All readings are taken from the book of readings obtained at Copy Corner.
The numbers correspond to the number on the purple dividing sheet. The
readings will be done in order.
Week of
Readings
31 August
1. Rene Decartes, 2. Proof without words
3. Stephen Maurer, 4. The Bottle Imp by Robert Louis Stevenson
7 September
5. Chapter VII of Mathematics and the Imagination
14 September
6. Richard J. Trudeaux, 7. James Newman,
8.Sir Edmund Wittaker
21 September
9. Alan Tucker 10. Frank Harary,
28 September
11. Richard J. Trudeau
12. The Traveling Salesman Problem
5 October
13. Biggs, Lloyd, and Wilson, 14. Ralph Boas
12 October
15. Ian Richards, 16. Ivars Peterson
19 October
17. Klee and Wagon, 18. Robert Gray, 19. David M. Bloom
26 October
20. Vincent P. Schielack, 21. Ivan Niven
2 November
23. Exerpt on Fermat theorems
9 November
24. Sue Geller on Exact Solutions
16 November
25. Kenneth H. Rosen, 26. Joseph Gallian,
27. Rivest, Shamir, and Adleman
23 November
29. Sue Geller on Factoring
30 November
No readings
Homework
The homework problems are in the Survey of Mathematical Problems.
The exercises can be found in the text part and the problems at the end of the
chapter. The reading numbers correspond to the ones in the book of readings.
Homework
Problems
Reading
Due Date
1
Exercises 1.1-1.5, 1.7, Problems 1.1, 1.2
1, 2, 3, 4
9 September
2
Exercises 1.8-1.15, Problems 1.3, 1.5
5
16 September
3
Exercises 2.1-2.5, Problems 2.1, 2.2
6, 7
23 September
4
Exercises 3.1-3 Be sure to prove your answer to
3.3, Problems 3.1, 3.3, 3.4 You may use the result in 3.2.
9, 10
30 September
5
Exercises 3.4-3.6, Problems 3.5-3.8
11, 12
7 October
6
Exercises 3.8-3.10, Problems 3.9, 3.10
13, 14
14 October
7
Exercises 3.11-3.13, Problem 3.11
15, 16
21 October
8
Exercises 4.1-4.6, Problems 4.1-4.4
17, 18, 19
28 October
9
Exercises 4.7-4.9, Problems 4.5-4.8
20, 21
4 November
10
Exercises 4.10-4.12, Problems 4.9-4.12
23
11 November
11
Exercises 4.13, 4.14, Problems 4.13-4.16
24
18 November
12
Exercises 5.1-5.6, Problems 5.1-5.3
25, 26, 27
Tuesday 24 November
13
Exercises 5.11, 8.1, 8.2 Problems 1-3 at the end
of the factoring reading(#29).