
Renzo's class 


MWF 11– 11:50 am 


ENG E 202 






TEXTBOOK:
A concise
Introduction to Pure Mathematics
M. Liebeck
Chapman & Hall
LaTeX CHEATSHEET:
PROJECTS
1) On various
types of numbers
RESOURCES
Worksheet on Linear
Independence
Worksheet on Algebraic Numbers
Worksheet on Symmetric
Polynomials
EXAMS AND EXAM STUFF:
Exam 1 (take home
due friday 10/10)
Office
hours : official office
hours are
·
Monday,
1011 am
·
Wednesday,
121 pm
If you can't make it at those times, most of the time I should be able to
arrange a meeting by appointment. Please use the office hours, come discuss
problems, confusions , ideas, or simply to chat about math or to have a cup of
tea.
The tables of the law for this class are contained in the
following document:
Syllabus
Once you get settled, you are warmly invited
Click
here
Homework: here is
the suggested homework (blue) and the due to be graded homework(red) . Remember that homework is due
every Friday.
However, remember to do as
much homework as you need. Each and everyone of us learns at his/her own very
personal pace, and needs his/her own very personal amount of exercise!
DATE DUE: 

Aug 29^{th} 
Given 6 square tiles of unit sidelength, what are the possible perimeters of plane tilings? PROVE your answer. If you come up with more than one proof, that’s even better. MEDITATE on the process: · How did you get to the answer? · What strategies did you use for your proof? TURN in one writeup per group. If you didn’t get to a proof, just write whatever you found, ideas, conjectures, possible strategies. 
Sep 5^{th} 

Sep 12^{th} 
Nohomework…projects
in progress. 
Sep 19^{th} 
Projects writeups due. 
Sep 26^{th} 

Oct 13^{th} 

Oct 17^{th} 

Oct 20^{th} 
Recovery Homework 1 (This homework is REQUIRED for anybody who got less than 60% in the midterm) 
Oct 24^{th} 

Oct 27^{th} 
Recovery Homework 2 (This homework is REQUIRED for anybody who got less than 60% in the midterm) 
Oct 31^{st} 

Nov 14^{th}


Dec 5^{th} 

Dec 12^{th} 
Write your own account of the proof of the theorem about algebraic numbers being a field. NOTE: the account must NOT include all that we have done in class over the last two weeks. What I would like is a nice, condensed, streamlined product. You are allowed to state certain things without proving them, but you have to make clear what you prove and what you don’t. This is an important homework (and
I am considering possibly incorporating the evaluation of it into the final
evaluation). Do it well, please! 