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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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For UF students there is free tutoring at the UF Teaching Center (see schedule). For a fee, some UFMath grad students tutor.

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 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.

Recent courses: Summer-B 2018

We may use more advanced computing devices... Number Theory 1, of Summer-B 2018. Modular arithmetic, Chinese Remainder Thm, Legendre/ Jacobi symbols, Quadratic reciprocity, Fermat's SoTS thm, Lagrange 4-square thm, overview of Multiplicative Fncs.

Past courses: Spring 2018

Permutations & combinations Combinatorics II:

Continuing with Graph Theory, proceeding to Generating-Functions, followed by some more advanced material. Depending on student interest, we may cover some Combinatorial Game Theory.



A pendulum, a spring, a diffyQ! Elem. Differential Eqns. Linear, separable, autonomous DEs, differential operators, for the bright, motivated, hard-working student. Possibly, the Matrix Exponential method for solving interconnected linear DEs.

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


Handouts Usually Useful Pamphlets


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. [N.B: At the end of each semester, I place graded final projects/exams in a wallbin outside my office door. The Integrated Student Information System (ISIS) gives each student access to his course-grade.]





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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LaTeX Typesetting mathematics: TeX/LaTeX/ps/dvi

Tips on writing proofs

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