1617-257/Homework Assignment 17

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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 32-35 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 section 36-38, just to get a feel for the future.


Solve all the problems in sections 32 and 33, but submit only your solutions of problem 3 and 5 in section 32 and of problems 2 and 3 in section 33. In addition, ponder the following

Challenge Question (do not submit). What was it that you computed, in problem 3 of section 33? Could you have done it without any actual computation?


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 Wednesday March 22 by 2:10PM.


Please write on your assignment the day of the tutorial when you'd like to pick it up once it is marked (Wednesday or Thursday).