- You are permitted to use all resources available to you (textbook, notes, other students, TA, office hours, virtual office hours, etc.) to do these homework assignments. However, you will get the most benefit from the homework if you first attempt to do all the questions yourself, without outside assistance. Only after you have tried a question can one truly appreciate the solution. If you find yourself relying more and more on external help in order to complete each week's homework, then this is a danger sign and may indicate that you will have significant trouble with the midterms and final. Copying your homework from someone else without first trying it yourself may help you score better on the 15% of the grade that comes from the homework, but may at the same time cheat you out of the 85% of the grade that comes from the exams. (Trying to make up for this later by reading other people's solutions to the homework may not necessarily be effective. By far the best way to learn is to do the homework yourself, without assistance). The homework assignments are definitely long, tough, and time-consuming - this is an Honors course, after all - but they will help you understand the course material far more thoroughly, and the exams will be much easier to handle if you took the time to do the homework by yourself. (You will also get a lot more out of the discussion section if you have already tried all the homework problems beforehand).
- This course emphasizes rigor, and in particular seeks to avoid
circular reasoning. However, this does not mean that you have to
necessarily prove and justify every single statement in your proofs;
this would of course get very cumbersome, especially in the later
assignments. Generally, material from previous weeks notes can be
used without having to reprove them again. The basic rule of thumb
is that if you know where a result comes from and have some idea how to
prove it, and you are pretty sure that it would not be circular to use
it, then it is OK to use it in your homework. If however you are
quoting a result that you don't know how to prove, then proceed
carefully; it may be that that result can only be proven using more
advanced material than what the homework is covering, which introduces
the risk of circularity.

- One should be careful in checking all the various pre-conditions and hypotheses of a proposition, when applying that proposition to your homework and exams. For instance, if a Proposition is only proved when n is an integer, you cannot apply it to numbers n which are rational or real. Or a result may only apply to bounded sequences but not unbounded sequences, or to convergent sequences but not unconvergent sequences. These distinctions can become quite important, especially since we are emphasizing rigor.

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Don't forget to read the back page of this assignment!

- Solutions: page 1 page 2 page 3 page 4 page 5
- Some common errors: propositions which applied to natural numbers or integers do not necessarily apply to rational numbers or real numbers. Also, while induction is extremely useful for proving statements about natural numbers, it does not work when trying to prove statements about integers, rationals, or reals (unless one somehow rewrites that proposition in terms of natural numbers instead).

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**Errata**: There are some errata to Q2: see the virtual office hours or the bonus point page. Also, despite what it said in (an earlier version of) the week 2 notes, Proposition 19 is not officially part of Assignment 2. Also, in Q5, "1-close" should read "1-steady" in the hint. Finally, in the hint for Q8, "the sequence is epsilon-close" should read "the sequence is epsilon-close to the zero sequence 0,0,0,0,...".- Solutions: page 1 page 2 page 3 page 4 page 5 page 6 page 7

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- Solutions to HW3 and HW4
**Errata:**Q9(a) is redundant (it is already covered in Q8(a)) and should be omitted from the assignment (thus Q9 now only refers to Q9(b)).

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- Solutions available here
**Errata:**In Q5(b) (i.e. Proposition 10(b) of the notes), the right-hand side should be f(x_0) rather than 0. For some hints on Q1(a), see the Virtual Office Hours. For Q3(b), M should be assumed to be positive. For Q2(e), "x^q < x^r" should read "x^q > x^r".

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- Solutions to HW6
**Errata:**In Q5(b) (I.e. Proposition 6(b) on page 11 of Week 6 notes), f(x_0) should read L.