12-240/Homework Assignment 8

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This assignment is due at the tutorials on Thursday November 29. Here and everywhere, neatness counts!! You may be brilliant and you may mean just the right things, but if the teaching assistants will be having hard time deciphering your work they will give up and assume it is wrong.

Reread 3.1 and 3.2 in our textbook, and read sections 3.3 and 3.4. Remember that reading math isn't like reading a novel! If you read a novel and miss a few details most likely you'll still understand the novel. But if you miss a few details in a math text, often you'll miss everything that follows. So reading math takes reading and rereading and rerereading and a lot of thought about what you've read. Also, preread section 2.5, just to get a feel for the future.

Solve problems 1, 2, 3, 8 and 10 on pages 179-181 and problems 1, 2abe, 2cdfghij and 5 on pages 195-196 but submit only your solutions of the underlined problems.