Math 408 N, Fall 2011
My office is RLM 10.110, and my office hours are:
Wednesday, 1:30 to 3:30, and Thursday, 3:30 to 4:30.

John Orr (our TA) is in office RLM 11.146, and his office hours are:
Monday, 12:30 to 2:00 and Tuesday, 3:30 to 5:00.

If you have any questions, you should definitely come talk to one of us! You can get much more personalized answers in office hours than you can in class. If these office hours don't work and you want to make an appointment (or you have any other questions), send me an e-mail at olenab(at)math.utexas.edu.

The first day handout is here.

The (approximate) calendar is here.

The homework is here.

Midterm 1:

The first midterm is on Thursday, September 22nd in class. It will be 75 minutes, and will not contain multiple choice.
There is currently a review assignment on Quest. Here is a sheet with all the concepts to review.

Review: Tuesday, September 20th, at 7 pm, in regular classroom -- WAG 101.
Extra office hours: Wednesday from 6 to 7 pm. (Thursday office hour from 4 to 5 pm cancelled.)

Approximate Letter Grades (Also known as the curve.)

Disclaimer: these grades are just to give you an idea. What will actually be curved is your final grade, and I will be using the combined homework and exam scores to calculate that. Furthermore, the final grades will use the +/- option (that is, we will have the grades A+, A, A-, B+, etc.) while here I'm just going to give an idea of the ranges without that. With that in mind:

A: at least 80/95, which is about 84%. There were 32 of these.
B: between 70/95 and 79/95, which is about 74% to 83%. There were 29 of these.
C: between 61/95 and 69/95, which is about 64% to 73%. There were 21 of these.
D: between 51/95 and 60/95, which is about 54% to 63%. There were 21 of these.
F: anything below (and including) 50/95. There were 19 of these.

Here are the solutions to the first midterm!!

Midterm 2:

The second midterm is on Thursday, October 27th in class. It will be 75 minutes long, and will not contain multiple choice.

Here is the practice midterm! It's due on Monday, October 24th at noon, in an envelope outside my office (RLM 10.110.) Here are the solutions!!
Here is a list of concepts to review.

Reviews: Tuesday, 7-9 pm, RLM 7.104 (run by John Orr) and Wednesday, 7-9 pm, RLM 6.104 (run by Olena B.)

Same disclaimer as for Midterm 1: these grades are just to give you an idea for how you did on this test. I will not be providing estimates of the +/- option, and these are certainly not exact. That being said:

A: at least 76/85. There were 43 of these.
B: between 68/85 and 75/85. There were 24 of these.
C: between 59/85 and 67/85. There were 19 of these.
D: between 51/85 and 58/85. There were 13 of these.
F: 50/85 and below. There were 17 of these.

The guidelines above are fairly close to the standard A/B/C/D percentage cut-offs: that is, an A is 90 and above, a B is between 80 and 89, etc.

The average on the test was about 66/85, or 79%. The median was about 71/85, or 84%. The test was fairly well done!

Here are the solutions to the second midterm!

Final Exam:

The final is on Friday, December 9th, from 9am to 12pm, in Peter T. Flawn Academic Center (FAC), Room 21. It will be three hours long.

Here is a list of concepts to review. This list is cumulative, so it's pretty long!
Here is the practice final! Here are the finished practice final solutions.

Review: Wednesday, December 7th at 8 pm. Location: RLM 7.104.
Office Hours: Wednesday, December 7th, 4:30pm - 6pm and Thursday, December 8th, 4:30 pm - 6 pm. Also, John Orr has office hours on Wednesday, December 7th, from 11:30 am - 1 pm.