4039-1 Spring 2019

Here is the syllabus, and a list of errata for the text.

Homework assignments

  1. Exercises 1.1.3, 1.1.4 and 1.1.9. Due 1/24.
  2. Exercises 1.1.14, 1.2.1 and 1.2.22. Due 1/31.
  3. Exercises 1.2.24, 1.3.5 and 1.3.6. Due 2/7.
  4. Exercises 1.3.12, 1.3.13 and 1.3.29. Due 2/14.
  5. Exercises 2.1.2, 2.2.3 and 2.2.4. Due 2/21. For 2.2.3, you may assume that cutting nT along a non-separating curve gives (n-1)T with two disks removed.
  6. Exercises 2.7.3, 2.7.5 part (a), and 3.1.11 parts (d) and (e). Due 3/21. On 3.1.11 you can skip the drawing and just identify the surfaces.
  7. Exercises 3.1.18, 6.1.1 and 6.1.4. Due 3/28.

Midterm exam

This will take place on 2/28/19, in the usual class period. You will be asked to answer 2 problems from a choice of 4. The material covered will be Chapter 1 except section 1.4, and sections 2.1 - 2.3. Some exercises from the text that you could profitably look at are:
1.1.5, 1.1.8, 1.1.30, 1.1.31, 1.2.5,
1.3.10, 1.3.16, 1.3.17, 1.3.30, 1.3.35,
2.3.12, 2.3.13, 2.3.14.

Final exam

This will take place on Friday 5/3/19, 3:00-5:00 pm, in the usual room. You will be asked to answer 3 problems from a choice of 6. The material to be covered, and suggestions for study, will be posted closer to the date.

Checking your grade

I don't use Moodle. I have a program, Noodle, which lets you check that I've recorded your grades correctly. To log in to Noodle, you need a login name, which is your myLSU username, and a password, which is initially your student ID (89xxxxxxx). You will be required to change it the first time you log in.