** Math 452**
See yorke.umd.edu/math452/

We will use the book:

**Put homework on classroom
desk at the beginning of class the day it is due.**

**Homework **The Homework counts 55% of the grade.

**Quizzes **There will be quizzes roughly each week, on
Wednesdays unless rescheduled. Your lowest 3 homeworks will be replaced by your
quiz average (if it is higher). That is the only way in which the quizzes
count. (It could be important though.) If you are going to miss a Monday class
and you email me to that effect at least 3 days in advance, that quiz does not
count for you.

The **Grader is** **Madhura **Joglekar, a grad student in Applied Math
(AMSC). email: maddy86@umd.edu

Her main goal is to help you to understand and be able to do the homework.

Her office hours will initially be Thursdays at 4 p.m. (??? subject to change.)

If you need help on the homework or you want to understand the grading, see Madhura.

A few classes may be taught by **Dr. Aleksey Zimin**.

**There will be
an individual project counting 25%, **including oral and written reports**. **

**
**A suggestion: start early.

** **

**The midterm will count 20%. **It will be in class
Friday **April 23 and Monday April 26,** and there will be a take-home
component to be worked on over that weekend, so leave the weekend before
Thanksgiving open to work on this exam.

Note that our last day of class is Monday May 10.

** **

**The final exam is the written report on your project. It
counts 10%. **

**The oral presentation counts 15%. **

**The written report is due at
the official exam time of the course.**

**If you email me, **yorke@umd.edu
, please put “**452**” as part of the subject.

**My Office hours**: See me after class or by
appointment.

James A. Yorke = Coach

Distinguished University Professor of Mathematics & Physics

Room 1103 in Math Bldg.

phone:301-405-5048 yorke@umd.edu

Some of my web pages are yorke.umd.edu
and

www.chaos.umd.edu and www.ipst.umd.edu/dynamics/