|M.Sc. (University Of Bombay);
M.S. (Universty Of Texas at Arlington)
for students of sections 524, 525, 526:
are meeting twice a week. On Mondays there will be recitations and on
Wednesdays we have Maple labs. We roughly have 16 weeks in the
semester. Hence we will be meeting 16 times for recitations and almost
as many times for lab work.
I expect you to attend both regularly and I
will be taking attendance.
some select typical problems in the class and difficulties
you may have. Last ten minutes are reserved for a
quiz in every recitation. There will be about 15 quizzes through
the semester. This will carry a weightage of 12% and a half. The
remaining quota of 12 and a half % goes for your Maple labs. Not
taking a quiz will be recorded as your absence from the
class and will highly jeopardise your grades.
I will assign
some home work projects and grade you accordingly. You
may form a group of four (or less ) and submit just one copy of your
project between all of you. This will save some printouts and
will reduce my work too.
I am not
required to keep office hours but would be glad to give you an
appointment if you contact me by e-mail, phone or in person. Of
course, you are free to ask me for help before or immediately after the
will enjoy your learning this semester and we will try to make it as
exciting and interesting as possible. My advice is: Make best of
whatever is available. Go to help sessions, meet your Prof. during his
office hours, contact me whenever convenient. Feel free to ask
questions however stupid they may look ( to you). To a teacher no
questions are stupid. We are here to help you. You may interrupt
during my recitations and ask me whatever is not clear. I have enough
patience to try and understand your difficulty. It often happens that
the questions are not suitably or technically worded. This may cause
some confusion but with mututal effort this usually disappears. Student
participation in the class is very important. It breaks the ice, gives
me ( and the class) a chance to understand you better and
helps me decide my choice of material and my teaching strategy.
So, have fun.