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Final Exam has been scheduled: Sunday, December 5, 4  6pm, Spaulding Auditorium
Q & A for the Final Exam has been scheduled: Friday, December 3, 4  6pm, 101 Bradley
3 Nov: Thanksgiving Schedule: The syllabus seems to be well in hand, and both sections of Math 8 met during xhours during the week of Harvard Weekend, so there will be class on Monday, November 22, but then no class until Monday, November 29. In particular, no class on November 23 or 24. 
Week of Nov 15  End of Term 

Assignments Made on: 
Monday (due Wednesday): (Assignment 24)

Wednesday (due Friday): (Assignment 25)

Friday (due Monday): (Assignment 26)

Monday 11/22 (due Monday 11/29): (Assignment 27)

Monday 11/29 (due Wednesday): (Assignment 28)

Week of Nov 8  Nov 12, 1999 

Second Hour Exam Monday, November 8: Details below. 
Assignments Made on: 
Monday (due Wednesday): (Assignment 21)

Wednesday (due Friday): (Assignment 22)

Friday (due Monday): (Assignment 23)

Week of Nov 1  Nov 5, 1999 

Second Hour Exam Monday, November 8: Details below. 
Assignments Made on: 
Monday (due Wednesday): (Assignment 18) 
Wednesday (due Friday): (Assignment 19) 
Friday (due Monday): (Assignment 20)

Second Hour Exam Information
The second Math 8 exam will be held Monday, November 8 from 4  6 pm.
Arkowitz's section will be in Cook Auditorium (Murdough Center);
Shemanske's will be in Filene Auditorium (Moore Hall).
The exams for both sections are identical, but seating in Filene is
limited. Please go to the room according to the section in which
you are registered. If in doubt, check the official list.
Note: Those people (and only those people) with labs or other classes whose normal class times overlap with our scheduled exam period, may take the Math 8 exam from 7  9 pm in Silsby 123 (on the same day). You should arrive promptly. Please notify your instructor if you are in this situation.
Finally, if you will be away for a Collegesponsored activity, you
should speak to your instructor to see if you can arrange to take the
exam prior to your departure. There are no makeup exams.
The exam covers all material from Assignment
10 through Assignment 18.
The exam is designed so that wellprepared students can complete the exam
in one hour, however you will be given two hours for the exam which should
eliminate time pressure considerations for all students.
Please arrive by 3:45 pm to allow ample time to get seated, settled,
and exams distributed by 4:00. Since seating in Filene is limited,
please take seats leaving exactly one empty seat between you and your
neighbor(s). Seating in Cook is more flexible, but there should be at
least one empty seat between you and your neighbor(s).
Naturally, bring writing implements; pens or (sharpened)
pencils are fine. Scrap paper will be attached to each exam; you may
not use your own. Calculators may be used for numerical work
or graphing if you like, but under no circumstances are they to be
used in any other way, e.g., to store information, run programs,
symbolic manipulation. They are certainly not required, nor should
they be of much use. Except in trivial cases or when requested,
answers need not be simplified and more importantly, answers need to
be exact. For example, someone saying the answer to a problem is
1.414213562 instead of the correct answer of sqrt(2) is wrong, and
will lose credit accordingly. There will be a Question and
Answer session on Sunday (November 7), starting at 7pm in Filene
Auditorium (Moore Hall).
Sample questions will be available via the Math 8 home page by the end of the week. 
Week of Oct 25  Oct 29, 1999 

Assignments Made on: 
Monday (due Wednesday): (Assignment 15) 
Wednesday (due Friday): (Assignment 16)

Friday (due Monday): (Assignment 17) 
Week of Oct 18  Oct 22, 1999 

First Hour Exam Monday October 18: Details below. 
Assignments Made on: 
Monday (due Wednesday): (Assignment 12)

Wednesday (due Friday): (Assignment 13)

Friday (due Monday): (Assignment 14)

Week of Oct 11  Oct 15, 1999 

First Hour Exam Monday October 18: Details below. 
Assignments Made on: 
Monday (due Wednesday): (Assignment 9)

Wednesday (due Friday): (Assignment 10)
Determine what degree Taylor polynomial is required to guarantee an error of less than 10^(14) for sin(x) on the interval [pi, pi]. 
Friday (due Monday): (Assignment 11)

First Hour Exam Information
The first Math 8 exam will be held Monday, October 18 from 4  6 pm.
Arkowitz's section will be in Cook Auditorium (Murdough Center);
Shemanske's will be in Filene Auditorium (Moore Hall).
The exams for both sections are identical, but seating in Filene is
limited. Please go to the room according to the section in which
you are registered. If in doubt, check the official list.
Note: Those people (and only those people) with labs or other classes whose normal class times overlap with our scheduled exam period, may take the Math 8 exam from 7  9 pm in Silsby 123 (on the same day). You should arrive promptly. Please notify your instructor if you are in this situation.
Finally, if you will be away for a Collegesponsored activity, you
should speak to your instructor to see if you can arrange to take the
exam prior to your departure. There are no makeup exams.
The exam covers all material from the beginning of term through Assignment
9.
The exam is designed so that wellprepared students can complete the exam
in one hour, however you will be given two hours for the exam which should
eliminate time pressure considerations for all students.
Please arrive by 3:45 pm to allow ample time to get seated, settled,
and exams distributed by 4:00. Since seating in Filene is limited,
please take seats leaving exactly one empty seat between you and your
neighbor(s). Seating in Cook is more flexible, but there should be at
least one empty seat between you and your neighbor(s).
Naturally, bring writing implements; pens or (sharpened) pencils are fine.
Scrap paper will be attached to each exam; you may not use your own.
Calculators may be used for numerical work or graphing if you like, but
under no circumstances are they to be used in any other way, e.g., to store
information, run programs, symbolic manipulation. They are certainly
not required, nor should they be of much use. Except in trivial cases
or when requested,
answers need not be simplified and more importantly, answers need to be
exact. For example, someone saying the answer to a problem is 1.414213562
instead of the correct answer of sqrt(2) is wrong, and will lose credit
accordingly.
There will be a Question and Answer session on Sunday (October
17), starting at 7pm in Filene Auditorium (Moore Hall).
Sample questions will be available via the Math 8 home page by the end of the week. 
Week of Oct 4  Oct 8, 1999 

Assignments Made on: 
Monday (due Wednesday): (Assignment 6)

Wednesday (due Friday): (Assignment 7)

Friday (due Monday): (Assignment 8)
Hint for 21: First suppose the the region is also bounded by x = b for some b > 0. Compute the volume of this region, and take the limit as b > infinity. 
Week of Sept 27  Oct 1, 1999 

Assignments Made on: 
Monday (due Wednesday): (Assignment 3)

Wednesday (due Friday): (Assignment 4)

Friday (due Monday): (Assignment 5)

Week of Sept 20  24, 1999 

Assignments Made on: 
Monday: No class 
Wednesday (due Friday): (Assignment 1)
Do: the problems on the homework supplement distributed in class. (If you didn't pick up a copy in class, you can download this copy to your hard disk, and drag it onto your desktop printer icon. If you are printing to a postscript printer (e.g. a Kiewit printer), choose the postscript version, otherwise choose the pdf version. The pdf version will probably print in all cases, and is viewable via Acrobat Reader. There are notes about handling pdf files in the Maple notes which you are to read below.) 
Friday (due Monday): (Assignment 2)

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