- For Wednesday August 31 lecture: Answer the following Introduction questions in a blog entry.

- What is your year in school and major?
- Which post-calculus math courses have you taken? (Use names or BYU course numbers.)
- Why are you taking this class? (Be specific.)
- Tell me about the math professor or teacher you have had who was the most and/or least effective. What did s/he do that worked so well/poorly?
- Write something interesting or unique about yourself.
- If you are unable to come to my scheduled office hours or the TA's scheduled office hours, what times would work for you?

- For Wednesday August 31 lecture: Read and blog about Sections 1.1-1.3 (second edition) or read and blog about Sections 1.1-1.3 and problem 15 of section 1.2 (third edition).
- For Friday September 2 lecture: Read and blog about Section 2.1.
- For Wednesday September 7 lecture: Read and blog about Section 2.2.
- For Friday September 9 lecture: Read and blog about Section 2.3.
- For Monday September 12 lecture: Read and blog about Section 3.1 through the middle of page 48 (second edition) or the end of page 50 (third edition).
- For Wednesday September 14 lecture: Read and blog about the rest of Section 3.1.
- For Friday September 16 lecture: Read and blog about Section 3.2.
- For Monday September 19 lecture: Read and blog about section 3.3.
- For Wednesday September 21 lecture: Write responses to some or all of the following questions.
- How long have you spent on the homework assignments? Did lecture and the reading prepare you for them?
- What has contributed most to your learning in this class thus far?
- What do you think would help you learn more effectively or make the class better for you? (This can be feedback for me, or goals for yourself.)
- For Friday September 23 lecture: Read and blog about Section 9.4 (second edition) or 10.4 (third edition).
- For Monday September 26 lecture: As you study for the exam (note that there is a study guide available here), write responses to the following questions.
- Which topics and theorems do you think are the most important out of those we have studied?
- What kinds of questions do you expect to see on the exam?
- What do you need to work on understanding better before the exam? Come up with a mathematical question you would like to see answered or a problem you would like to see worked out.
- For Wednesday September 28 lecture: Read and blog about Section 4.1.
- For Friday September 30 lecture: Read and blog about Section 4.2.
- For Monday October 3 lecture: Read and blog about Section 4.3. You may make up a missed reading assignment by going to the talk given by Enrico Bombieri, a Fields medalist, at 4 PM on Tuesday October 4 in 1170 TMCB and blogging about it.
- For Wednesday October 5 lecture: Read and blog about Section 4.4.
- For Friday October 7 lecture: Read and blog about sections 4.5 and 4.6.
- For Monday October 10 lecture: Read and blog about Section 5.1.
- For Wednesday October 12 lecture: Read and blog about Section 5.2. You may make up a missed reading assignment by going to the talk by Chris Chase at 11 AM on Thursday October 13 in 1170 TMCB and blogging about it or by going to the talk given by Mark Embree at 4 PM on Thursday October 13 in 1170 TMCB and blogging about it.
- For Friday October 14 lecture: Read and blog about Section 5.3.
- For Monday October 17 lecture: Read and blog about Section 6.1 through the middle of page 138 (second edition) or through page 145 (third edition).
- For Wednesday October 19 lecture: Read and blog about the rest of section 6.1 and Section 6.2 up through the middle of page 147 (second edition) or the middle of page 154 (third edition).
- For Friday October 21 lecture: Read and blog about the rest of Section 6.2.
- For Monday October 24 lecture: Read and blog about Section 6.3.
- For Wednesday October 26 lecture: As you study for the exam (note that there is a study guide available here), write responses to the following questions.
- Which topics and theorems do you think are the most important out of those we have studied?
- What kinds of questions do you expect to see on the exam?
- What do you need to work on understanding better before the exam? Come up with a mathematical question you would like to see answered or a problem you would like to see worked out in class on Wednesday.
- For Friday October 28 lecture: Read and blog about Section 7.1 up through the first full example on page 164 (second edition) or throught the first full example on page 173 (third edition).
- For Monday October 31 lecture: Read and blog about the rest of Section 7.1.
- For Wednesday November 2 lecture: Read and blog about Section 7.2.
- For Friday November 4 lecture: Read and blog about Section 7.3.
- For Monday November 7 lecture: Read and blog about Section 7.4.
- For Wednesday November 9 lecture: Read and blog about Section 7.9 (second edition) or Section 7.5 (third edition).
- For Friday November 11 lecture: Read and blog about Section 7.5 up through Corollary 7.27 (second edition) or Section 8.1 up through Corollary 8.6 (third edition).
- For Monday November 14 lecture: Read and blog about the rest of Section 7.5 and Section 7.6 through page 211 (second edition) or the rest of Section 8.1 and Section 8.2 up through Example 6 (third edition). You may make up a missed reading assignment by going to Barry Simon's talk at 4 PM on Monday November 14 in 3106 JKB and blogging about it.
- For Wednesday November 16 lecture: Read and blog about the rest of Section 7.6 (second edition) or the rest of Section 8.2 (third edition).
- For Friday November 18 lecture: Read and blog about Section 7.7 (second edition) or Section 8.3 (third edition).
- For Monday November 21 lecture: Read and blog about Section 7.8 (second edition) or Section 8.4 (third edition).
- For Tuesday November 22 lecture: Read and blog about Section 7.10 (second edition) or Section 8.5 (third edition).
- For Monday November 28 lecture: As you study for the exam (note that there is a study guide available here), write responses to the following questions.
- Which topics and theorems do you think are the most important out of those we have studied?
- What kinds of questions do you expect to see on the exam?
- What do you need to work on understanding better before the exam? Come up with a mathematical question you would like to see answered or a problem you would like to see worked out in class on Wednesday.
- For Wednesday November 30 lecture: Read and blog about Section 8.1 (second edition) or Section 9.1 (third edition).
- For Friday December 2 lecture: Read and blog about Section 8.2 (second edition) or Section 9.2 (third edition).
- For Monday December 5 lecture: Read and blog about Sections 8.3 and 8.4 (second edition) or Sections 9.3 and 9.4 (third edition).
- For Wednesday December 7 lecture: Read and blog about Section 8.5 (second edition) or Section 9.5 (third edition). Complete your student ratings for this course. As you study for the final exam (note that there is a study guide available here, and the proof of Cauchy's theorem from class is available here), write responses to the following questions.
- Which topics and theorems do you think are important out of those we have studied?
- What do you need to work on understanding better before the exam? Come up with a mathematical question you would like to see answered or a problem you would like to see worked out.
- What have you learned in this course? How might these things be useful to you in the future?

