1617-257/Homework Assignment 1

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Read, reread and rereread your notes to this point, and make sure that you really, really really, really really really understand everything in them. Do the same every week! Also, read, reread and rereread sections 1-3 of Munkres' book to the same standard of understanding. 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 sections 4 and 5, just to get a feel for the future.


Solve problems 1abc in section 1, problems 2, 6 in section 2 and problems 4abc, 6, 7, 9abcdefgh in section 3, but submit only the underlined problems/parts.

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.

This assignment is due in class on Friday September 30 by 2:10PM.

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