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Com Chair, Mathematical Sciences (Chair)\\
Mem Ber, Mathematical Sciences\\
Mem Ber, Mathematical Sciences\\
Mem Ber, Mathematical Sciences\\
Out Side, Other Department
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\lhead{Syllabus Comprehensive Examination for\\
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\centerline{\bf PhD Comprehensive Examination Syllabus}
\centerline{\bf Department of Mathematical Sciences}
{\bf Student name:} \name
{\bf Comprehensive Examination Committee:} \committee
{\bf Proposed Dissertation Topic:}
Put here a brief description of \name's proposed dissertation
topic, and how it relates to the Comprehensive Examination.
Topics related to proposed area of research should be included
on the exam, and the reading list should include references related
to those topics. While it is will not be necessary to describe the
dissertation research with great precision, some indication of what
is currently being planned is desirable.
{\bf Format of the Examination:}
The format of the examination will be a take-home exam the
student can complete over a one week period. The student may
consult any sources other than people, provided .
The student will be encouraged to submit his or her answers
in electronic format.
{\bf Examination Dates:}
March~21--March~28, 2006
{\bf Examination Topics:}
The following topics will be covered by this exam:\\
Topics Directly Related to Dissertation Research:
Topics Not Directly Related to Dissertation Research:
Other Topics Covered on teh Examination:
{\bf Examination Reading List:}
Following is a reading list that includes books, book chapters and
journal articles the student will study as preparation for the
examination.
{\bf Reading List}
{\sc Books}\vspace{-10pt}
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\item
A.U.~Thor, The Book Explaining All Things, Prin Ting Press, Atlantis, 2000.
\item
A. Uthor and C.O. Author, The Meaning of Everything, U-Know Publishing Co, Atlantis, 2001.
\hspace{-24pt}{\sc Book Chapters}
\item
C.O. Author, The Book with Some Useful Chapters, In Print Press, Atlantis, 1999.
Chapters 2, 4 and 7.
\item
C.O. Author, Succeeding in Calculus without Studying, By Dummies Press, Atlantis, 2003.
Chapters 1 and 3.
\hspace{-24pt}{\sc Journal Articles}
\item
A.U.~Thor,
Remarks on Almost Everything, Journal of
Mathematical Enlightment, Vol.~3, No.~1, 2002, pp.~12--35.
\item
A. Uthor,
Calculus without Derivatives and Integrals, Journal of
Mathematical Enjoyment, Vol.~3, No.~3, 2002, pp.~12--35.
\item
A. Uthor and C.O. Author,
A new decimal expansion for $\pi$,
Mathematical Curiosities and Oddities, Vol.~3, No.~3, 2002, pp.~12--35.
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