18.102/18.1021 -- Spring 2020

- Lectures in 2-190, Tuesday and Thursdays 11AM-12:30PM.
- My office hour Wednesdays 3-4PM, 2-480 (or by arrangement)
- Grader:
- Note that there is a Stellar site for this course where you can find the problem sets and notes etc
- Feel free to ask questions! You can email me directly or use the Stellar forum.
- Comments and remarks:
- Old remarks
- Lecture/Test schedule

This briefly describes what I expect to talk about with pointers to material you should read before lectures. - Lecture notes for the course
- Homework, tests and grades
- Problem sets will be due on Saturdays, at 7AM even though the stated due dates are Fridays.
- Solutions must be submitted through Stellar (unless anyone has a better idea).
- This does not mean that you need to learn LaTeX (although of course that is probably a good idea). You can write out your solutions and scan-to-pdf (there are several places you can do this as you no doubt know better than me).
- Photographs with cell-phones are generally not clear enough to be acceptable.
- The weird time is not meant to encourage you to all-nighters but seems the easiest to enforce.
- You may consult any source you want, even old solutions, but I insist that you absorb the material and write out the solution completely on your own.
- If you collaborate/consult with others you should briefly list them.
- No extension on homework will be given, however
- Late homework will be graded, probably by me, so don't expect too much generosity.
- How many marks you get for late homework is decided by me based on a secret, highly dubious, formula. Try to avoid this route.

- Problem sets:-
- Problems1 Solutions was Due 7 Feb
- Problems2 Solutions Due 14 Feb
- Problems3 Due 22 Feb
- Problems4 Due 6 Mar.
- Problems5 Due 13 Mar
- Problems6 Due 3 April.
- Problems7 Due 10 April.
- Problems8 Due 24 April

- Two in-class tests to make sure you are on the rails:
- 27 Feb: Rather early in the semester, but I will be away.
- Questions Test1
- 9 April: Canceled -- lecture instead.

- Final exam: During exam period
- Grades will be computed by two methods -- the cumulative and the hope-springs-eternal method with the actual grade the greater of the two.
- First method: Homework 30, Tests 30, Final 40.
- Second method is based purely on the final. Try not to rely on this.

- Problem sets will be due on Saturdays, at 7AM even though the stated due dates are Fridays.