All homeworks are due Tuesday at noon in the drop-boxes outside 1404 Siebel Center. We will post each week's homework at least one 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!
- Homework 0, due September 2 — Solutions — LaTeX solution template
- Homework 1, due September 9 — Solutions
- Homework 2, due September 16 — Solutions
- Homework 3, due September 23 — Solutions
- No homework due October 30 — Midterm 1
- Homework 4, due October 7 — Solutions
- Homework 5, due October 14 — Solutions
- Homework 6, due October 21 — Solutions
- Homework 7, due October 28 — Solutions
- Homework 8, due November 4 — Solutions
- No homework due November 11 — Midterm 2
- Homework 9, due November 18 — Solutions
- No homework due November 25 — Thanksgiving break
- Homework 10, due December 2 — Solutions
- Homework 11, due December 9 — Solutions
(Links for future exams and solutions are placeholders.)
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 |