While I expect you will rarely need it, here is a page of formulas that you may bring with you to the tests. If you think additional formulas or facts should be on this sheet, please suggest them to me. The page is actually double sided, and sparse, and you may add on it, in your hand, whatever you wish.
The other form of participation refers to your telling me, possibly in or out
of class, or by
email, about errors of any kind you find in the materials I post or
presented in class. The first to report a mistake, an error, a typo, any
kind, earns points in a "bonus" file I maintain.
The number of points depends on the mistake: it is one point for a typo, or grammatical blooper, and can get to 4 or 5 for a bad, wrong claim I make. You want your name to get in that bonus file often... [If you find it strange that I ask you to tell me I was wrong in something --- get used to it; I am that kind of a guy.]
(Un)fortunately, I can promise that mistakes are there for you to discover. And I do not feel ashamed of it: one of the greats of CS dealing with algorithms, Donald E. Knuth, said in one of his lectures describing his work on the series The Art of Computer Programming books, that he "strove mightily to produce a clean text", clear of any errors. And yet, he tells, readers reported many thousands of mistakes... Many thousands! --- and I am no Knuth.