Unformatted text preview: MATH 115A - Midterm One Advice Paul Skoufranis October 9, 2011 The following is my advice for the first midterm in MATH 115A. 1. You should know all of the definitions given in this course. This is due to the fact that you cannot solve a problem relating to an object you do not understand. 2. You should know the statements of all the results proven in lecture or on assignments. This is due to the fact that you cannot solve a problem if you do not have the proper tools. 3. You should understand all of the proofs given in class and be able to recreate them on the midterm. This does not mean you should go out and memorize all of the proofs. You should go and understand the main idea, trick, and technique of each proof. Most techniques can be repeated or are useful in other problems. 4. If you are asked to prove something from lecture, you should try to give the proof done in lecture and cannot use material after the proof given in lecture. If you are asked to prove something new, anythingcannot use material after the proof given in lecture....
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