FIRST EXAM- FRIDAY, 9/24/99

MATERIAL: Ch.1 (starting with 1.6), Ch.2, Ch.3 (up to and

including 3.8). The introductory chapter I is

not included. Excluded sections: 2.5,2.6,2.14/15

PROCEDURE:closed books, closed notes.

calculators are OK, but students who leave them at

home will not be at a disadvantage.

SHOW ALL WORK for full credit; answers given without

justification (or none other than "the calculator

shows") will get no credit at all.

FORM: The exam will consist of 5 to 6 problems, at roughly the

same level of difficulty as the homework problems. You

will not be asked to give detailed proofs of "theoretical statements"
,

but you MAY be asked to "show this or that".

WHAT YOU MAY USE: any mathematics you have learned prior to this

course may be used to solve the exam problems.

STUDY: As a minimum, you should learn the correct solution to

all the homework problems. In addition, you should try to

do the problems marked (E) in the homework sheet. Of course,

it is assumed that all the sections included in the test will

be read carefully.

HOMEWORK: HW-4 (due 9/20) will be returned on 9/22; HW-5 is due 9/22;

solutions to HW5 will be given in a handout on 9/22.