|Contact:||kkirkpat(at)illinois.edu (please put "564" in the subject) or through Canvas|
|Websites:||https://math.uiuc.edu/~kkirkpat/564fall2021.html (limited) and Canvas (more complete).|
|Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:00am-12:20pm on zoom, flipped-style, for discussion of questions and homework problems, for which we will use breakout rooms and Miro. Attendance at discussions is encouraged but not required and not graded, and there is a 10-15 minute break near the middle of each class meeting (additional breaks are allowed too). Lectures are pre-recorded, captioned, and available in advance. Lecture notes will be supplied throughout the semester. Attendance at classmates' presentations at the end of the semester may be required to some extent.|
|Tuesdays and Thursdays at ___ on zoom, or by appointment. I would be happy to answer your questions anytime as long as I'm not otherwise engaged, and before and after class are also good times to catch me.|
|Textbook:||The main text will be "Markov Chains" by J. R. Norris, available here and also here.|
Homework: 40% of the course grade |
Midterm: 30%, scheduled for October 21. Please let me know as soon as possible if you might need any accommodation.
Final Project: 30%, a paper or talk or webpage (your choice, though we'll have limited time for talks) on a topic of your choice related to the course. If you choose a webpage, it could have an interactive simulation. Our assigned final exam time is 8:00am-11:00am, Wednesday, Dec. 15, and we will use (perhaps a subset) of the final exam time for student talks.
I am committed to affirming the identities, realities and voices
of all students, especially students from historically
marginalized or under-represented backgrounds. I value the use of
self-specified gender pronouns and respect for all persons. Please
contact me to receive disability accommodations. You should also
know that I'm a mandatory reporter.