Assignments are due by 3pm on the dates indicated below. They should be placed in the box for this course found in the department lobby (at 585 King Edward Ave). No assignments will be accepted after the department receptionist has closed the box. Therefore, you should plan to submit your assignments well before the due date/time. Boxes will open 3 days before the due date.

Stapling: Assignments of more than one page that are not stapled will have 20% of the total available points deducted from their grade on that assignment.

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". Academic fraud is taken seriously in this course. See the university policy posted here.


Assignments will be posted below at least one week before the due date. Graded assignments will be returned in class and solutions posted below. Since the assignments may include exercises in a textbook, the solutions will be password protected. The password is available on Virtual Campus.

  • Assignment 1: September 20
  • Assignment 2: October 4
  • Assignment 3: October 18
  • Assignment 4: November 1
  • Assignment 5: November 15
  • Assignment 6: November 29