MWF 11:00-11:50AM
98 Carver

INSTRUCTOR

__EMAIL__: psacks@iastate.edu
PHONE:
294-8143

__OFFICE HOURS__: Mon, Fri 1-2,
Wed, Thurs 10-11,
or by
appointment.

__CLASS WEB PAGE__:
www.public.iastate.edu/~psacks/classes/m201/math201.html

__TEXTBOOK__S: Book
of Proof, 2nd ed. by Richard Hammack; Basic Analysis,
by Jiri Lebl

COURSE PREREQUISITES: MATH 166

BRIEF
DESCRIPTION OF COURSE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: We will learn
how to read and write mathematical proofs
using logical reasoning.
We also learn various proof techniques including the mathematical induction
method, while learning selected basic facts
in set theory, elementary number theory, combinatorial mathematics and
calculus.
We will learn and apply the methods of thought that mathematicians use
to verify
theorems, explore mathematical truth and create new mathematical
theories.
This will prepare us for advanced mathematics courses, for we will be
better able to understand proofs, write our own proofs and think
critically
and inquisitively about mathematics.

__COURSE
CONTENT__: We will cover (i) most of Book of Proof except for Chapter 3,
and (ii) parts of Chapters 1-3 in Basic Analysis. Specific topics are

- Sets
- Mathematical statements and logical reasoning
- Proofs of conditional statements
- Other kinds of proofs
- Functions
- Cardinality
- Sequences and series of numbers
- Limits of functions and continuity

Three in-class exams | 15% of grade each | |

Homework | 25% of grade | |

Class participation | 10% of grade | |

Final exam | 20% of grade |

Final course grades will not be curved, so you are not in competition with your classmates, nor does their performance influence positively or negatively your performance.

HOMEWORK:
Assignments will be
made
for each class, which are not
all meant to be handed in. Nevertheless,
working these
problems in a careful and timely manner is the most important way
you
have to learn the material. Click
here
to get
an up-to-date list of homework assignments. Selected
problems from will be
collected for grading, usually on Friday of each week, including dead
week. Click
here for homework assignments to hand in and their due dates. Your
work on all assignments should be carefully presented in good
English. You are encouraged to discuss the
homework assignments with classmates -- things not clear to you may become
obvious when you try to explain
them to others or when you hear other points of view. However
the work you hand in should be entirely
your own
write-up.

__EXAMS__:
These will take place
during the regular class period on February 10, March 9 and
April 20 (all Wednesdays). Exam problems
will be similar to homework problems. I will clarify a week
or so ahead of time exactly what
topics will be covered on each exam. Policies concerning make-up exams
will follow the general Mathematics
department guidelines. The final exam time will be posted
here as soon as it is available.

CLASS ATTENDANCE: Although
attendance will not be taken, regular attendance and participation in
class activities are prerequisites for success, and the class
participation portion of your grade may be adversely affected by
repeated absences.Office hours are for those of you who need additional help beyond that
given in the class; they are not substitutes for class.

ELECTRONIC
DEVICES:
Cell phones and other communications devices should be turned off
during class time. In the event that a student needs to keep his/her
cell
phone on for an emergency, please notify the instructor before class.
During class time, laptop computers or tablets should only be used for
class
appropriate purposes.

If a student has a disability that qualifies under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and requires accommodations, he/she should contact the Disability Resources (DR) office for information on appropriate policies and procedures. DR is located on the main floor of the Student Services Building, Room 1076; their phone is 515-294-7220.