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Office:                 Patterson 209 and Clayton 103
Office Phone:      (419) 289-5264
E-mail:                cswanson@ashland.edu
Fax:                    (419) 289-5791
 

Fall 2014 Classes

Mathematics Sites

Ashland University

Past Classes

Student Research

Other Interesting Sites

 

Fall 2014 Class Information
            Fall 2014 Office Hours -           Mondays: 10am-11am (Clayton); 1pm-2pm (Clayton)

                                                            Tuesdays: 10:30am-11:30am (Patterson); 2pm-3pm (Patterson)
                                                            Wednesdays: 11am-12pm (Clayton); 2pm-3pm (Patterson)
                                                            Thursdays:  9am-10am (Clayton); 3pm-4pm (Clayton)
                                                            Fridays:  10am-11am (Clayton); 11am-12pm (Clayton)

 

Honors 310 – Honors Capstone Preparation Seminar

                        Syllabus

 

            Honors 390 – Honors Interdisciplinary Seminar

                         Syllabus   

 

Math 208I - Elementary Statistics
                        Syllabus
                        Assignments

            Free drop-in tutoring in Kettering 219 – Tuesdays: 1pm-3pm; Mondays-Thursdays: 7pm-8:30pm

Student Data Sheet (Excel format)       

                        Exams from Spring 2007 and Fall 2007 (Microsoft Word format)
                                    Exam I,  Spring 2013 Version E, Spring 2012 Version I
                                    Exam II, Spring 2013 Version E, Spring 2012 Version I
                                    Exam III, Spring 2013 Version E, Spring 2012 Version I
                                    Final Exam (Comprehensive), Spring 2013 Version E, Spring 2012 Version I

 Past Classes

            Honors 101 – The Heart of Mathematics

                        Syllabus

                        Project Guidelines

                        Assignments

 

            Honors 390 – Honors Interdisciplinary Seminar

                        Syllabus – Fall 2009   

                        Syllabus – Spring 2010

 

            IUL 101U – Introduction to University Life (The Barbaric Yawpers)

                        Syllabus
                       
Assignments

 

            Math 111 - Precalculus
                       
Syllabus
                       
Assignments

                        Exam I
                       
Exam II

                        Exam III

                        Exam IV          

                        Final Exam

 Math 208E - Elementary Statistics
                       
Syllabus
                       
Assignments

                        Student Data Sheet (Excel format)       

                        Exams from Spring 2007 and Fall 2007 (Microsoft Word format)
                                    Exam I, 
Fall 2007 Version G, Spring 2007 Version H
                                    Exam II,
Fall 2007 Version G, Spring 2007 Version H
                                    Exam III,
Fall 2007 Version G, Spring 2007 Version H
                                    Final Exam (Comprehensive),
Fall 2007 Version G, Spring 2007 Version H

 

Math 208HN - Honors Elementary Statistics
                       
Syllabus
                       
Project Guidelines
                       

Math 223 - Discrete Mathematics I
                       
Syllabus
                       
Assignments    
                        Doug Ensley’s website with helpful Flash applications
http://webspace.ship.edu/deensley/DiscreteMath/flash/index.html

                       Exams from Fall 2005 (Microsoft Word 2003 format) – PLEASE NOTE THE ORDER OF TOPICS CHANGED IN LATEST EDITION OF TEXTBOOK
                                    Exam I (Covering sections 1.1-1.5 of 6th edition of Johnsonbaugh textbook),
Version A, Version B
                                    Exam II (Covering 1.7, 2.1-2.3, 3.1 of 6th edition of Johnsonbaugh textbook),
Version A, Version B
                                    Exam III (Covering 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1-5.3, 6.1 of 6th edition of Johnsonbaugh textbook),
Version A, Version B
                                    Final Exam (Comprehensive),
Version A, Version B

  

Math 224 - Discrete Mathematics II
                       
Syllabus
                        Exams from Spring 2006 (Microsoft Word Format)

                                    Exam I, Version A, Version B

                                    Exam II, Version A, Version B

                                    Final Exam, Version A, Version B

                       Dijkstra's Algorithm for finding shortest path from Kenji Ikeda's web site  (PowerPoint Example from class)
                       
Kruskal's Algorithm for minimal spanning trees from Papagelis Athanasios' web site
                       
Prim's Algorithm for minimal spanning trees from Papagelis Athanasios' web site
                        Huffman Codes from Karen Van Houten (University of Idaho)'s web site
                            Please note that this site switches the assignments of 0's and 1's to the edges from the method
                            discussed in our textbook.
                       
Ford-Fulkerson Maximal Flow Algorithm from Kenji Ikeda's web siteMath 308 - Operations Research
      

            Math 311 - Modern Geometry
                       
Syllabus
                       
Assignments
                       
Grading Policy on Homework Problems

 

Math 317 - Probability
                       
Syllabus
                       
Assignments

                        Exams from Fall 2009

                                    Exam I

                                    Exam II

                                    Final Exam

 

            Math 318 - Mathematics of Statistics
                       
Syllabus
                       
Assignments                

 

            Math 341 – Intermediate Applied Statistics

                        Syllabus

                        Assignments

 

            Math 450

                        Syllabus

                        Problems selected for student presentations

                        Articles selected for student presentations

 

            Math 470 - Special Topics - Creativity in Mathematical Problem Solving
                       
Syllabus
                       
Assignments


            Math 470 - Special Topics - Knot Theory
                        Syllabus
                       
Assignments
                       
Knot Plot site - lots of cool knot graphics and links to other knot theory sites

 

            Math 470 - Special Topics – Complex Analysis
                        Syllabus
                        Assignments

 

Math 470 – Special Topics:  Financial Mathematics

                        Syllabus           

           

Mathematics Sites
          Mathematical Association of America

               Ohio Section

               Convergence – Online magazine providing resources to help teach mathematics using its history

            American Mathematical Society
                Internship and Co-op Opportunities for Undergraduates
                Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) Programs
            Be An Actuary - Actuarial career information including exam information
            Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics - Excellent Online Version of the CRC Encycolpedia of Mathematics
            Mathematical Fiction
            Mathematician's Name Pronunciation Guide
            Neil Sloane's On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences
            The Math Forum
            DIMACS - Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science
            Math Archives
            MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive - Biographies, history topics, and famous curves
            Mathematics Genealogy Project - Traces advisors

Student Research Problems - Sites which list possible problems for
                                            undergraduate research
            David Eppstein's The Geometry Junkyard:  Open Problems
            Robert Hochberg's Open Problems for Undergraduates

Other Interesting Sites
          CNN
          ESPN
            IMDB - The internet movie database
            NCHC – National Collegiate Honors Council        

            PDGA - Professional Disc Golf Association