MATHEMATICAL INVESTIGATIONS II

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THEORY OF ANAYLSIS – FALL 2012
Taught By: Dr. Steve Condie
Office: A157 (Math Area)
Phone: 907-5967
email: [email protected]
Website: http://staff.imsa.edu/~scondie
Text: “A Friendly Introduction to Analysis”, by Witold A.J. Kosmala
Office Hours:
My free periods are:
AC Days: Mods 4,5,9,10,14 and 15
BD Days: Mods 3-6, 8-10, and 13-15
If you want to be certain that I am at my desk ready to help you, make an appointment.
Please feel free to stop by anytime without an appointment, but do not be surprised if I am
busy with another student or out of the office.
Notebooks:
You should keep a notebook as in MI. Keeping worksheets, problem sets, homework,
quizzes, exams, and other handouts in your notebook is a good idea.
Classroom work:
Each student is responsible to contribute his or her fair share to the classroom learning
experience. If a student comes to class unprepared they jeopardize the integrity of the
learning environment. That is, they do not merely cheat themselves; they cheat the entire
class. I expect each student to have done all the reading assigned before class, and to have
made an honest attempt at each of the assigned problems. Students will be asked to engage
in the dialogue of problem solving and help their classmates understand the content of the
course. Students will also be asked to present solutions to homework problems and prepare
and present topics from the theory being developed.
Quizzes:
Announced or unannounced, usually short, frequent and yours to keep in your notebook.
The quizzes should act as an incentive for students to keep up with the course material.
Exams:
There will be exams approximately once every month. Exams will be announced
approximately a week in advance.
Homework:
Homework assignments will be given daily. Students will be asked to present solutions to
these problems to the class. You are encouraged to work together on these assignments
and/or get other outside help. I will collect all homework assignments, grading one or more
problems at random.
Group Presentations:
Much of the theory will be developed by the class in a seminar format. As we work through
the text and outside materials, students will give group presentations on the theory. There
will often be a short time to prepare these presentations, so it is incumbent upon students to
keep up with the material in this class and their other classes.
Assessment/Evaluation:
Semester Grades:
Homework
Problem Presentation
Group Presentations
Exams & Quizzes
Semester Exam
- 15%
- 15%
- 15%
- 35%
- 20%
Note: Real Analysis is a theoretical mathematics course and hence at a much higher level of
abstraction than the BC Calculus sequence or MVC. Many of the problems will involve
proving results, which is the essence of theoretical mathematics. The ideas and concepts
covered are difficult to visualize and intuition is often wrong. It is imperative that students
read the text carefully and attempt all problems assigned. Most importantly, THINK. Oh
and even more important, THINK HARD AND DEEP.
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