Current Assignments:
Due DateAssignment
Wed Jan 10Read Intro and Section 1.1.
Reading Homework: Section 1.1: Problem 2
Homework (not to turn in): Section 1.1: Problems 1, 3, 17, 25, 33
Fri Jan 12Read Section 1.2.
Reading Homework: Section 1.2: Problem 4
Homework (not to turn in): Section 1.2: Problems 5, 15, 21, 33, 37
Wed Jan 17Read Section 1.3.
Reading Homework: Section 1.3: Problem 6
Homework (not to turn in): Section 1.3: Problems 7, 15, 17, 19, 35
Fri Jan 191-2 pp. double spaced written report
Topic: Choose from among the following Problems:
Section 1.1: 47 or 49; Section 1.2: 43; or Section 1.3: 42, 43 or 48
Fri Jan 19Read Section 2.1.
Reading Homework: Section 2.1: Problem 6
Homework (not to turn in): Section 2.1: Problems 21, 23, 31, 33, 35
Homework for Friday (bring to class for discussion): Do the postnet worksheet handed out in class.
Mon Jan 22Read Section 2.2.
Reading Homework: Section 2.2: Problem 12
Homework (not to turn in): Section 2.2: Problems 4, 5, 13, 19, 25, 33, 36, 37
Wed Jan 24Read Section 2.3.
Reading Homework: Section 2.3: Problem 16
Here is how I worked out Reading Homework Problem 16 from Section 2.3 (but I include a lot of additional explanation).
Homework (not to turn in): Section 2.3: Problems 3, 7, 9, 17, 19, 25
Fri Jan 26Quiz on Chapters 1 and 2
Practice Quiz 1: Click here for a practice quiz for quiz 1.
Here are solutions to the practice quiz for quiz 1.
Quiz 1 Solutions: Click here for solutions to Quiz 1.
Mon Jan 291-2 pp. double spaced written report
Topic: Choose from among the following Problems:
Section 2.1: 52; Section 2.2: 56; or Section 2.3: 51
Mon Jan 29Read Section 6.1.
Reading Homework: Section 6.1, #16
Wed Jan 31Read Eulerization Handout
Reading Homework: Handout Problem 3b
Homework Problems over 6.1: 5, 9, 11, 15, 19, 22, 25, 27, 29, 31, 32
Fri Feb 2Read Section 6.2
Reading Homework: Section 6.2, #18
Homework Problems: The rest of the problems on the handout, and Section 6.1, problems 48-50
Mon Feb 5Read Section 6.3
Reading Homework: Section 6.3, #22
Homework Problems: Section 6.2, 9, 13, 17, 23, 37
Wed Feb 71-2 pp. double spaced written report
Topic: Choose from among the following three topics:
(a) The Asia Pacific Cable Network (see #40, p. 375); discuss the interruption caused by the earthquake Dec 27 2006
(b) Minimal spanning trees (see #41, p. 375)
(c) The four color theorem (see p. 402)
Wed Feb 7Read Section 7.1 and this Critical Time Computation handout
Reading Homework: Section 7.1, 24
Also, work through the Hamiltonian Circuit handout for class discussion
Homework Problems: Section 6.3, 1, 3, 5, 13, 19, 21, 37
Fri Feb 9Read Section 7.2
Reading Homework: Section 7.2, 22
Also, finish working through the Class handout for class discussion on Friday
Homework Problems: Section 7.1, 11, 13, 18, 23, 29
Mon Feb 12Read Section 7.3
Reading Homework: Section 7.3, 10
Also, finish working through the List Processing handout from Friday for class discussion on Monday
Work through Practice Quiz 2 for class discussion Monday (solutions to Practice Quiz 2: page 1, page 2, page 3)
Homework Problems: Section 7.2, 5, 13, 15, 19, 21, 25, 31
Homework Problems: Section 7.3, 1, 3, 9, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23
Wed Feb 14Quiz 2 on Chapters 6 and 7
Writing Assignment: Choose from #40 or #41 on p. 431, or #39 or #40 on p. 451.
