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This is a student seminar. Participants will take turns presenting the material. Please do not take this responsibility lightly! Hopefully, these lecture assignments will be determined with a week's notice. Participants: please keep apace of the material so you will be ready to lecture. The anticipated load for this seminar is no less than that of an upper-level graduate course. Participants (only) can receive credit for this seminar (see the organizer about this). Auditors are welcome, but asked to respect the pace of the seminar.
There will be regular problem sets. Perhaps there may also be regular problem solving sessions, but regardless, participants are responsible for keeping abreast of the material and seeking help if needed. A list with the contact info of the participants will be available shortly into the term.
If you have questions, check with other participants. One of the goals of the seminar is to encourage participants to help each other learn mathematics. Dr. Forman has kindly offered us assistance, if there are still unresolved questions.