(5/1) Problem Set 5 posted, due May 15, the last day of final
exams. There is no final exam for this class.
(4/15) Problem Set 4 posted, due on May 1, the last class meeting. I plan to post one more problem set to be due at the end final exam week.
(3/2) Problem Set 3 posted.
(2/9) Problem Set 2 posted.
(2/5) Pointers on this page to Stanley EC Vol 1 now refer to the 2nd edition. If you have the 1st edition, you may wish to consult the 2nd edition manuscript on Stanley's EC web page, which has an appendix listing material re-numbered between editions.
(1/28) Problem Set 1 now posted, see below.
(1/3) Welcome to Math 249!
Office hours Wednesdays 11:00-12:30 or by appointment
MWF 2-3 pm, Room 2 Evans Hall
The course will loosely follow
I will give pointers to reading from Stanley for many of the lectures, and include a number of problems from Stanley in the homework assignments.
For some course topics you may also find the following helpful:
Problem sets are below, after the list of lecture topics. I'll post new sets at irregular intervals, due about two weeks after posted. Grades will be based on homework; there will be no exams. To get an A in the course, you should do most of the probems, not skipping the harder ones.