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Notebook Policy:

I will place a notebook on the table outside my office that contains information pertinent to this course. This will include copies of exams, homework assignments, computer printouts, example solutions, etc. that I hand out during the class. If you take the last copy of a handout, please let me know so that I can make more copies available. I will try to put as much of the course material up on the web as I can, but due to the mathematical notation, this is not always practical to do.

I also will place copies of the best homework assignments, problem set solutions, and exam problems into this notebook, so you can use these for examples of how to solve the problems. You should check this regularly after each assignment, so you can see correct answers to the problems.

In past term, students have not made as much use of this notebook as I think they should. Since there will be solutions to all the turned-in material in this notebook, it is an important resource for you. Please be sure to use it when you have questions about a problem. Note, however, that the outer door to the office where the notebook is kept frequently is closed and locked at night, so it is best to come during the normal business hours. If the door is closed you can ask the secretary at the main office to open it for you.

Please be considerate about this notebook. In a recent term, someone stole the notebook during exam week, and that disturbs me greatly. It is there for everyone, and is supposed to be a resource for the class. If similar problems occur this term, I will simply stop making the notebook available. Don't spoil it for everyone.

You should not remove the notebook from my office for any reason. Some students want to take the notebook in order to photocopy it for their records, but you should not do this. This is not the purpose for the book. It is far better for you to read the material in the book and to take notes based on that. The act of interpreting the material and selecting the important parts is a crucial one in the learning process. If you simply copy the pages and stick them into your notebook, you are unlikely to really use them later. Even if you do read through them, the effect is not nearly the same as writing out the important parts yourself.

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Created: 06 Jan 2002
Last modified: Jan 6, 2002 11:21:46 AM
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