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MATH 396- Suggested Weekly Schedule

Textbook: The Latex Companion, by Goossens, Mittelbach, and Samarin

Suggested Schedule

  • Week 1
    • Latex lecture and exercises I
    • Write a 1-2 page paper on why math is useful or important
      Use an audience of readers of Newsweek.
      Pick a term paper topic.
  • Week 2
    • Ch. 2, Business efficiency (optimal routing)
  • Week 3
    • Ch. 2, Business efficiency (traveling salesman problem)
  • Week 4
    • Ch. 3, Planning and Scheduling
  • Week 5
    • Ch. 3, Planning and Scheduling
      Exam #1
  • Week 6
    • Beginning of Ch. 7 (sampling). Then Ch. 5, Exploring Data: Summaries and Plots.
  • Week 7
    • Ch. 7, Data for decisions: Good and bad sampling methods. Ch. 6.
  • Week 8
    • Ch. 7, Data for decisions: Good and bad inferences from data.
  • Week 9
    • SPRING BREAK
  • Week 10
    • Ch. 16, Identification numbers (bar codes, zip codes)
  • Week 11
    • Ch. 17, Information Science (binary codes, parity check sums).
      Exam #2
  • Weeks 12-13
    • Ch. 17, Cryptography
  • Weeks 14-15
    • Optional material, to be announced (TBA)
    • Comprehensive Final exam.

    Last modified Mon March 14, 2011 by AP