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Thursday, October 31, 2013


Filed under: Uncategorized — innaento @ 11:52

The recitation (tirgul) on Thursday will be in Ziskind (Math and Computer Science building), room 261 (same room as for Prof. Novikov’s morning course).

The lectures on Tuesdays will be in the Physics building, room A.


Monday, October 28, 2013

First homework assignment

Here is the first take-home assignment that Inna prepared for the course. This homework should be submitted in three weeks, i.e., on November 14, 2013.

If you have questions, leave them here or address directly to Inna (inna.entova שטרודל

Good luck and בהצלחה! See you tomorrow.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Lectures 1 and 2 (Oct. 22 & 29, 2013)

We start our course by first carefully walking in a zoo with several surprising, wonderful or dangerous beasts, all caught in the Jungle of Infinity. To tame them, we need to wear some protective gear made of ironclad formulas, operate from the safety of well defined sets and use the tools provided by functions 😉

The lecture notes (considerably updated and revised in comparison with the previous years) can be found here. Please report typos, errors and complain about obscure instances in the comments.

Please pay attention to the problems scattered over the text: they are mostly for self-control, but if you are not sure, you may write your solutions and submit them (e.g., in the comments to this post, but also directly to Inna, if you want to keep it private).

Thursday, October 24, 2013

שלום כיתה א

Filed under: lecture,Rothschild course "Analysis for high school teachers" — Sergei Yakovenko @ 3:54

The New Academic Year announcement

In the new academic year 2013/4 (Anno 5774, שנה התשע”ד) I will again teach the course “Analysis for high school teachers”. As before, the primary goal of the course is to give the explanation of the fundamental mathematical concepts that often remain concealed behind drilling the “calculus skills”.

This blog will serve a platform for regular upload of the course material (lecture notes, problems for self-control, discussion of relevant issues. The students taking the course (as well as the entire Internet community accidentally hitting these pages) is invited to the interactive discussions. If you have questions, post them. If you have answers to the posted questions, post them even more. If you spotted an error or an obscure place in the lecture notes, – notify me and other people here. Feel free to write in whatever language you feel more comfortable with, – most of the readers are multilingual, though the (simplified) English seems to be the least common denominator.

The previous release(s) of this course are available on this blog under the same tag. The new version will be slightly changed in search of higher clarity, yet you can compare and use whatever like more. Unlike the Scripture, mathematical exposition is by no means canonically endorsed.

Besides these notes, you are invited to read anything you like on the subject. One of the books which I absolutely loved when I was a high school student, is available here (warning: 21 Mb in pdf format, a semi-legal scan strictly for your personal pleasure 😉

I Look forward for your active participation!

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