There will be nine assignments, due by 9pm on the dates indicated below. No assignments will be accepted after the deadline. Therefore, you should plan to submit your assignments well before the deadline. Assignments will be posted in Brightspace one week before the due date. Solutions will also be posted in Brightspace. Since the assignments may contain exercises in a textbook, the solutions will be password protected. Graded assignments will also be returned through Brightspace, with comments.

  • Assignment 0: September 17 (to practice online submission)
  • Assignment 1: September 24
  • Assignment 2: October 1
  • Assignment 3: October 8
  • Assignment 4: October 15
  • Assignment 5: October 22
  • Assignment 6: November 12
  • Assignment 7: November 19
  • Assignment 8: November 26
  • Assignment 9: December 3

Format and submission

Assignments should be submitted online, through Brightspace. You may upload the assignment as many times as you want, up until the deadline. Only the most recent upload will be kept. There are two methods for preparing assignments:

  • Using LaTeX (preferred method): Students are strongly encouraged to prepare their homework assignments using LaTeX, which is the worldwide standard for writing mathematics. More information on preparing assignments using LaTeX can be found here.
  • Handwritten and scanned: Students may handwrite assignments and scan them for submission, or handwrite them using an app (e.g. on a tablet) that can produce pdf files. If you choose this method, it is your responsibility to make sure that your handwriting is legible and that your scan is high enough quality that it can be easily read. In addition, you must submit a single PDF file (and not, for example, a JPG file or a ZIP file). A PDF file is necessary so that the professor can easily add comments to the document.


Assignments will be graded electronically, with comments added to your pdf file. To download the graded file with comments, in Brightspace, go to Class Progress → Assignments → Details. When you've downloaded the marked copy, the best way to view all the comments is to view the file in Adobe Reader. In Adobe Reader, near the top right of the window, click on "Comments". This will open a frame on the right with all the comments. Clicking on a comment will jump to the part of the document where the comment is located.

Collaboration and academic fraud

It is natural, and even encouraged, for students to discuss questions on the assignments. It is perfectly acceptable for students to help each other in general terms. However, each student should submit their own work. It is not acceptable to copy another student's assignment. Equivalently, it is not acceptable to allow another student to copy your assignment. It is also not okay for one student to tell another student exactly how to answer a question. Any help should consist in pointing a student in a general direction. You should acknowledge any collaboration or help you received at the top of your assignment, with a sentence along the lines of "I worked with students X and Y on this assignment" or "Student Z helped me with Question 3".

The use of online services or websites for solving homework problems constitutes academic fraud. Academic fraud is taken seriously in this course. See the university policy posted here.