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Some of my students have rated me Actually...I don't wear a tie. and the comments, ahem, vary. (At least I rank better than Attila the Hun… -his teaching was terrible   -no wait, that was Ivan …) [Wikipedia discusses this phenomenon.]    Legitimate complaints?

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Spring 2020: Mon06Jan/ Jan6-10/ (Fri 10Apr) /Wed22Apr.     SB: Sat.Feb29-Mar7. MLK: Jan.20.

For UF students there is free tutoring at the UF Teaching Center (see schedule).

In all of my courses, attendance is absolutely required (excepting illness and religious holidays). All classes have a substantial class-participation grade.


Actually...I don't wear a tie. Past, Present and Future courses.


Current courses: Autumn 2019

Groups, rings, fields. Abstract Algebra 1 . An introduction to Groups, primarily, with some discussion of Rings and Fields. This is for the motivated hard-working ambitious student who likes structures, games, puzzles ...and Thinking in general.

A Venn diagram Sets and Logic . Helps students to read/produce proofs, learning some of the language of modern Mathematics. We will focus on problem-solving; both Putnam and USAMO problems will be used as examples.

Recent courses: Spring 2019

We may use more advanced computing devices... Number Theory & Mathematical Cryptography .

This is a special topics course and is only offered once every 3 years or so. Also... NT&Math-Crypto counts as an Upper-division math-elective.

This course is an introduction to coding theory in general, and Mathematical Cryptography in particular. It does not assume a previous Number Theory course, only asking that the student do a bit of reading before the semester begins. (The webpage has a few suggestions.)



A pendulum, a spring, a diffyQ! Elem. Differential Eqns.

Linear, separable, autonomous DEs, intro to Differential Operators, for the bright, motivated, hard-working student. Time permitting, we'll introduce the Matrix Exponential as a way of solving interconnected linear DEs.



Past courses: Autumn 2018

A Venn diagram Sets and Logic . Helps students to read and produce proofs, and learn the basic language of modern Mathematics.

A pendulum, a spring, a diffyQ! Elem. Differential Eqns. Linear, separable, autonomous DEs, intro to Differential Operators, for the bright, motivated, hard-working student. Time permitting, we'll introduce the Matrix Exponential as a way of solving interconnected linear DEs.

Courses from the Hoary Past All courses, with Notes, Exams and Links.


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Puzzles

Geometry stuff



Calculus-ish stuff

Number theory stuff

Combinatorical stuff

Algebrish stuff




LOR LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

Should you wish a letter of recommendation (LOR) from me, I have certain LOR requirements. Although I prefer that you provide an LOR waiver form (obtained from University/firm/granting-agency that you are applying to), here is a generic LOR waiver (pdf).

Grades Grades

For course-grades I use
    A+  A  A-  . . . D+  D  D-  E+  E.
The Registrar rounds an A+ to an A, and E+ to an E, but I kept track of the higher grade when I write letters of recommendation for students. [NOTE: Although a D- is passing, certain University requirements need a minimum grade of C; students should check with their College or Department.]

Students should read my teaching/quiz policy.





Timely Quotes

One of the greatest labour-saving inventions of today is tomorrow.
-Vincent T. Foss
Hard work has a future payoff. Laziness pays off NOW.
-anonymous
Warning: Dates in Calendar are closer than they appear.
-anonymous


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Tips on writing proofs

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