MATH 201  Section A     Spring 2014

    Introduction to Proofs

MWF 10:00-10:50AM      160 Carver

: PAUL SACKS                              OFFICE: 436 Carver

OFFICE HOURS: Mon, Fri 11--12, Tues, Thurs 2--3, Wed 1--2, or by appointment.


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


Three in-class exams   15% of grade each
Homework   25% of grade
Class participation 10% of grade
Final exam   20% of grade

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. Click here for homework assignments to hand in.

EXAMS: These will take place during the regular class period on February 12,. March 12 and  April 16 (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. The final exam time will be posted here as soon as it is available.

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 should only be used for class appropriate purposes.

OTHER RESOURCES: Course information and announcements can also be found via Blackboard Learn where you can also keep track of your grades. Click here for Mathematics department syllabus and class policies, including policies about make-up exams.

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.