Homework is worth 60% of the course grade. I'm fairly flexible about what homework problems you do (you'll have a choice) and just when you hand them in, as long as you ultimately hand them in by the end of the semester. (Sooner is better, and no penalty is invoked—I just won't give out solution sets until the last person hands a given set in.) Each problem set is due two weeks after it is assigned.
Problem set #1 (PDF). Assigned during lecture 3, due during lecture 5.
Problem set #2 (PDF). Assigned during lecture 5, due during lecture 7.
Problem set #3 (PDF). Assigned during lecture 7, due during lecture 9.
Problem set #4 (PDF). Assigned during lecture 9, due during lecture 11.
Problem set #5 (PDF). Assigned during lecture 12, due during lecture 14.
The term project is worth 40% of the course grade. There are three options for the term project.