## Overview

Instructor | Dr. Armin Straub
MSPB 313 straub@southalabama.edu (251) 460-7262 (please use e-mail whenever possible) |

Graduate TA | Foyselur Rahman
MSPB 209 mr2333@jagmail.southalabama.edu |

Office hours | MWF 10:00-11:00am, 12:15-1:15pm, or by appointment (Dr. Straub, MSPB 313)
Tuesday/Thursday 9:30-10:30am, Thursday 12:30-1:30pm (Foyselur Rahman, MSPB 209) |

Lecture | MWF, 11:15-12:05pm, in MSPB 235 |

Lab | TR, 11:00-11:50am, in Humanities 116 |

Midterm exams | The tentative dates for our three midterm exams are:
Thursday, September 26 Thursday, October 24 Thursday, November 21 |

Final exam | Wednesday, December 11 — 10:30-12:30pm |

Homework |
USAonline (Canvas)
(select "Access Pearson", then "Open Pearson") |

Syllabus | syllabus.pdf |

## Lecture sketches and homework

To help you study for this class, I am posting (rough) **lecture sketches**. These are not a substitute for your personal lecture notes or coming to class (for instance, certain details and motivation are not included in the sketches). I hope that they are useful to you for revisiting the material and for preparing for exams.

Date | Sketch | Homework |
---|---|---|

08/21 | lecture01.pdf | complete Homework #0 (review, due 8/28)
start working on Homework #1 |

08/23 | lecture02.pdf | continue working on Homework #1 |

08/26 | lecture03.pdf | finish working on Homework #1 (due 9/2)
start working on Homework #2 |

08/28 | lecture04.pdf | continue working on Homework #2 |

08/30 | lecture05.pdf | finish working on Homework #2 (due 9/11) |

09/04 | lecture06.pdf | start working on Homework #3 |

09/06 | lecture07.pdf | finish working on Homework #3 (due 9/16) |

09/09 | lecture08.pdf | start working on Homework #4 |

09/11 | lecture09.pdf | continue working on Homework #4 |

lectures-all.pdf (all lecture sketches in one big file) |

### Homework

Homework is assigned for each class. The problems are accessible through MyLab Math at USAonline (Canvas) (select "Access Pearson", then "Open Pearson"). If you are accessing homework for the first time, please follow the instructions on the "Home" page of our USAonline (Canvas) page to get your access code.

- You have unlimited attempts for each problem: if you didn't get a question right, you can click on "Similar Question" to get a new one.
- Problems need to be completed by the posted due dates. (Make sure to work on them early so that you can ask for help if needed!)
- The two homework sets with the lowest scores will be dropped at the end of the semester.