David Drasin
Courses I am teaching:
 Spring 2008
 Spring 2008

MA 261
 Summer 2008

MA 511
MA261 Spring 2008, Instructor: D. Drasin
My Office hours (MATH 622) are daily 9:30AM, daily 11 AM or by appointment. After each lecture I usually spend some time answering questions as well, or via wmail. The updated schedule will be posted here. For all other info about this class, go to the departmental MA261 web page.
This table shows the lesson covered in class. For example, on 1/7, Lesson 1 (L1) was covered. The corresponding HW assignment is then due in the following schedule: Monday lecture due in Tuesday recitation, Wednesday lecture handed in Friday, Friday handed in Monday (all after class).
Below, L = Lesson number
Date Day Lesson Covered HW due M>T, W>F, F>M
1/7 M L1 (12.212.4) none because the book is not available 1/9 W L2 (12.5, up to Ex.5) L2 due on Fri 1/11 F L3 (12.6 beg.Ex.3) L3 due on Mon 1/14 M L4 L4 due Wed 1/16 W L5 L5 due Fri 1/18 F L6 L6 due Tues, QUIZ on CH 12 1/23 W L7 L7 due Fri 1/25 F L8 L8 due Mon 1/28 M L9 L9 due Tues, QUIZ on L 68 1/30 W L10 L10 due Tues, QUIZ on L 68 2/1 F NO CLASS L10 due Tuesday 2/4 M L 11 L11 due Tuesday 2/6 W L 12 L12 due Friday 2/8 F L 13 L13 due Monday 2/13 W L 14 L14 due Friday 2/15 F L 15 L15 due Monday 2/18 M Quiz in class, review lecture 16 (homework due Fri.) 2/20 W L16,17 L16, 17 due Friday 2/22 F L18 L 18 due Monday 2/25 M L 19 L 19 due Tuesday 2/27 W L 20 L 20 due Friday 2/29 2/29 F L 21 L 21 Due Monday March 3 3/3 M L 22 L 22 due Tuesday, quiz Tues on L 1921 3/5 W L 23 L 23 due Monday March 17 3/7 F NO LECTURE Have a good spring break 3/17 M L 24 L 24 due Tuesday; review on Tuesday 3/19 W L 25 QUIZ IN LECTURE; L 25 due Friday 3/21 F L 26 END of material for EXAM 2; L 26 due Monday 3/24 M REVIEW for Exam 2, for recitation: Spring 2006 Exam 2 3/26 W REVIEW; bring questions! 3/28 F L 27 Homework due Tuesday April 1 (no joke!) 3/31 M L 28 homework due Tuesday; QUIZ on L 28 4/2 W L 29 Homework due Friday 4/4 F L 30 homework due 4/7; WE ALSO REVIEW EXAM 2 4/7 M L 31 Homework due Tuesday April 1 (no joke!) 4/9 W L 32 homework due Tuesday 4/15 4/11 F L 33 Homework due 4/15 4/14 M L 34 homework due 4/15; QUIZ on Lects. 3133 4/16 W L 35 homework due Tuesday 4/22 4/18 F L 3637 Homework due 4/22 4/14 M L 378 homework due 4/22; DEAD WEEK: no quiz I have prepared my own notes on Lecture 18, section 14.8. Click on the icon for a pdf file
ANNOUNCEMENT: In order to have a comfortable atmosphere during lecture I am no longer collecting homework at lecture; homework from Wed/Fri/Mon lecture will be collected on Tuesday recitation. In order to keep up with the pace of the class, DO NOT leave the assignment for the Monday before recitation; it is doubtful that you will succeed in the final exam. DO COME TO LECTURE AND ASK QUESTIONS!
FOR FINAL etc. In order to have review time, I plan to have finshed the course material by MONDAY lecture. Wednesday and Friday will be review, although I will be reviewing during each regular lecture. I have also scheduled an EXTRA help session for Sunday night, April 27, 79 PM in LILY 2102. Please come with questions to these classes.
ADDED 4/26information on FINAL and SUNDAY REVIEW: NO FORMULAS will be given in the final, so know those for Green's theorem, Divirgence, Stokes, etc. No table of integrals will be provided, and you are expected to remember things from MA 162 such as integration by parts, trig. identities since as (sin t)*2=(1/2)(1 cos 2t), (cos t)*2=(1/2)(1+ cos 2t). I will outline and review the course and discuss the kinds of questions we have asked in earlier exams.
REVIEW LECTURES We will do the Spring 2006 and Fall 2005 Finals in classes 4/23 and 4/25 as well as other issues that may arise. These old exams are on the course web pages. RECITATION on April 22 will be review for the final. Homework will be collected and checked, but this is dead week for the recitation instructors too!
Last updated: Saturday, April 26, 2008

MA 511
 Summer 2008

MA 261