Welcome to MATH 3200!
Click this link to view the syllabus. Note that the daily schedule on the syllabus will not be updated; the updated schedule can be found below.
- Required: Introduction to Proof, Ron Taylor, published by the Journal of Inquiry-Based Learning in Mathematics (Note: The paperback version is different, so use this PDF.)
- Supplemental problem list, compiled by Dr. Royal: Royal problems
- Recommended (buy one if you can): Mathematical Proofs: A Transition to Advanced Mathematics, 4th Edition, by Chartrand, Polimeni, and Zhang, ISBN 978-0-134-84047-5 Note: An old edition is fine; chapter numbers may be different.
- Recommended: How to Think Like a Mathematician: A Companion to Undergraduate Mathematics, by Kevin Houston, ISBN 978-0-521-71978-0
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Tentative Assessment Schedule
Hand-in problems will be collected in class regularly.
Quiz 1 - Wednesday, August 21, Chapter 1 (Click on "Quiz 1" to view the Quiz 1 study guide.)
Quiz 2 - Wednesday, August 28, Chapter 2
Exam 1 - Wednesday, September 11, covers Taylor Chapters 1-2 and inequalities. Here is a link to an old exam from my MATH 3200 course in Summer 2019, and here are the solutions. Here are the solutions to the Fall 2019 exam.
Quiz 3 - Wednesday, September 18, Chapter 3
Quiz 4 - Monday, October 7, Chapter 4
Exam 2 - Monday, October 21, Taylor Chapters 3-4. Here is a link to an old exam from Summer 2019.
Quiz 5 - Monday, October 28, Chapter 5 Part 1
Quiz 6 - Wednesday, November 13, Chapter 5 Part 2
Final Exam - Monday, December 9, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. (in our normal classroom)
Tentative Course Schedule
Here is our tentative schedule. I will send out pre-class problem assignments via eLC announcements.
|Royal MATH 3200 Fall 2019 Daily Schedule|
|Wk||Mth||Date||Day||Pre-class reading: Taylor||Topic||FYI||Extra reading: Chartrand||Extra reading: Houston|
|Aug||14||W||Sick Day - Royal out|
|Aug||16||F||Course Intro; Statements|
|2||Aug||19||M||Ch 1 (All)||Course Intro; Statements||Ch 2||Ch 2-4, 15-19|
|Aug||21||W||Course Intro; Statements||Ch 1 Quiz|
|3||Aug||26||M||Ch 2 (All)||Implications, Quantifiers||Ch 3-5||Ch 5-12|
|Aug||28||W||Proof Methods||Ch 2 Quiz|
|4||Sep||2||M||Holiday: Labor Day|
|Sep||4||W||Ch 3 (All)||Proof Methods; Intro Induction||Ch 6-7||Ch 1, 20-22|
|Sep||11||W||Exam 1: Ch 1-2||Exam 1|
|Sep||18||W||Exam 1 Reflection||Ch 3 Quiz|
|7||Sep||23||M||Even More Induction|
|Sep||25||W||Even More Induction|
|Oct||2||W||4.1-4.3||Sets and Venn Diagrams, Set Operations||Ch 1, 4.4, 4.5||Ch 1, 5|
|Oct||4||F||Sets and Venn Diagrams, Set Operations|
|9||Oct||7||M||4.4-4.5||Set Operations, Set Product||Ch 4 Quiz||4.6|
|Oct||9||W||Set Operations, Set Product|
|Oct||11||F||Set Product, Power Sets|
|10||Oct||14||M||Set Product, Power Sets|
|Oct||16||W||5.1-5.2||Relations, Equivalence Relations||Ch 9||Ch 1|
|11||Oct||21||M||Exam 2: Ch 3-4||Exam 2|
|Oct||23||W||Relations, Equivalence Relations|
|Oct||25||F||Relations, Equivalence Relations|
|12||Oct||28||M||Relations, Equivalence Relations||Ch 5 Pt 1 Quiz|
|Oct||30||W||5.3||Order Relations, Functions||Ch 10||Ch 31|
|Nov||1||F||Holiday: Fall Break|
|13||Nov||4||M||Order Relations, Functions|
|Nov||6||W||Order Relations, Functions|
|Nov||8||F||Order Relations, Functions|
|Nov||13||W||Functions||Ch 5 Pt 2 Quiz|
|Nov||22||F||Exam 3: Ch 5||Exam 3|
|16||Nov||25||M||Course Review: Exam 1 Material|
|17||Dec||2||MON||Course Review: Exam 2 Material|
|Dec||4||WED||Course Review: All (Friday Class), last day of classes|
|Dec||5||THUR||Reading Day (no class)|
|Dec||17||TUES||Grades visible on Athena|
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