## MATH281A1 Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning, Fall 2009

### Objectives

Introduce the student to mathematical reasoning and proof. Present techniques and methods which are necessary for higher level math courses, in particular the Analysis and Algebra offering. Enforce a better understanding of logic, sets, and functions. Proofs by induction; proofs by contradiction. The number system. Cardinality. Integers mod n. Inequalities. Euclidean algorithm.

### General Information

• Call Number 68109
• Instructor: Anton Betten, room 207, Weber building. Email lastname at math dot colostate dot edu
• Course website: http://www.math.colostate.edu/ betten/courses/MATH281/FA09/281_syllabus.html http://www.math.colostate.edu/~betten/courses/MATH281/FA09/281_syllabus.html
• Credits: 3
• Class: M  W  F     4 - 4:50 pm,     ENGRG E 104
• Prerequisites: MATH160
• Text: Steven R. Lay: Analysis - With an Introduction to Proof.
• Homework: Assigned bi-weekly, due Wednesdays, no late homework is accepted
• Office hours: Monday 1pm, Friday 1pm.

### Exams:

Midterm 1: Wed, 9/16
Midterm 2: Wed, 10/14
Final: during Final's week. The exact date can be found on the Registrar's website.
If you have a conflict, you need to discuss the matter with the teacher well in advance.

Your final grade will be determined from a score of 500. The midterms count 100 each, the homework counts 100, and the final is valued at 200 points.
 Homework 100 Midterm 100 Midterm 100 Final 200 Total 500

### Homework:

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