Course Description: Introduction to logic and methods of proof, set operations, equivalence relations, functions, mathematical induction, and cardinality. Other topics related to the study of the structure of mathematical proof may be included.
Prerequisites: MATH 1634 with a C or better
Textbook: Mathematical Proofs a Transition to Advances Mathematics by G. Chartrand, A. Polimeni, and P. Zhang
Grading: The student’s final grade will be calculated as follows:
4 exams 16% each
final exam 20%
The following percentages will be used to calculate the student’s grade:
F less than 60%
Attendance will be taken at every class. Any student who is late to class or who leaves early may be counted absent. Any student who misses more than 9 classes may be dropped from the course.
Homework will not be collected on a regular basis. However, quiz and exam problems are based on homework problems, so you are strongly encouraged to complete every homework assignment. I will answer questions concerning homework at the beginning of each class. I reserve the right to collect homework at any time and for any reason.
Unless told otherwise, you are allowed (and even encouraged) to work with your classmates on homework exercises. Please note that you are not allowed to consult other textbooks or the internet for any of your homework exercises.
There may be instances where a student is asked to solve a homework or test problem on his/her own without the help of others. In this case, the student is not allowed to talk to any other person about the problem, nor is the student allowed to consult any other resource besides the course text and class notes.