**Announcements:**

**Final Exam.**** **Your cumulative Final Exam will be given on Wednesday, December 12,
1:30-4:15 in the same room where we have class. About 60% of the exam will cover Chapter
5 (that is, Sections 5.1-5.5) and the remainder will cover material from
Chapters 2-4. A calculator is NOT
permitted for the final exam.
Problems on the final will be similar to exam problems, quiz problems,
and homework problems. The
following sections will be covered on the final. If a section is not listed below then
there will be no problems *explicitly*
from that section. However it is
possible that a problem taken from another section will require skills covered
in one of the unlisted sections.

Sections covered: 2.3, 2.4,
2.5, 2.6; 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10 (there will definitely
be a problem from 3.10 on the final); 4.1, 4.2, 4.4, 4.5, 4.7; 5.1, 5.2, 5.3,
5.4, 5.5.

My recommendation is that you concentrate your studying on Chapter 3,
then Chapter 4, then Chapter 2. The
material in Chapter 2 will seem much simpler given how much you have used the
comments throughout the semester, but the material in Chapter 3 will probably
require the most studying. Chapter
4 should be fairly familiar since you were just recently tested on it.

Good luck.

**Quiz 12. **Recitations will be held on Tuesday, December 11. Quiz 12, covering Sections 5.3 and 5.4,
will be given then. The quiz
problems will be similar to homework problems. A calculator will ** NOT** be permitted for this quiz. The quiz should take 10-15 minutes.

**Quiz 11. **The new Quiz 11 will be given in your recitation on Tuesday, Dec. 4 and
will cover Sections 5.1 and 5.2.
The quiz problems will be similar to homework problems. A calculator will ** NOT** be permitted for this quiz. The quiz should take 10-15 minutes.

**Office Hours cancelled today.**
My office hours are cancelled today (Wednesday 11-28). I will be around on Thursday afternoon
(starting about 2pm probably) if anyone has any questions.

**Missed
recitation November 27.****
**Rajitha was sick this Tuesday so the recitations
were cancelled. The quiz that would
have been given (Quiz 11) has been posted together with solutions below. Since a number of quizzes have been
missed this semester, I am going to adjust the way I calculate your quiz
average by counting only the best **8** quizzes instead of the best 10 as it
says in the syllabus.

**Oral Reviews
for Exam 3.**** **Oral reviews for Exam 3 will be held on
Monday, November 26 and Tuesday, November 27. The schedule is here. If you want to attend one of the sessions,
do the following:

·
Send me
an email indicating which session you would like to attend. Send me several options in case the one
you want is full.

·
As the
slots fill up, I will post the schedule at the link above.

·
Assignments
will be made on a first-come first-served basis. Absolutely no exceptions.

**Exam 3.**** **Your third and last midterm exam will be given in class on Wednesday,
November 28. The exam will cover
Sections 4.1 -4.8. The exam will be
given in the first 50 minutes of class.
In the remaining class time, we will cover new material. Exam problems will be similar to
homework and quiz problems. A good
way to study for the exam is to write down quiz problems that you have not
already done, or homework problems that were not assigned, and do them without
looking at the book. There will be
no short-answer problems on the exam like the “Review Questions” at
the beginning of each section of homework problems. A calculator will ** NOT** be permitted for this exam.

**Quiz 10. **Quiz 10 will be given in your recitation on Tuesday, Nov. 20 and will
cover Sections 4.5 and 4.6. The
quiz problems will be similar to homework problems. A calculator will ** NOT** be permitted for this quiz. The quiz should take 10-15 minutes.

**Quiz 9. **Quiz 9 will be given in your recitation on Tuesday, Nov. 13 and will
cover Sections 4.3 and 4.4. The
quiz problems will be similar to homework problems. A calculator will ** NOT** be permitted for this quiz. The quiz should take 10-15 minutes.

**Update on Class
Cancellation. **GMU is closed and all classes have been
cancelled for Monday Oct. 29 and Tuesday Oct. 30. For our class this means the following.

