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The course outline has the basic information about the course.

Problem sessions: Wed. 1:30-2:30 in N501R; Thurs. 2:30-3:30 in N501R.

Assignment 1 is due October 6, 1999. You may turn it in during class or put it in the assignment box on the north 5th floor, Ross, near the elevators. Deadline is midnight, October 6. Worked solutions for K=25 and numerical answers for K=0 to 99 are now available.



The first class test is Friday, October 22, in Vari Hall B. The test will cover Chapters 1 and 2 of the text. You are expected to bring a calculator. You may also bring a single 8.5" by 11" 'cheat sheet' of formulas. You may write on both sides of the sheet.

Assignment 2 is due November 15, 1999. You may turn it in during class or put it in the assignment box on the north 5th floor, Ross, near the elevators. Deadline is midnight, November 15. Worked solutions for K=37 and numerical answers for questions whose answers depend on K are now available. Your graded assignments are now available at my office, N515 Ross.



On page 95 near the top are some formulas for finding starting values for the interest rate when trying to find the interest rate in an annuity problem. The text gives no reason for these formulas; but you can (if you wish - you will not be tested on it!) click here for more information.

Test #2 covers Chapters 3 and 4. The test is on Friday, November 26 at 11:30. The location is: Family names A-L in Curtis Lecture Hall H; Family names M-Z in Curtis Lecture Hall K. You may bring a single 8.5" by 11" sheet of formulas and notes written on both sides. The test answers are now available.

Assignment 3 is due January 19, 2000. You may turn it in during class or put it in the assignment box on the north 5th floor, Ross, near the elevators. Deadline is midnight, January 19. Worked solutions for K=25 and numerical answers for questions 1 to 9 whose answers depend on K are now available. I still don't have the graded assignments back from the TA.

Test #3 on Friday, February 4 covers Chapter 5 (except for 5.4) and Chapter 6 (up to and including 6.7). Family names A to L: Vari Hall B. Family names M to Z: S137 Ross (regular classroom). You are expected to bring a calculator. You may also bring a single 8.5" by 11" 'cheat sheet' of formulas. You can write on both sides of the sheet. The test answers are now available.

Assignment 4 is due Friday March 17, 2000. You may turn it in during class or put it in the assignment box on the north 5th floor, Ross, near the elevators. Deadline is midnight, March 17. Here are the answers. You can now pick up your marked assignment 4 outside my office, N515R.

Test #4 on Friday, March 24 (family names A-L in Vari B and M-Z in S137R) covers Chapter 7, Chapter 8 (but only questions that involve mortality or risk), and Chapter 9, sections 9.1 to 9.4. For Chapter 9 we will use a life table approach to mortality and a life table will be provided on the test. But you will have to learn how to use it! (See below.) You are expected to bring a calculator. You may also bring a single 8.5" by 11" 'cheat sheet' of formulas. You can write on both sides of the sheet. Here are the test answers.

Our approach to Chapter 9 is explained in these Notes on Chapter 9. You will need life tables of lx for female aggregate, female nonsmoker, female smoker, male aggregate, male nonsmoker, male smoker. To implement these life tables into a spreadsheet model, see these instructions.

The final exam is Thursday, April 6, 7-10 pm.
Family names A-P are in Vari Hall C. Family names Q-Z are in Vari Hall D.
Please bring identification - a photo ID and York ID.
You are expected to bring a calculator.
You may also bring a single 8.5" by 11" 'cheat sheet' of formulas. You can write on both sides of the sheet.

Your final exam scores and (unofficial) final letter grades are now available in coded form here. Instructions for decoding your result are at the top of the list. If you have any questions about your exam or grade, please contact me by e-mail.
Richard L.W. Brown
e-mail: mathrlwb@yorku.ca
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
York University