M 311 Spring 2004
HOMEWORK SUMMARY REPORT
Chapter number: 4
Section number: 1
Exercise number: 3
Number of papers received: 2
Reviewing committee: alpha
List all participating committee members:
Tristan Brown, James Macfarlane
Author(s) of paper(s) chosen for publication:
Scott McClelland
Comments:
Both papers came to the correct solution for each part, with the exception
of a relatively trivial omission on part 1. Neither paper presented a
rigorous solution to part 2, however, which is an important part of the
problem. The first paper [Scott McClelland] has the best solution to part
b, although it needs revision. An alternate solution will be avilable at
http://people.tamu.edu/~tab9539/math311/4-1-3.dvi and
http://people.tamu.edu/~tab9539/math311/4-1-3.pdf.
GRADER'S AND INSTRUCTOR'S COMMENT: Scott's simple solution is adequate,
since we know that the constant function is linearly independent from the
other powers. However, we'll display the reviewers' more systematic
approach also.