Discrete Dynamical Systems

Summer Session I 1998
MATH 408/695.01 (3 credits), MTuWThF, 7:30AM-9:05AM, Wickersham 109
Textbook:
Chaos, Fractals, and Dynamics: Computer Experiments in Mathematics, Robert L. Devaney, Addison-Wesley Publishing, 1990.
Instructor:
Dr. Buchanan
Office: Wickersham 113, Phone: 872-3659, FAX: 871-2320
Office Hours: 11:00AM-12:00NN (MTuWThF), or by appointment
Email: Robert.Buchanan@millersville.edu
Coverage:
Prerequisites:
Calculus III (MATH 261) and Linear Algebra (MATH 242)
Attendance:
Students are expected to attend all class meetings. If you must be absent from class you are expected to complete class requirements (tests and/or homework assignments) prior to the absence. Students who miss a test should provide a valid excuse, otherwise you will not be allowed to make up the test. Tests should be made up within one week of their scheduled date. No final exam exemptions.
Homework:
Students are expected to do their homework and participate in class. You should expect to spend a minimum of ten hours per week reviewing notes taken during class and working assigned homework exercises. Preparation for the midterm and final exams will require additional hours of study. Students will find it beneficial to review all lecture notes and other relevant material collected from the beginning of the course until the present time at least once per week.
Tests:
A 90-minute midterm exam tentatively scheduled for Wednesday 7/1/98 and a 90-minute final exam scheduled for Friday 7/17/98.

If you feel that an error was made in the grading of an exam, you should explain the error on a separate sheet of paper and return both it and the test to me within three class periods after the exam is returned to you.

Grades:
Course grade will be calculated as follows.
Midterm 25%
Homework 50%
Final 25%

The course letter grades will be calculated as follows.

90-100 A
80-89 B
70-79 C
60-69 D
0-59 F
Final Word:
Math is not a spectator sport. What you learn from this course and your final grade depend mainly on the amount of work you put forth. Daily contact with the material through homework assignments and review of notes taken during lectures is extremely important.

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