·
All of
the oral reviews have been cancelled.
These will not be made up.

·
Exam 2
will be held on Wednesday Oct. 31 as originally scheduled.

·
Since
all Tuesday recitations have been cancelled there will be no quiz this
week. I will post the quiz you
would have taken below for practice.

·
Since
Tuesday's quiz has been cancelled, there will be one less quiz grade for the
class at the end of the semester. I
will count your best 10 quiz grades as described in the syllabus.

**Quiz 8. **Quiz 8 will be given in your recitation on Tuesday, Nov. 6 and will cover
Sections 4.1 and 4.2. The quiz
problems will be similar to homework problems. A calculator will ** NOT** be permitted for this quiz. The quiz should take 10-15 minutes.

**Exam 2.**** **Your second midterm exam will be given in class on Wednesday, October
31. The exam will cover Sections
3.1-3.10. The exam will be given in
the first 50 minutes of class. In
the remaining class time, we will cover new material. Exam problems will be similar to
homework and quiz problems. A good
way to study for the exam is to write down quiz problems that you have not
already done, or homework problems that were not assigned, and do them without
looking at the book. There will be
no short-answer problems on the exam like the “Review Questions” at
the beginning of each section of homework problems. A calculator will ** NOT** be permitted for this exam.

**Quiz 7. **Quiz 7 will be given in your recitation on Tuesday, Oct. 23 and will
cover Sections 3.6 and 3.7. The
quiz problems will be similar to homework problems. A calculator will ** NOT** be permitted for this quiz. The quiz should take 10-15 minutes.

**Columbus Day
Holiday.**** **Next week is the Columbus Day holiday. Tuesday classes are cancelled so there
will be no recitations. Monday
classes meet on Tuesday so our class will be held on Tuesday at the usual time
and place.

**Quiz 6. **Quiz 6 will be given in your recitation on **Tuesday, Oct. 16** and
will cover Sections 3.4 and 3.5.
The quiz problems will be similar to homework problems. A calculator will ** NOT** be permitted for this quiz. The quiz should take 10-15 minutes.

**Quiz 4 grade and solutions.**
There was a very serious typo on problem 1 of all three versions of Quiz
4. The typo rendered the problem
meaningless, so as written it could not be solved. Many of you understood the intent and
solved the problem correctly anyway.
If so I congratulate you.
However in the interest of fairness I simply ignored problem 1 and in
fact gave everyone full credit for it.
So the score on your quiz assumes 5 points for problem 1.

**Quiz 5. **Quiz 5 will be given in your recitation on Tuesday, Oct. 2 and will cover
Sections 3.2 and 3.3. The quiz
problems will be similar to homework problems. A calculator will ** NOT** be permitted for this quiz. The quiz should take 10-15 minutes.

**Review Session for Exam 1. **There will be several review sessions for Exam 1 based on the concept of
an “oral review” that has been proven effective for improving
understanding and raising exam grades.
Dates and times will be announced.

**Exam 1.**** **Your first midterm exam will be given in class on Wednesday, Sept.
26. The exam will cover Sections
2.1-2.7. The exam will be given in
the first 50 minutes of class. In
the remaining class time, we will cover new material. Exam problems will be similar to
homework and quiz problems. A good
way to study for the exam is to write down quiz problems that you have not
already done, or homework problems that were not assigned, and do them without
looking at the book. There will be
no short-answer problems on the exam like the “Review Questions” at
the beginning of each section of homework problems. A calculator will ** NOT** be permitted for this exam.

**Quiz 4. **Quiz 4 will be given in your recitation on Tuesday, Sept. 25 and will
cover Sections 2.7 and 3.1. The
quiz problems will be similar to homework problems. A calculator will ** NOT** be permitted for this quiz. The quiz should take 10-15 minutes.