should know all relevant definitions, correct statements of the major theorems (including their hypotheses and limitations), and examples and non-examples of the various concepts. The students should be able to demonstrate their mastery by solving non-trivial problems related to these concepts, and by proving simple (but non-trivial) theorems about the…concepts, related to, but not identical to, statements proven by the text or instructor.

If for whatever reason you are uncomfortable doing a certain assignment on your blog (for instance, if you'd rather not have your answers to specific questions out there on the Internet), you may send me that particular assignment by email.

- Set up a blog for this class and do the first two assignments by 11:59 PM on August 30.
- Complete each reading assignment (listed above) before lecture.
- Write
a blog entry for each reading assignment.

The title of the blog entry should be

**(Section Number), due on (Date)**

so, for example, your first blog entry will be titled

**Introduction, due on August 31**

and the second entry will be titled

**1.1-1.3, due on August 31.**

A blog entry should have two parts:

1. (Difficult) Answer the question "What was the most difficult part of the material for you?" Note that "nothing" is not an acceptable answer. If nothing challenges you, then you should think about the material at a deeper level and generate some honest questions.

2. (Reflective) Write something reflective about the reading. This could be the answer to the question "What was the most interesting part of the material?" or "How does this material connect to something else you have learned in mathematics?" or "How is this material useful/relevant to your intellectual or career interests?" or something else. - The blog posting is due by 11:59 PM on the day before lecture (for example, you should post about the reading for Wednesday’s lecture before midnight Tuesday night).
- Blog posts will be graded according to the following scheme:

0 points: No blog submission on time.

1 point: Submission of both parts (Difficult and Reflective) on time, but first part (Difficult) is irrelevant or does not sufficiently show that reading has been done.

2 points: Submission of both parts (Difficult and Reflective) on time, demonstrating that you have done the reading and thought about it. - You may make up a missed blog entry by attending a mathematics department colloquium, Focus On Math, or Careers In Math talk and writing about it on your blog. Answer the same two questions about the talk that you would normally answer for a reading assignment.

Note: these instructions should only be followed once. Once you’ve created a blog, just add new posts to it for each reading assignment.

- Open your browser to www.blogger.com.
- Log in with a Google account, choose appropriate public profile information, and click on "Create blog!". If you already have a blog, please create a new one for this class; I’ll be dumping all entries into a feed reader, and would like to see only entries related to the course.
- Follow the instructions. Make sure you note your account details (username, password, url).
- The default settings are correct, so you don’t have to change anything, although you may if you wish. Please leave comments and full blog feeds enabled.
- For your first blog post, please answer the Introduction questions above (Assignment 1).
- Once you have made your first blog post, send me an email with the URL for the main page of your blog. Include your full name in the email message, especially if your name does not appear on your blog.