Lecture Summaries

The descriptions below will summarize what we did up to now and will give the plan for the upcoming lecture. It will also suggest optional reading for each lecture. Sometimes this reading will include more information than what we covered (and than you probably need to know). Some of this information should indeed be skipped (it is too deep for our introductory course), while some other will contain the proofs and discussion that is useful, but was not done in class due to the lack of time. You should use your intellegence to skip the ``unclear (advanced) parts'' and extract the useful information. Do not worry, it is usually very easy to do.

Last modified: December 31, 2001