
MATH 203  CONTEMPORARY MATH
Instructor 
Janet Striuli 
Place 
HENZ 36 
Time 
12:301:20 pm 
Office Hours 
M 2:303:20pm,
T 2:303:30pm,
R 12:301:20pm






If you want more information about the class, please
look at the class policies the (pdf)..

Journal assigments
1 Due September 2.
"Describe your prior experiences with mathematics, starting at time zero. You may describe your entire mathematical history, or if you prefer, you may discuss a shorter period (or incident) in more detail, depending on what is more interesting or informative. You may wish to write about things you, your parents, or your teachers did which made your experience better or worse. (from Judy Walker)
2 Due September 30.
"The first section of the class is finished. Take a moment to think about those forst three chapter we covered together and the first exam. Write your comments on the first weeks of this class. What topic or topics did you like the most? What do you like and dislike in this class? Are you satisfied with your grade? If not, what do you need to work on? Was your grade on the first test lower than what you hoped? As usual justify all your claims.
3 Due October 14.
Here is the third journal (journal3.ps)or (journal3.pdf).
4 Due October 31.
Here is the fourth journal (journal4.pdf).
5 Due November 18.
Here is the fifth journal (journal5.pdf).

Class Material
This is the review sheet we went over in class (pdf)
Instructions for the computerbased exam (pdf)
Focus Questions for Chapter 5 (from Judy Walker) (pdf)
Review for the second test (from Judy Walker) (pdf)
A practice for the second test (from Judy Walker) (pdf)
Important Announcements
Tomorrow (08/22) class starts.
You are supposed to come and attend the lecture of Sir Michael Atiyah on the "Nature of Space". October the 21st, at 4:00pm at Kimball recital Hall.

Extra Credit
In this section some extra credit projects are posted.
1 Write a Journal on the talk of Sir Michael Atiyah on the "Nature of Space"( October the 21st, at 4:00pm at Kimball recital Hall). You may want to write a short bio and the main points of the talk. (20 points)
2 You can earn 10 points if you try at least 4 times the second webbased exam or if you score 100 points in less then 4 tries.(10 points)

Project
The project (pdf) and the excerpts (pdf)
Homeworks
Assigment number 
Page and numbers 
1 (due Wednesday 08/24) 
Read Page 010 
2 (due Monday 08/29) 
Read pages 1119. Page 22 numbers 2,5,10,13 
3 (due Monday 08/29) 
Page 22 numbers 14, 15, 19, 22, 25, 33, 40 
4 (due Wednesday 09/7) 
Page 62 numbers 5, 8, 9, 11, 19, 30, 34(a,b) 
5 (due Wednesday 09/7) 
Page 62 numbers 38, 46, 48, 53,56, 63, 64 
6 (due Wednesday 09/28) 
Page 195 numbers 2, 3, 9, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23. 
7 Chapter 7 
Page 289 12, 16, 22, 27, 34, 35, 36,43, 44 
8 Chapter 8 
Page 309312 numbers 10, 16, 17, 19, 22, 23, 24, 33, 35, 39, 49 

