Announcements for Math 2030AF_05
- Announcements (except for this one) will be listed with the
- I have graded the makeup exams. Please email me with your name and
student number, and I will tell you your grade for the course. I may not
be around on Wednesday to Friday this week.
Second Make-Up Exam. This will be held on Feb 24 in N501
Ross, from 2-5 p.m. It is ridiculous that I had to give 2 make-up exams. This is a lot of work
for me each time. Any student who fails to take this exam will be given a
FAILING GRADE. Period.
I will hold office hours on Thursday February 2, from 1 to 3 pm.
- Make-up Exam.
This announcement is for those students who
not write the final
exam in Math 2030.
The exam will be 2:00pm - 5:00pm on Friday
The room is TEL 0011. (That is downstairs in the Tel Building.) Please
email me that you will be taking the exam, so that I can get a count of
the students who will take it. The exam is not the same as the original
exam. Include your last name and student number in your email.
I did not get my grades in on time, so they were listed as F or "NGR"
(no grade reported). I appologize for that. I understand that your
grades will soon be reported properly. They are mainly the same as I
listed them on this website below. (I have made a 3 or 4 other individual
corrections which do not involve the NGR issue.) Once again, I appologize
for causing problems.
Notice: I am planning to discard all papers related to
the course after February 10. The only exception is the final exams, which
I will keep for one year. If you want class tests back, you must pick them
up before that date.
I am planning to give the 2030 make-up exam on Friday, Feb 3. I am working
on booking a room. I will put the details on the web when I get them.
I will post the course grades for those who wrote the exam. These are not
official grades. I will give a
course letter grade for each such student. If you notice omissions or
mistakes, please let me know. I will list grades on the basis of the last
few digits of your student number.
The after math: I am busy marking and adding grades. Please do not swamp
me with emails, which will slow me down (unless I ignore them). If you
missed the exam because of illness, there will be a make-up exam in a
month or so, most likely late on a Friday, since that reduces the number
of conflicts with various classes. If you miss the make-up exam, you may
be required to take the exam from the winter section of the course in
order to get credit for the course. I will give more details about the
make-up exam later.
Exam rooms for Math 2030: Those whose family names start with any
letter from A-G inclusive will write their exam in Stedman Lecture Hall
B. All others will write their exam in Stedman Lecture Hall A.
I will hold review sessions for Math 2030 in the Math Lab (S525 Ross) next
Monday and Tuesday at 3:30-5:00
(13 December) I will suggest some problems from the text which deal with
the material since Test #2.
Outline of topics covered by the course:
Chapter 1: everything except odds and shapes
up to middle of page 104 and also Section 2.4 and pages 123-125
Chapter 3, except the following: Symmetry on pages 156-158, pages
178-179 and page 198
Chapter 4, but not Gamma distribution and not Section 4.3 and not 4.6.
Chapter 5. We did Section 5.1.
That's all folks.
(12 December) I have put solutions to assigment 7 outside my office door.
I did not do
#17, which I think is very hard.
(14 November) NOTES. I have solutions to assignment 5 (and
of assignment 3) outside my office door.
Also, with regard to the test, it will be primarily based on the
since the first test which covered up to page 104. The second test will
cover up to today's lecture, which ended with example 2 on page 270.
We did not cover from page 104 to page 116, or page 198. We did not
cover the section 3.6 on symmetry.
- (26 Oct). I really will hand back tests tomorrow (Friday), but
not get a few of them from engineering till Monday.
- (26 Oct). Homework #5 is now posted.
(25 Oct). Good news. I expect to hand back the tests tomorrow in class.
Note the following: If you have a concern about the grading, you must
give it to me IN WRITING on the front of the test paper. If I made an
adding mistake, point out the mistake. If you think I gave you a
than you think is appropriate, write the question number and your
objection(s) to the grade you got. I do NOT disuss grade corrections in
the classroom or the hallways. If you are not happy with my response to
your objection, I
will discuss it with you later in my office hours or at some other time
if I am free.
