The Course: This course is the 1st of a 2-semester sequence investigating the theoretical foundations of Calculus. The text is An Introduction to Analysis 2nd ed by Bilodeau, Thie and Keough. Your primary objective will be to learn correct use of mathematical terminology and notation. You will also be learning deductive methods of proof from the point of view of a mathematician. A student who completes this course may take Introductory Analysis II. A student who takes this course and makes a poor grade must wait until Fall 2015 to repeat it.
Prerequisite: MATH 1734-Calculus II and MATH 2133-Introduction to Modern Mathematics
Grading: This is material that you learn by doing. There will be work outside of class but the primary component of your grade will be based on your ability to write correct mathematical proofs both on a chalkboard and on paper. There will be three components to your grade in the course.
Boardwork (combined with homework and/or quizzes as described below) 50%-60%
Two or Three midterm exams 20%-30%
Final exam 20%
Attendance: By enrolling in this class you have made 30 Doctor’s appointments with Dr. Farris. Please come to class. If you should need to miss a class, arrive late, or leave early, then you should inform me in writing of your need to do so. You may either hand me a note in class or send me an e-mail, an oral statement is not sufficient. Students absent more than 4 times may be dropped, but you will not be dropped for excessive absences as long as you maintain a passing average.