**Quiz 3. **Quiz 3 will be given in your recitation on Tuesday, Sept. 18 and will
cover Sections 2.5 and 2.6. The
quiz problems will be similar to homework problems. A calculator will ** NOT** be permitted for this quiz. The quiz should take 10-15 minutes.

**Quiz 2. **Quiz 2 will be given in your recitation on Tuesday, Sept. 11 and will
cover Sections 2.3 and 2.4. The
quiz problems will be similar to homework problems. A calculator will ** NOT** be permitted for this quiz. The quiz should take 10-15 minutes.

**Quiz 1. **Quiz 1 will be given in your recitation on Tuesday, Sept. 4 and will
cover Sections 2.1 and 2.2. The
quiz problems will be similar to homework problems. A calculator will be permitted for this
quiz. The quiz should take 10-15
minutes.

**MyMathLab****.**** **I am making MyMathLab
available to students this semester.
This is an online system created by Pearson (the publishers of our
textbook) to give students extra practice and instruction on the material in
this course. The use of MyMathLab is purely optional. You will need to obtain an access code
in order to use this system all semester.
To register and access the course material:

1. Go to www.mymathlab.com.

2. Under Register, click **Student**.

3. Enter your instructor’s course ID: **walnut86642**, and click **Continue**.

4. Sign in with an existing Pearson account or create an account:

a. If you have used a Pearson website (for
example, MyITLab, Mastering, MyMathLab,
MyPsychLab, etc.), enter your Pearson username and
password. Click **Sign In**.

b. If you do not have a Pearson account, click **Create**. Write down your new Pearson username and
password to help you remember them.

5. Select an option to access your instructor’s online course:

a.
Use
the access code that came with your textbook or that you purchased

separately from the bookstore.

b. Buy access using a credit card or PayPal.

c. Get 17 days of temporary access.

6. Click **Go to Your Course** on the confirmation page. Under MyLab /
Mastering New Design (on the left side of the page) click **Math 113-002 Fall 2012 Walnut.**

7. Before using the system,
click **MML Home** on the left side of
the page. If you have not used this
system before, it will be helpful for you to follow some of the links listed
under **Welcome to MyMathLab!**
In particular, you should click **Browser
Check** to make sure that your computer can display everything that needs to
be displayed.

8. On the left side of the page,
click **Homework** to view the practice
problems I have placed there. They
are also displayed under **Upcoming Assignments
**after you click **MML Home**.

**Deadlines.****
**Please be aware of all relevant deadlines. Details may be found here.

**Uncollected
Quizzes.** All uncollected quizzes can be picked up at Rajitha’s office. If you do not pick up your quiz when
they are returned in your recitation, you can pick it up there.

**Teaching
Assistant:**

Rajitha Siriwardana

Office: Room 359
Research I, cubicle 15

Office Hours: T
2pm-4pm, F 1pm-3pm

Email: *rsiriwar@masonlive.gmu.edu*

Course
syllabus: pdf.

**Class
notes:**

29
October 2012 Class cancelled
because of Hurricane Sandy.

19
November 2012 (These
notes have been lost. I am sorry
about that.)

**Quiz
solutions:**

Quiz 1
solutions.

Quiz 2 solutions.

Quiz 3 solutions.

Quiz 4 solutions.

Quiz 5 solutions.

Quiz 6 solutions.

Quiz 7 solutions.

Quiz missed due to Hurricane Sandy:
Version 1.
Version 2. Version 3.

Quiz 8 solutions.

Quiz 9 solutions.

Quiz 10 solutions.

27 Nov 2012. This is the quiz that would have
been given on 11/27 but Rajitha was sick.

**Exam
solutions:**

Exam 1 version 1, Exam
1 version 2, Solutions.

Exam 2 version 1, Exam 2
version 2, Solutions.

Exam 3 version 1, Exam 3
version 2, Solutions.

To
find out what else the Mathematics Department has to offer, visit the Math Department home page.

To
contact me, send mail to: *dwalnut@gmu.edu*.