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*"Making sense of your math placement score" Discussion session on Monday August 30, 2010 from 9:30-10AM in Science Center B.
*Should I take Math 19,20,21,23,25,55: Meeting and discussion on Monday, August 30th from 2:30-5:00 PM, Science Center D. All questions will be answered and all concerns addressed.
* Sectioning: After the introductory meetings (see the schedule below), calculus is taught entirely in sections. To enroll in Math Ma,Math 1a, Math 1b, Math 21a, Math 21b, you must section by computer during the period starting Monday, August 30, and no later than 12:00 pm (noon) on Thursday, September 2rd. Note that you can re-section as often as you like during this time and your previous entry will be erased.
* Directions for sectioning by computer:
From a Windows computer, open the SecureCRT application [Download from FAS]. Use the "Quickconnect" menu to open a connection with protocol
ssh2, hostname: and username: section
From a Macintosh with OS X start the "Terminal" application located under Applications/Utilities. At the shell prompt, type
"ssh" and type return.
Using any Linux or Unix computer, login into your FAS account. At the shell prompt, type
"ssh" and type return.
help on secure CRT More help on CRT
More help in general.
Your section assignment will be emailed to you by 5:00 pm Friday, September 3th.
* Calculus advising and placement help is available as follows: (We prefer to do calculus advising in person rather than by phone or e-mail).

  Jameel Al-Aidroos
Science Center 429
Tel: 5-5735
Juliana Belding
Science Center 433
Tel: 5-2482
Janet Chen
Science Center 427
Tel: 5-2168
Peter Garfield
Science Center 422
Tel: 5-4744
Robin Gottlieb
Science Center 430
Tel: 5-7882
John Hall
Science Center 420
Tel: 5-9580
Oliver Knill
Science Center 434
Tel: 5-5549
Rehana Patel
Science Center 423
Tel: 5-1748.
Fri:8/27           12-2 PM    
Mon:8/30   4-5 PM   2:30-4:30       1-4 PM
Tue:8/31         12:30-2:30 2-4 PM 3:3-5 PM  
Wed:9/ 1     9-11 AM 1-3 PM 11 - 1 PM      
Thu:9/ 210:30-12 PM   2-3:30 PM 3-5 PM   9-10:30    
Fri:9/ 3   3:15-5 PM         12-2 PM 10:30-1:30
Tue:9/ 711-12 PM              
Wed:9/ 81:30-3 PM              
Thu:9/ 9   2-4 PM            
Fri:9/10         1:30-3:30      

*Advising for 23-55: Students who need advice about Math 23-55 should go to the 'Should I take Math 19, 20, 21, 23, 25, 55' meeting on Monday, August 30 from 2:30-5:00 pm in Science Center D. Those who need advice subsequent to this meeting should contact Professor Peter Kronheimer (, whose office hours are Monday, 8/30 2:30-4:30 pm, Tuesday, 8/31 2:30-3:30 pm, Friday, 9/3 2:30-3:30 pm, Tuesday, 9/7 3-4 pm. Note that advising is not done via telephone, so please use these scheduled advising times, or contact Professor Kronheimer via email. Professor Paul Bamberg will be holding open office hours in Room 322 of the Science Center from 1-2:30 on Tuesday 8/31 to answer questions about Math 23a,b.

*Upper level math courses Freshmen who wish to take math courses labeled 102 or greater should speak with Professor Peter Kronheimer first. His advising office hours and his email address is given in the previous entry.
* REQUIRED introductory meetings will be held for each course on the following dates and locations:
Course Date Location Time
Ma Wed, Sep 1 Sci Center D8:30AM-9:00AM
1a Thu, Sep 2 Sci Center B8:30AM-9:00AM
1b Wed, Sep 1 Sci Center C8:30AM-9:00AM
21a Thu, Sep 2 Sci Center C8:30AM-9:00AM
21b Wed, Sep 1 Sci Center B8:30AM-9:00AM
*Non-sectioned courses 19,20,23,25 begin on Wednesday, September 1nd. Upper level math courses begin either on Wednesday, September 1 or Thursday, September 2.
*Sections in Ma,1a,1b,21a,21b will begin on Wednesday, September 8th.

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