COURSE GUIDE

Math 170 Fall 1997

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Jie Wu
Office: DRL 4N61 , phone: Ext. 8-5976
Office hours: MWF 1-2
e-mail: jiewu@math.upenn.edu

ASSISTANTS: Steve Frye
Office: DRL 4E5B , phone: 8-5980
Office hours: T10-11, W11-12
e-mail: sfrye@math.upenn.edu

Jason Cantarella
Office: DRL 3C15, phone:8-8175
Office hours: T 1:30-3:30
e-mail: cantarel@math.upenn.edu

TEXTS: Berlinghoff, Grant and Skrien, A Mathematics Sampler: Topics for the Liberal Arts, 4th ed.

COURSE CONTENT: The material for the course will include Number Theory, Probability and Four-dimensional Geometry, roughly Chapters 2, 4 and 7 of the textbook.

LECTURE: MWF 12, DRL A2

OFFICE HOURS: Besides the hours listed above, we are also available at other times by appointment. Please take advantage of these opportunities for help. Come in so that we can get to know you.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Your grade for the course will be based on
  • homeworks---40 points;
  • quizzes---20 points;
  • recitations---10 points;
  • final exam---30 points.
  • HOMEWORKS: There will be six homework assignments. They will be handed out on Tuesdays, September 23, October 7 and 21, November 4 and 18 and December 2. The homework assignments will be due the next Tuesday after they are handed out. No late homeworks will be accepted. However, your lowest homework score will be dropped.

    QUIZZES: Every week during recitation there will be a 5-10 minute quiz.

    FINAL EXAM: The final exam is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday December 16 from 11 am to 1 pm. The exam is closed book. No calculator is allowed but a 5" by 7" card of notes is permitted.

    NOTE: Incompletes (I's) will not be given to avoid F's.