When you get your paper, you will find the totals of each page at the
bottom right corner, and the test total grade at the top right of page 4,
i.e. the page with question 4.
PLEASE do not take any paper except your own.
(19 Oct). Rules on handing in assignments:
From now on, please use the following format on the first page of
assignments: At the
top, write your name in BLOCK letters, with your surname (family name)
FIRST. Under that, please write the course number (2030A) in BLOCK letters
or numbers. Below that, write the homework (or assignment) number, and
then anything else you want. All this is so that I can read your names
that I know which name is your family name. Thanks for your help on
- Error in solution to page 71, #7: In the first line I should
"+ p1p2p3". Note that there are other correct ways of expressing the
answer, such as "p1p3 + q1p2p3". (The two parts are disjoint.)
- The solutions to Assignmrnt 3 are now outside my door. (N618
- (October 13)
The test tomorrow will cover up to the middle of page 104. We did not
cover odds or shapes. The test will have 4 questions, some of which have
Except for the test paper itself, papers and all electronic devices
except ordinary calculators must be
placed on the floor for the entire test period. Violations of this may
lead to cheating charges. Of course good old fashioned peaking at the
papers of other students is also prohibited.
- (13 October) Solutions to Assignments 1 and 2 (stapled
together) are available outside my office door, for those who did not get
(11 Oct) The test will cover material up to and including October 7.
The October 12 class will be mainly for answering questions. I plan to
hand out solutions for the problems and bring them to class on October 12.
If I finish them earlier, I will leave copies outside my office door.
- (6 October). I have been spending a lot of time sorting homework and
recording grades. What makes this a pain is that I am often not sure which
part of some names are family names as opposed to given names. Also, a few
people have illegible writing. My classlist is in alphabetical order based
on surnames. A couple of students did not even put their names on their
- (6 October) On Homework #3, Problem C, I had a misprint. Please look
at it again, or at the item on Oct 3 below on this page. Sorry about my
- <5 October> ***NEW*** Some clarifications are needed after I got
dates mixed up.
The first Math 2030 test will be on the 14th as I originally stated.
class immediately before that will be used to answer questions, either
about the setup or about the actual math material of the course. My
appologies for confusing things. (I have been punished by having to
and reply to many, many emails.)
- (3 October) Hi all. I mucked up the webpage for this course.
be fixing it soon.
Homework 3 is
now available. See here or on the Homework Page.
Do the following problems:
Page 70 #1,4,5,6
Page 75 #4,8,12 (do #12 for each n).
Also Problem C: Three cards are dealt from a regular deck of 52. What
the probability the third card is a spade, given that the first is black?
- (30 Sept) Homework #3 is due by October 7 at 4pm in
box. Remember about holidays in October.
Also the test will be on October 14.
(27 Sept) Students in Math 2030 and other math courses should contact me
if they are
interested in actuarial science. If enough students are interested, we may
be able to create an actuarial club. Send me an email if you are
- Some students are writing things like: P(A) union P(B) (with the
union symbol rather than just with the word 'union'). This does not
make sense. P(A) is a number, not a set. You can add numbers but you
add SETS. You can only take the union of sets.
- For your information, the course will cover most of chapters 1-4 and a
bit of Chapter 5.
Assignments The first homework assignment has been posted. As
earlier, there will be up to 8 assignments in the course. This is about 1
per week, with some weeks missed because of tests.
The first assignment will be due on September 21. See the Homework page
for a list of questions.
Homework will be due by 4:00pm on the due date. By now, there
labels on the assignment boxes on the fifth floor of the Ross Building
near the north elevators. Assignments should be put in the Math 2030 box.
My name should also be on the box.
- Some students have asked about what will be covered in the course.
Basically, I will follow the text, up to about page 300 or so, but will
leave out certain topics along the way. I have already announced in class
would not cover the material involving odds, and will not cover the part
dealing with shapes.