The written portion of your first assignment is now available (below), which covers some of the fundamental tools we’ll be using in our class. Initially this assignment may look a bit intimidating but keep in mind a few things:
- The homework is not as long as it might seem: all the text in the big gray blocks contains supplementary, formal definitions that you do not need to know in order to complete the assignments.
- Moreover, note that you are required to complete only three problems from each section.
- If the \(\wedge\) and \(\star\) symbols look alien to you, don’t sweat: this is not something you should know already! We’ll be talking about these objects in our lectures next week. Until then, you can (and should) get a jump on the lectures by reading the first few sections of Chapter 3 in our course notes.
Finally, don’t be shy about asking us questions here in the comments, via email, or during office hours. We want to help you succeed on this first assignment, so that you can enjoy all the adventures yet to come…
Here is a zip file with the $\LaTeX$ source.