Fri Feb 16Read Section 8.1
Reading Homework: Section 8.1, 14
Mon Feb 19Read Section 8.2
Reading Homework: Section 8.2, 8
Homework Problems: Section 8.1, 3, 5, 11, 23, 33, 41
Wed Feb 21Read Section 8.3
Reading Homework: Section 8.3, 18
Homework Problems: Section 8.2, 3, 7, 9, 19, 27, 41
Fri Feb 231-2 pp. double spaced written report
Topic: Choose from among the following three topics:
#49, p. 502; #45, p. 525; #32, p. 553
Fri Feb 23Read Section 9.1
Reading Homework: Section 9.1, 2
Homework Problems: Section 8.3, 1, 9, 11, 13, 25
Mon Feb 26Read Section 9.2
Reading Homework: Section 9.2, 2
Homework Problems: Section 9.1, 1, 5, 7, 11, 13, 15, 17, 21, start filling out Vocabulary Worksheet
Wed Feb 28Reading: pp. 594-608 (stop at variance)
Reading Homework: Section 9.3, 18
Homework Problems: Section 9.2, 1, 5, 9, 21, 29(ab), Vocabulary Worksheet
Bring Calculator: This next section is computationally intensive
Go over Practice Quiz 3 (Solutions)
Fri Mar 2Quiz 3
Bring Calculator
Mon Mar 51-2 pp. double spaced written report
Topic: Choose from among the following three topics:
#33, p. 577 (do this with respect to jury selection in Lincoln or Lancaster County); #43, p. 593; #54, p. 624
Mon Mar 5Reading: Section 10.1
Reading Homework: Section 10.1, #4
Wed Mar 7Read Section 10.2
Reading Homework: Section 10.2, 4b
Homework Problems: Section 10.1, 1, 3, 9, 11, 15, 19, 33, 41
Fri Mar 9Read Section 10.3
Reading Homework: Section 10.3, 18
Homework Problems: Section 10.2, 3, 7, 17, 19, 21, 25, 39, 41, 45
Mon Mar 19Read Section 11.1
Reading Homework: Section 11.1, 14
Homework Problems: Section 10.3, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 15, 17, 27, 31, 33, 49
Wed Mar 21Read Section 11.2
Reading Homework: Section 11.2, 10; also redo 10.3, 18 (using the example in class as a model)
Homework Problems: Section 11.1, 3, 9, 15, 17, 19, 21, 25, 29, 31, 33, 37, 39, 43
Fri Mar 23Read Section 11.3
Reading Homework: Section 11.3, 24
Homework Problems: Section 11.2, 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 19, 25, 33
Homework Problems: Section 11.3, 1, 3, 7, 9, 17, 23, 39
Fri Mar 231-2 pp. double spaced written report
Topic: Choose from among the following three topics:
#45 p. 650, #46 p. 650, or #48(b) p. 693
Mon Mar 26Quiz 4
Practice Quiz 4
Practice Quiz 4 Solutions
Wed Mar 281-2 pp. double spaced written report
Topic: Choose from among the following three topics:
#47 p. 715, #41 p. 728, or write a brief history of the Gallup Organization
(take into account its founding, mergers with other companies, and its connection to UNL)
Wed Mar 28Read Section 4.1
Reading Homework: Section 4.1, 24
Fri Mar 30We will continue with Section 4.1
Mon Apr 2Read Section 5.1
Reading Homework: Section 5.1, 12
Wed Apr 4Read Section 5.2
Reading Homework: Section 5.2, 16
Homework Problems: Section 5.1, 1, 5, 7, 11, 13, 21, 23, 33, 37
Fri Apr 61-2 pp. double spaced written report
Topic: Choose from among the following topics:
#49 p. 234, or write a short bio on John H. Conway
Fri Apr 6Read Section 5.3
Reading Homework: Section 5.3, 16
Homework Problems: Section 5.2, 5, 6, 11, 15, 21, 23
Mon Apr 9Read Section 3.1
Reading Homework: Section 3.1, 16
Homework Problems: Section 5.3, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 19
Wed Apr 111-2 pp. double spaced written report
Topic: Choose from among the following topics:
#41, p. 305; #45, p. 306; #51, p. 334
Review for quiz: Practice Quiz 5(Solutions)
Fri Apr 13Quiz on Chapters 4.1 and 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3
Mon Apr 16Read Section 3.2
Reading Homework: Section 3.2, 22
Homework Problems: Section 3.1, 1, 3, 5, 7, 15, 17, 19, 25, 37
Wed Apr 18Read Section 3.3
Reading Homework: Section 3.3, 26a,b
Homework Problems: Section 3.2, 3, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 25, 31, 33
Fri Apr 20Quiz on Chapter 3 (Practice Quiz) (Solutions)
Fri Apr 20Writing Assignment
(Due Apr 20 but I'll accept it as late as Apr 27)
Discuss how this course may (or may not!) have changed your view of math.