"Remediation" for MATH 2021
There are two categories of people in this course as of
early January, 2001:
- Those who have done all assigned work in the course
(including exam, second test, assignments) since the
beginning of the strike in late October, and
- those who have not.
Students who have completed course work:
The students in the first category can ignore the rest of
this file. They need only wait for the appearance of grades
in the course. Grades on the Dec. exam and in the course will
be posted either on this course Web page or on the wall outside
my office, probably a few days after the "second" exam is given
in the second exam period.
All exam and course grades for all students in MATH 2021 will be
posted at once, so that no one is "treated better" in this respect
than anyone else. Everyone will have the same official information
on which to base decisions about whether to drop the course, at
the same time, for instance. This is part of my effort to show
no favor to students in either category.
Students who have not:
I will meet with such of these students as choose to attend
class, in the usual room and at the usual time from fall term,
and will basically re-do what I did during the period 26 Oct. -
4 Dec. in lectures. I will attempt to cover the course syllabus
as announced in the course outline, but faster than we covered
it before. This may involve omitting some proofs given before,
and may involve students' reading parts of the text on their
own a bit more than last fall.
In the "remediation" period, we have only 14 MWF lectures to cover
what was covered in 17 in Fall term after the strike started.
I think we can manage to cover things if I save time here and
A second exam will be given during the "second exam period", a
few weeks from now.
A second version of Test 2 will be given on a date in the
remediation period that seems appropriate. The date will be
announced in class.
Assignments 1-3 were due before the strike started. Students
who have not already submitted Assignment 4 can do so any time
in class, up to 9:30 a.m., Monday, 22 January. Assignment 4
was only one problem: Problem 7 from the exercises at the
end of section 5.1. I suggest that when writing up this
problem, you use "3" with a bar over the top of it to denote
the positive number 3 as a "vector" in the set V, and just
"3" to denote the real scalar 3. Thus, the definition of
vector addition + in this problem would say
_ _ ____ __
3 + 7 = 3(7) = 21. And
_ 2 __
2*5 = 5 (5 squared with a bar over it) = 25.
(Here I typed * to indicate scalar multiplication of
vector 5 by scalar 2 -- my best choice in HTML?)
Watch for further files about what is going on in class
during the "remediation" period.