Instructor:
Dr. Dashun Xu
Office: 273 Neckers
Hall A Wing
Office Hours: MWF 11am12:20pm, TTh 1:352:50pm, or by
appointment
Email: dashunxu@siu.edu Phone: 4536512
Syllabus (Attachment for more useful
webpage and dates)
Last
Day to drop with Refund: Sun. Aug 29, drop w/Reg. office: Fri. Aug 27.
Last Day to drop w/o Refund: Sun.
Oct 24.
Homework:
All
assignments will be collected every Friday in class and only a few
questions in each assignment will be graded. Late homework will not be
accepted. The followings are problems assigned last time. I will update
these problems after each class meeting.
Date

Homework


Week 1



Week 2

1.3: 16, 8, 9;;
2.1: find the
general sol. to 1,3,5,7, 8
2.1: 9,11(part c),
13, 15, 17, 19;;
2..2: 1, 2, 5,
6, 7, 13(a,c);; optional: 23

Due on Fri.
Please donot
forget to staple your homework sheets together.

Week 3

2.1: 8, 20;
2.2: find the
solution to 14, 22;
2.6: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8,
2.6: 9, 13, 14
(find the solution);
2.6: 18, 21; 22, 25,

Practice exam 1 (for
you to review Chap 2)

Week 4

2.6: 26, 27, 28, 30;
2.4: 2, 5, 7,

HW due on Fri.

Week 5

2.4: 11, 28,
29, 30, 31
2.4: 31
2.5: 3, 4, 7, 10

HW due on Fri.
Exam on Fri!!!
As I said, I am
going to collect Announcement 1, 2 and 3, and Practice exam 1 on
Friday.
Of course also HW.

Week 6

3.1: 1, 3, 9, 13, 15, 20
3.2: 3, 5, 9,

Due on Fri.

Week 7



Week 8


Practice for Chap3

Week 9


Due on Fri.

Week 10


No Late homework,
please.

Week 11


Practice for Chap4

Week 12


Exam on Fri???
Homework due on
Fri too.

Week 13



Week 14



Week 15

Practice for the final:
Midterm exams and practice exams,

Final exam: 8—10am Fri. Dec. 10.

Study Hint:
Find at least one or
two other students from the class with whom you can regularly do
homework and prepare for exams. Your classmates are perhaps the least
used and arguably your best resource. An efficient and effective study group
will streamline homework and study time and greatly improve your
written and spoken communication. The best time to use your classmates
as study/homework partners is after you have made an honest effort
on your own to solve the problems using your own wits, knowledge,
and experience. When you encounter an unsolvable problem, don't give up
too soon on it. Being stumped is an opportunity for mathematical growth
and insight, even if you never solve the problem on your own. If you
seek help prematurely, you will never know if you could have solved a
tough problem without outside assistance.
