All homeworks are due Tuesday at 8pm. We will post each week's homework at least one full week before the due date; we will post solutions at most a day after the due date. (Links for future homeworks and solutions are placeholders.) Don't forget to read the homework policies!
A LaTeX template is available for typsetting homework solutions.
- Homework 0, due January 23 — LaTeX source — Solutions
- Homework 1, due January 30 — Solutions
- Homework 2, due February 6 — Solutions
- Homework 3, due February 13 — Solutions
- No homework due February 20 — Midterm 1
- Homework 4, due February 27 — Solutions
- Homework 5, due March 6 — Solutions
- Homework 6, due March 13 — Solutions
- No homework due March 20 — Spring break
- Homework 7, due March 27 — Solutions
- Homework 8, due April 3 — Solutions
- No homework due April 10 — Midterm 2
- Homework 9, due April 17 — Solutions
- Homework 10, due April 24 — Solutions
- Homework 11, due May 1 — Solutions
Links for future exams and solutions are placeholders. Only the most common version is posted here; for links to the conflict exams, see the announcements on the main course web page. Don't forget to read the exam policies!
|The problem is that we attempt to solve the simplest questions cleverly, thereby rendering them unusually complex. One should seek the simple solution.|
|— Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (c. 1890)|
|Thus you see, most noble Sir, how this type of solution bears little relationship to mathematics, and I do not understand why you expect a mathematician to produce it, rather than anyone else, for the solution is based on reason alone, and its discovery does not depend on any mathematical principle. Because of this, I do not know why even questions which bear so little relationship to mathematics are solved more quickly by mathematicians than by others.|
— Leonhard Euler, describing the Königsburg bridge problem|
in a letter to Carl Leonhard Gottlieb Ehler, April 3, 1736