Foundations of Mathematics (3)
|Dr. Caldwell, office 429 Holt Humanities, phone 7336. Department office 7360. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Mathematics 251 or departmenatl approval.|
|Proof techniques, sets, propositional calculus,
functions, relations, properties of integers.
Teacher's note: This is our "introduction to proof" course and is a prerequisite to most of the upper division mathematics courses. The concept of "proof" is fundamental to the culture of mathematics.
Students who plan to graduate in four years should take this class in (or before) the fall semester of their sophomore year. This is especially important for Secondary Education majors.
|Proofs and Fundamentals--a First Course in Abstract Mathematics, Ethan D. Bloch, 2nd ed., Springer Verlag, 2011, ISBN: 978-1-4419-7126-5 (e-ISBN 978-1-4419-7127-2)|
| 55% tests (about five one-hour
20% homework (proofs assigned daily)
20% final (comprehensive)
5% participation (classroom board work and discussion)
|Attendance is mandatory and is enforced via the participation grade.|
|Homework will be collected the day it is due at at the beginning of the class period--have it ready. You may turn your homework in early. For each hour homework is late, it will lose 5% of its value.|
|To prepare students for success in upper division proof-based mathematics courses by familiarizing students with the basic notations, definitions, and proof styles of mathematics.|
|The student will:
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Informal Logic (1-5)
|One Hour Tests||4|