The Decameron
Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-75)
100 novellas in prose, set in a frame narrative
NB: Each of the ten storytelling sessions in the Decameron is presided over by a different character. On
most of the days, the queen or king for the day has set a t
Montaignes Essays: Historical Background
Some Events in the Life of Michel de Montaigne
1533Montaigne born. He is brought up by servants who speak only Latin to him, then sent away to
school.
1554Montaigne begins his career as a jurist
1561Montaigne sent
Paradise Lost (1667, 1674)
John Milton (1608-74)
Class 1: Bks 1-6 (focus on 1, 2, 3:1-55, 4, 5.772-907, 6)
suggestion: its okay to skim the catalogue of demons/pagan gods in Bk 1, lines 376-521
Class 2: Bks 7-12 (focus on 7.1-39, 8.460-652, 9, 10, 12.375-
Differences between the Gospels of Luke and John
We noted that Luke's gospel was structured as a biography with a birth narrative, a genealogy (that traced
back to God the Father, thereby establishing his universality), prodigious childhood, temptation, t
CONFESSIONS
Augustine (354-430 CE)
date of composition: 397 CE (when he was 43)
autobiography/confession
Readings: Books 1-9; Bk 10.1-27 (pp. 179-95)
FYI: In Augustines time, the verb confession primarily designated the giving of praise to God;
secondaril
The Divine Comedy: Inferno
Cantos 1-4
Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)
Epic poem written in terza rima (verse form invented by Dante for the Comedy)
Written beginning 1307-08, completed 1320
Inferno takes place from Good Friday to Easter Sunday, 1300
Please re
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LUKE
Author unknown; Written circa 80 C.E. (?); Greek prose
Please read the opening chapter of each of the other three gospels (Matthew, Mark and John)
What is a Gospel? (The word gospel is a translation into Old English of the Gre
Crime and Punishment Parts 5-6
April 12, 2016
Notes taken by Denise Xu
Theory
nihilism, utilitarianism
vs. Why was that little fool Razumikhin abusing the socialists today?
Theyre hardworking, commercial people, concerned with universal
happiness (274).
Crime and Punishment Part 1 and 2
Amy Gong Liu
Context:
First published in 1866 moving into 19th century literature
Fully realist novel
Dostoyevsky is like the Russian Dickens, famous polemicist, novelist, exiled to Siberia
for his radical political belie
Abdirahman Ali
Literature Humanities
01/26/2016
Notes on Confessions, Chapters 1-5
Background
Confessions was written between 397-400 A.D.
At this time, the Roman Empire was Christian but a lot of different religious sects/traditions existed
and theref
Don Quixote Part 3 Study Guide
A
In the first part of the lecture we did the passage analysis exercise:
(Because the passage analysis part was mainly our answers to Janets questions, I tried to
write down here the stuff that Janet agreed the most on and e
THE STORY OF THE BINOMIAL THEOREM
J. L. COOLIDGE, Harvard University
1. The early period. The Binomial Theorem, familiar at least in its elemen-
tary aspects to every student of algebra, has a long and reasonably plain his-
tory. Most people associate it
4: Proofs, Functions
November 12, 2016
Released October 31st , 2016.
Part II due November 16th , 2016 @11:59pm.
Part II: Functions
Question 6 (10 points)
1. Prove that if g f is injective, then f is injective
Soln:
Proof. Let f : S T and g : T U . g f is
Homework 3: Counting and Relations
COMS 3203: Discrete Mathematics (Fall 2016)
Due date: Sunday October 30th, 2016
Question 1 (16 points)
Given the following relations on the set cfw_1, 2, 3, list which of the five properties of relations
(reflexive, irre
Homework 6 Part I: Graph Theory
Released Wednesday November 30th , 2016
Due
Question 1
The sum of degrees of all vertices in a graph must be even, hence it is not possible.
Question 2
Call the is-a-subgraph-of relation R.
1. Given a graph G. Since E(G) E(
Discrete Mathematics
COMS 3203
Fall 2015
http:/www1.ccls.columbia.edu/~ansaf/3203/
Midterm Exam 2
Monday November 23, 2015
There are seven questions to solve for a total of 105 points. Please respond on this same exam sheet.
This exam is open notes and cl
Discrete Mathematics
COMS 3203 Fall 2016
Homework n 4: Solutions (Part I)
Released October 31st , 2016.
Part I due November 9th , 2016 @11:59pm.
Part II due November 16th , 2016 @11:59pm.
Part I: Proofs
Question 1 (5 points)
Prove by smallest counterexamp
Chapter 4
Parametric Families of Lifetime Distributions
In this chapter, we present four parametric families of lifetime distributions: Weibull
distribution, gamma distribution, change-point model, and mixture exponential distribution. They represent para
Homework 3
Kai-Zhan Lee, kl2792
Due October 24, 2016
Problem 1 (7.13)
Given that we already know the value of :
0.025 = x z = 1.2 + 2.58
0.2
20
= 1.2 0.1153 (milligrams)
Problem 2 (7.22)
a. 0.025 = x z / n = 330.2 2.093
b. 0.005 = x z S/ n = 330.2 2.861
Review Sheet: Relations, Induction and
Recurrence Relations
December 11, 2016
Fill in the blanks.
1
Functions
1. What is a function?
2. Domain and image of a function
3. Representation of functions with a digraph
4. Inverse function
1
6. One-to-one (injec
Homework 3
Kai-Zhan Lee, kl2792
Due October 24, 2016
Problem 1 (7.13)
Given that we already know the value of :
0.025 = x z = 1.2 + 2.58
0.2
20
= 1.2 0.1153 (milligrams)
Problem 2 (7.22)
a. 0.025 = x z / n = 330.2 2.093
b. 0.005 = x z S/ n = 330.2 2.861