MATH:231:S1 Foundations of Analysis Spring, 2014
Syllabus
Instructor: Kenneth Brakke
Office: 308 Fisher
Office phone: 4466
Email: brakke@susqu.edu
I will use email to communicate with the class outside of meeting
times, e.g. for homework corrections, hints, etc. So check your
email regularly. When emailing me, be sure to use a good subject
line. Blank subjects, and generic subjects like "question" and
"help" are liable to get eaten by our spam filter. Use a subject
like "Foundations homework question".
Office hours: 3:00-4:00 MWF and 1:00-3:00 TTh, officially.
You may drop in anytime I am in my office, which is usually
8:30-5:00 everyday, except for lunch and my other classes
8:45-9:50 MWF and 10:00-11:05 MWF.
You may also make an appointment.
Text: Foundations of Analysis, by Belding and Mitchell, 2nd ed, Dover
ISBN 13-978-0-486-46296-7
Purpose: This course covers all the good math major stuff that is left
out of beginning calculus courses these days. The focus is on
calculus of one variable. Topics include the real numbers,
sequences, limits, delta-epsilon proofs, continuity, derivatives,
and integrals.
Grading: Midterm exam 30%
Final exam 45%
Daily homework 25%
Your final letter grade will be based on your course average,
with the A-B-C-D cutoffs around the traditional 90-80-70-60
marks, but I may adjust that as I see fit.
Homework: There will be daily homework assignments, to be
handed in at the start of class. Each assignment
will be graded.
Final exam: there will be a comprehensive final exam held in the official
final exam period for this course, 3:00-5:00 Saturday, May 3.
Tell your family not to plan family vacations, weddings, rides
home etc. until after finals.
General:
Roll will not be taken, but frequent absences will be noticed.
You are still subject to the attendence policy in the Student
Handbook.
Policy on cheating: Don't. Studying together to understand the
material is fine, but the work you hand in is to be your own.
See the Student Handbook statement on academic honesty.