Math 318, Professor Loring, Class Blog
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particular homework assignments. I will expect you to check this
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- Course Description
- My office hours will be MWF 2:00-3:00 in the atrium of Dane
- If you cannot make my official office hours, you are
encouraged to make appointments to see me. Use eMail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or
talk to me at the end of class.
- You are required to have a CIRT eMail address and to check
that mail at least twice each week.
- If you want your CIRT eMail to be automatically forwarded to
another eMail address, you can get help from
- You are required to check this blog twice each week.
- There will be a midterm in Week Five, worth 20%.
- There will be a midterm in Week Eleven or Twelve, worth
- There will be about ten homework assignments, worth 25%.
- The final during finals week, worth
- No late homework will be allowed. Major unforeseen events
will be handled on an individual basis, perhaps using alternate
- Your two lowest homework scores will be dropped.
- You will need to be able to view pdf and flash files.
- We will cover all the material in the book, and more.
Week One, January 17-21, 2005
- Monday was a holiday.
- This week is the time to discuss special needs,
especially any that will relate to the dates I pick for the
midterms. Those dates will soon be set in stone.
- Wednesday was mostly to negotiate the above details.
- We spent a few minutes discussing sets, ordered pairs, and
sets of ordered pairs.
- We discussed the word blog.
- Friday: §1.1-1.5 (skipping §1.6, for now).
Week Two, January 24-28, 2005
Week Three, January 31 - February 4, 2005
Week Four, February 7-11, 2005
Week Five, February 14-18, 2005
- Midterm, Wednesday February 16.
- Friday: Introduction to Trees, §1.6 and §4.1.
Week Six, February 21-26, 2005
Week Seven, February 28 - March 4, 2005
Week Eight, March 7-11, 2005
- Monday: Tournaments: § 7.2
- Wednesday: Tournaments: § 7.2 and 7.3
- Friday: Balanced Social Networks: § 8.1
Week Nine, March 21-25, 2005
Week Ten, March 28 - April 1, 2005
- Homework #7 due April 6.
- Monday: §9.2
- Wednesday: §9.3
- Friday: §10.2
Week Eleven, April 4-8, 2005
- Midterm, Wednesday April 6.
- Friday: §10.1
Week Twelve, April 11-15, 2005
Week Thirteen, April 18-22, 2005
Week Fourteen, April 25-29, 2005
- Monday: More about Menger's theorem and Blocks.
- Wednesday: Starting Random Graphs, Diestel § 11.1.
- Friday: Random Graphs
Week Fifteen, May 2-6, 2005
- Wednesday, May 11: Final Exame 12:30-2:30 p.m.
- Final exam
- You should study from the midterms and midterm review sheets.
- 80% of the test will be on material we covered before the second midterm.
- Topics to be covered that were not in Chartrand:
- k-connected and k-edge connected.
- Construcion of 2-connected graphs.
- Blocks and block graphs
- Menger's theorem (statement and max-flow/min-cut problems, not the
algorithm I described).