250B (Spring 2010) Class Notes

Note: Start 02.01.10, I am going to start trying to post ' lateral thinking ' problems on the overhead so to stimulate thought before class starts. Problems will be scanned and posted below when applicable. Unless noted, many problems come from the book 'Mind Benders: Adventures in Lateral Thinking' written by David J. Bodycombe. In some sense, these types of puzzles encourage the (cliched, but useful idiom) 'out of the box' thinking that is very helpful in mathematics/science/engineering (and many other places too!).


Class notes are scanned and saved as pdf (that is what the links below lead you to)