I will be away during our first week of class and we will not meet on Monday August 22 and Wednesday August 24. Our first class will be on Monday August 29, 2016, in our usual classroom. We will make up these two lectures on Friday September 2 and Friday September 9 at 3:00 pm in Rm 136 Loomis Lab (Notice that this si not our usual room!).

Problem set No. 1 is posted and it is due on Sunday September 18, 2016.
The solutions to Problem set No.1 were posted on Thursday October 6, 2016

Chapters 1 and 2 of the lecture notes have been updated.

Chapters 3. 4 and 5 of the lecture notes have been updated.

Problem set No. 2 is posted and it is due on Monday October 3, 2016, at 5 pm
The solutions to HW set No.2 were posted on Thursday October 20, 2016.

Problem set No. 3 is posted on October 5, 2016, and it is due on Wednesday October 19, 2016, at 5 pm

The solutions to HW set No.3 were posted on Thursday October 27, 2016.

We will not have a lecture on Monday October 17. We will have a make up lecture this Friday October 21 at 3 pm in Rm 136 Loomis.

We will not have lectures on Monday November 14 and Wednesday 16, 2016. We will make up these lectures on Friday November 11 and Friday December 2. Both lectures will be in Rm 136 Loomis, from 3 pm to 4:30 pm.

Problem set No. 4 was posted on October 19, 2016, and it is due on Sunday October 30, 2016, at 5 pm
The solutions to HW4 were posted on December 4, 2016.

Problem set No. 5 was posted on Monday 31, 2016, and it is due on Monday November 3,142016, at 9:00 pm
The solutions to HW5 were posted on December 7, 2016.

Problem set No. 6 will be posted on Sunday November 13, 2016, and it will be due on Monday November 28, 2016, at 9:00 pm; the due date was extended to Friday December 2, 2016 at 9 pm.
The solutions to HW6 were posted on Sunday December 11, 2016.

Problem set No.7 will be the (take home) Final Exam for this class. It was posted on Saturday December 3, 2016, and it will be due on Friday December 16, 2016, at 5:00 pm. You will have to send me your solutions as a pdf file to my email address, efradkin@illinois.edu. It can be a file prepared in LaTeX or a scanned file. If you choose the latter you must make sure that it is clearly legible (use a black pen). Do not deposit your solutions in the 582 HW box in Loomis as I do not have access to it.