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 biweekly, due Wednesdays, no late homework is accepted

Office hours:
Monday 1pm, Friday 1pm.
Syllabus:
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.
Grading:
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:
Homework assignment #1
Homework assignment #2
Homework assignment #3
Homework assignment #4
Homework assignment #5
Homework assignment #6
Homework assignment #7
Homework assignment #8
Homework assignment #9
Homework assignment #10
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