This has the following consequences for Math 13:

**You must know the definitions precisely**. Typically, a quick restatement in your own words, while fine at an intuitive level, will lack the precision necessary for a correct use of the concept. You are responsible for all definitions from class, and you may be asked to reproduce these on exams and quizzes. For example, an exam question might begin: "Give the precise definition of ..."**You are responsible for understanding the theorems and proofs from class**; it is not sufficient simply to know how to apply them. A statement of a theorem should include all the hypotheses that were present in the statement of the theorem in class. An exam question might be: "State and prove the fundamental theorem of Calculus".**You must explain your work using words**. Written explanation is a crucial part of the learning process, and it is not sufficient simply to write down a series of equations and circle a number or formula at the end. It is important that you be able to give clear and well-organized indications of what you are doing and why. I will try to provide examples of this as we go.

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Created: Sep 01 1997 --- Last modified: Sep 2, 1997 9:04:37 AM