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Dr. Kevin G. TeBeest
Summer 2016


Course Policy Dr. TeBeest's Schedule
Rules Regarding Programming Projects Maple Tutorials
Comments about Final Exams Journal Format Guidelines
Course Syllabus Developing Good Study Habits
Accessing Kettering's Cloud (and Maple) via the Citrix Receiver
ANNOUNCEMENTS

YOU ARE EXPECTED TO CHECK THE ANNOUNCEMENTS DAILY.

  1. EXAM 1 is Monday, August 1 (Week 4) during your regular class period.
    It may include anything from Assignment 1 through 12.
    See more exam information here >>    (includes a copy of the crib sheet that I will give you during the exam)

  2. You are expected to review your lecture notes before each lecture. (For example, when I ask specific questions about the previous lecture, you should be able to answer them without looking at your notes.)

  3. All electronic devices (phones, computers, ear-buds, etc.) must be turned off and stowed before coming to class.
    Recording devices are strictly prohibited. Using electronic devices during class without my permission may result in their being confiscated and in academic discipline.

  4. Does anyone other than university students and university faculty use Maple?   (I do not receive compensation from MapleSoft.)
    See News Article 1 >>
    See News Article 2 >>

  5. Although I teach multiple sections of MATH-305, university policy requires that you attend only the section for which you are registered. Consequently, you may not "float" from one section to another as a matter of convenience.

  6. If you miss a class, please obtain copies of the lecture notes from a classmate.

  7. I strongly encourage you to study with "study buddies." (On projects, however, you are NOT allowed to work with members of other teams.)

  8. How much should a college student study?

 


Assignments:


  1. Do all the examples in the first Maple tutorial entitled Basics. July 11
    1. Do not use the shortcut menu buttons in the left panel of Maple. Rather, manually type the commands as they appear in the Maple examples.
    2. You should work all assigned Maple examples immediately after they are posted to help you prepare for the programming assignments.
    3. There may be Maple related questions on exams (see the course policy).

    Kettering has made Maple amply available on many PCs throughout the AB.

    Read Sections 0.1, 0.4, and 0.6. July 11
    (Because you should always read sections as we cover the material, normally I do not post reading assignments.)

  2. Do this problem on truncation error. (pdf document) July 12

    To expedite my taking attendance each day, please note the desk you sit in on Wednesday of Week 1. I will have you sit at that desk the remainder of the term.

  3. Section 0.7 – Polynomials:  Nested Form (Horner's Method). July 13

    Since the use of Maple is required in this course, you should be finished with Assignment 1 by now.

    Recall that you should be forming your teams of 4 for working the Programming Assignments.
    (No more than 4 per team.) Your team may include students from either of my two sections.

    Read Section 1.1 on the Bisection Method (Interval Halving).

  4. Do all the examples in the second Maple tutorial entitled Solutions of Equations. July 15
    You should complete Assignment 1 before doing this one. Remember that these assignments will
    acquaint (or reacquaint) you with Maple and prepare you for the programming assignments.

  5. Section 1.1 – Bisection Method. July 18

    Finish forming your teams of 4 as soon as possible (for the Programming Assignments).
    I will give you until 1:20 Wednesday to form your teams. After that I may shuffle members around as I see fit. Each team should have 4 members and may include students from any of my 2 sections of MATH-305.

  6. Write the Maple code for the Bisection Method. July 19
    NOTE: Do this immediately, and play with the code by changing the starting interval, the tolerance, even the function.
    You will use this code as the template for writing the codes for other methods and for our first programming assignment.

  7. Afer writing the Maple code for the bisection method, read and work through all the examples in the 8th Maple tutorial entitled Formatted Printing and Plot Options. July 20
    Then change your Maple code for the bisection method so that it uses formatted printing and prints
    each xm in decimal form showing 8 decimal places, f(xm) in scientific notation showing 6 decimal places,
    and the interval length in scientific notation showing 4 decimal places.
    From now on we will use the printf command for printing.

  8. Section 1.2(a) – False Position. July 20

  9. Section 1.3 – Newton's Method. July 22

  10. Program Assignment 1.   Due Wed., Aug. 3 at 1:20.   (posted and handed out July 22)
    Read this document before beginning this assignment.
    • You should have Assignments 6 & 7 successfully completed before you attempt this.
    • You should also study the pseudocode for Newton's method (Assignment 9) and use formatted printing as explained in Assignment 7.
    • Here are some of the results you should obtain in Part I. Do NOT proceed until Part I works correctly.

  11. Section 1.5 – Fixed Point Method. July 25

  12. Section 1.5(b) – Fixed Point Method with Aitken Acceleration. July 26

    EXAM 1 CONTENT ENDS HERE. . .
    Here is the Crib Sheet that I will provide you during the exam.
    It may include anything from Assignment 1 through 12.
    See more exam information here >>.



Facie (noun)   \'fā • cē,    'fay • see\    pl. facies   \'fā • cēz,    'fay • seez\ :
  1. an image of one's face taken by oneself or by another person using a digital camera or phone,
    especially for posting on social networking sites or smartphones for personal identification.
  2. a photo ID showing only the face.
First Known Use of FACIE – 16:34 UTC, October 12, 2014 by Kevin G. TeBeest, Michigan USA
Formerly:   "profile photo" (archaic)
Usage:  Professor TeBeest sent a photo of himself playing his drums to his brother who wanted a photo ID for his smartphone. The brother whined saying, "Send me a photo of your ugly face you stupid. . .!" So Professor TeBeest sent his brother a facie.
Etymology:  French façade ("a false, superficial, or artificial appearance or effect," Merriam–Webster); Italian facciata, a derivative of faccia ("front"), from Latin facies ("face");
Geographical Use:  worldwide
Not to be confused with selfie, which is a photo taken by oneself of ones own body or part of the body, usually due to vanity.
The photo on a driving license is an example of a facie, although it is not a selfie.

 


Remember that:

  1. You are responsible for successfully completing all assigned problems in all your courses.
  2. The exams may include problems similar to these assignments and lecture examples and may include questions about Maple.
  3. We must maintain a steady pace to cover the material that constitutes Math-305. If you have difficulty with a section, be sure to see me for help immediately.
  4. No matter how simple a topic appears when you see my examples or read the text, you will almost certainly have difficulty completing an exam if you do not practice the examples and do the assignments beforehand.


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