Math 283 Spring 2015
Description: Intro Concepts of Mathematics.
Class schedule: MWF 8:30-9:20AM in Armstrong 415
Office hours: Mondays 5-6PM, Fridays 11:30-12:30PM, and by appointment, in Armstrong Hall 305B
Info sheet containing more or less the stuff on this webpage.
Textbooks and resources
Useful free resources:
- 30% Final exam on Thursday May 7 2014, 8-10AM in Armstrong Hall room 415
- 40% Two midterm exams (2x20%)
- 20% Quizzes
- 10% Homework assignments
- Letter grades will be assigned according to the scheme
- A 90-100% | B 80-90% | C 70-80% | D 60-70% | F 0-60%
- There will be six 10-minute quizzes (one every two weeks); best five will count towards your grade.
- Quizzes will test the material covered during the previous two weeks.
- No make-up quizzes will be given.
- Homework will be assigned once every two weeks, and due two weeks later (please see the course schedule below for exact dates).
- Your best five homework papers will count towards the final grade.
- Late turn-ins will not be accepted.
- There will be two 50-minutes in-class midterm exams, on February 16 and March 18.
- Midterm exams will test material covered after the previous midterm (they are not cumulative).
- Calculators will not be allowed.
- Thursday May 7 2015, 8-10AM in Armstrong 415.
- Final is cumulative.
Course Schedule (updated as we go along)
|Jan 12||Introduction||Evaluation Test|
|Jan 14||Logical connectives||1.1|
|Jan 16||Truth tables||1.2|
|Jan 21||Truth tables||1.2|
|Jan 23||Variables and sets||1.3|
|Jan 26||Operations on sets||1.4||Quiz1|
|Jan 28||Conditional connectives||1.5|
|Jan 30||Review of propositional logic||1.1-1.5|
|Feb 2||Quantifiers||2.1||HW1 due|
|Feb 6||More set operations||2.3|
|Feb 16||Midterm 1|| HW2 due|
Midterm 1 solutions
|Feb 25||Problem session|
|Mar 2||Functions||5.1||HW3 due|
|Mar 9||Functions||5.2||Quiz 4|
|Mar 16||Problem session||HW4 due|
|Mar 18||Midterm 2||Midterm 2 solutions|
|Mar 20||Problem session|
|Apr 6||Induction||6.3|| Quiz 5 solutions |
|Apr 8||Strong induction||6.4|
|Apr 13||Binomial expansions|
|Apr 15||Problem session|
|Apr 20||Equivalence relations||4.6|| Quiz6|
|Apr 22||Infinite sets||7.1|
|Apr 24||Countable/Uncountable sets||7.2|
|Apr 27||Cantor-Schroeder-Bernstein Theorem||7.3|
|Apr 29||Cantor-Schroeder-Bernstein Theorem||7.3|
|May 1||Definition of limit|
|May 7||Final exam 8-10AM in Armstrong Hall 415||Final exam solutions|
Where does your score stand?
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