Assessment:
The course grade will be computed as follows:
  • 60% Homework
  • 40% Project
Homework:
Problems sets are posted in PDF on the lectures webpage. Your browser can be trained to open these files with free program Acrobat Reader (or other PDF viewer). Problem sets will be collected at the beginning of class; late homework will not be accepted. Your best ten problem sets will determine your homework grade. Graded homework can be picked up in the Math 413 boxes outside of 201 Jeffery Hall.
Written work:
We write to communicate. Please bear this in mind as you complete assignments and exams. Work must be neat and legible to receive consideration. You must explain your work in order to obtain full credit; an assertion is not an answer.
Technology:
Students are strongly encouraged to use any available technology. In particular, students may find the free software packages CoCoA, Macaulay2, Singular, and Sage helpful.
Disabilities:
Students with disabilities, who will be taking this course and may need disability-related accommodations, are encouraged to make an appointment to see the instructor as soon as possible. Also, please contact the Health, Counseling and Disability Services Office to register for support services.
Academic honesty:
It is the obligation of each student to understand the University's policies regarding academic honesty and to uphold these standards. Students are encouraged to talk about the problems but should write up the solutions individually. Students should acknowledge the assistance of any books, software, students, or professors.