (due in tutorial week of 4/4/11) 
Week 11  No homework due in lecture 4/15/11 (but see our "Old Exams" page for practice problems.  No MP HW this week (exam) 
HW
09T (due in tutorial week of 4/11/11) 
Week 12  HW
09L (due in lecture 4/22/11) 
MP
Assgt 9 (due 4/22/11) 
HW
10T (due in tutorial week of 4/18/11) 
Week 13  HW
10L (due in lecture 4/29/11) 
MP
Assgt 10 (due 4/29/11) 
HW
11T (due in tutorial week of 4/25/11) 
Week 14  HW
11L (due in lecture 5/6/11) 
MP
Assgt 11 (due 5/6/11) 
HW
12T (due in tutorial week of 5/2/11) 
Email Connections To send a message to the entire class to start or contribute to a discussion, send it to me and I will forward it to everyone.
TAs:
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Last revision 28 April, 2011.