Foundations of Mathematics (3)
|Dr. Caldwell, office 429 Holt Humanities, phone 7336. Department office 7360. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Mathematics 140 or 185 or 251.|
|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.
| 40% tests (about 4 one-hour
40% homework (proofs assigned daily)
17% final (comprehensive)
3% participation (classroom board work and discussion)
|Attendance is mandatory and is enforced via the participation grade.|
|Homework will be collected every day at the beginning of the class period--have it ready. No late homework accepted.|
|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:
|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)|
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Informal Logic (1-5)
|One Hour Tests||4|