# MATH241

# News

- The first meeting for our discussion section will be Thursday, August 30.
- My handout from the first day is available here.
- A list of concepts you should be familiar with for Quiz 1 is available here.
- A list of concepts you should be familiar with for Quiz 2 is available here.
- A blank copy of Quiz 1 is available here. A solution set is here.
- A blank copy of Quiz 2 is available here. A solution set is here.
- A list of concepts you should be familiar with for Quiz 3 is available here.
- A blank copy of Quiz 3 is available here. A solution set is here.
- A list of concepts you should know from Sections 12.4, 5, and 6 is available here.
- A blank m-file for use with the first MATLAB assignment is available here.
- A list of concepts you should be familiar with for Quiz 5 is available here.
- A list of concepts you should be familiar with for Quiz 6 is available here.
- A blank copy of Quiz 4 is available here. A solution set is here.
- A blank copy of Quiz 5 is available here.
- A blank copy of Quiz 6 is available here. A solution set is here.
- A list of concepts you should be familiar with for Quiz 7 is available here.
- A blank copy of Quiz 7 is available here. A solution set is here.
- A solution to problem 29 from Section 14.5 is available here.
- A blank copy of Quiz 8 is available here.
- A blank copy of Quiz 9 is available here. A solution set is here.
- A blank copy of Quiz 10 is available here.

# Logistics

Office Hours:

Tu/Th from 2 to 3 in CSS4364

Th from 12 to 1 in the Math tutoring room

# Some External Resources

Can one learn mathematics by reading it? I am inclined to say no. Reading has an edge over listening because reading is more active -- but not much. Reading with pencil and paper on the side is very much better -- it is a big step in the right direction. The very best way to read a book, however, with, to be sure, pencil and paper on the side, is to keep the pencil busy on the paper and throw the book away.

- Halmos, from *The Problem of Learning to Teach*

A good deal of your time should be spent with the textbook. See the following article for a gentle introduction to reading mathematical texts:

*How to Read Mathematics*by Shai Simonson and Fernando Gouvea

Another useful skill as a learner is to look to many different sources of information on a given topic. It is possible, in fact probable, that you will understand a presentation of the material covered in the class *better* from someone who is not myself, the lecturer, or the textbook. For some places to start, check the videos and problems at the Khan Academy and the video lectures at MIT OpenCourseware:

The Khan Academy on calculus

MIT OpenCourseware class on multivariable calculus