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ContentsThe planned syllabus is the following
This is the presentation of the course delivered the first day. The schedule of the lectures is Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. The classroom is 320 in the Math Department "módulo 17" (formerly CXV). There is a web page for general reference about master courses in the Math Department. This is the Moodle server at Math Department. 

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NotesThere will be posted here short excerpts of the theory with some basic examples and some auxiliary material. Check also the links.
Recall that Sage is free software system that runs under Linux. If you prefer not to install anything in your computer you can ask me for a live DVD (it is slow but works) or try Sage online through the official website.


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Exercises and homework assignments
There are also challenges delivered in the lectures. Their statements may change for one student to another. The following table is a sample. Please do not use them in substituion of the challenges assigned to you.


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GradingYou can consult your grades in the Moodle server at Math Department using your email address and the password of your computer account.1) Home assignments: 40%.
2) Final exam or challenges:
40%.
3) Quizzes, inclass exercises,
participation: 20%
You have to get at least 50% to pass the course. Examples: Suppose that there are 5 assignments sheets and 8 challenges along the course. A student solving 4/5 of the exercises and one half of the challenges gets 40*4/5+40*1/2=52 plus the grade coming from 3). Another student solving one half of the exercises and zero challenges accumulates 40*1/2+0=20 and (even with a high participation in class) should pass a final exam. In other words, the final examination is not mandatory. It is reserved for students who did not get enough points from other sources. 

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