Math 310, Spring, 2020
Dept. of Mathematics, Washington Univ.
Syllabus for Math 310
Foundations for Higher Mathematics
Instructor: Steven G. Krantz
e-mail address: email@example.com
Office: 103, Cupples I
Office Hour: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10:30am to 11:30am.
Phone: (314) 935-6712
Dept. Office: 100, Cupples I
Dept. Phone: (314) 935-6760
Course Home Page: http://www.math.wustl.edu/~sk/math310.html
Course Description: The purpose of this course is
to serve as a transition between calculation-oriented courses
like calculus and differential equations and more theoretical
courses like analysis and abstract algebra. Math 310 covers
logic, set theory, proofs, number systems, axiomatics, and
other aspects of mathematical rigor. Group theory,
non-Euclidean geometry, and basic real analysis
are offered as illustrations of the ideas in the course..
Textbook: S. G. Krantz, The Elements of Advanced Mathematics,
4th edition, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2017.
Elements of the Course:
Homework: 20% of grade
Midterm Exam: (3 of these) each 15% of grade
Final Exam: 35% of grade
The homework is an essential part of this course. Each new idea
builds on previous ideas, so it is essential to master and internalize each
one when you encounter it. Be sure to do the homework in a regular and timely
fashion. Homework should be written out on 8.5" x 11" paper and submitted
on time. It will be graded..
Be familiar with this Web page. This is where homework assignments will be posted, homework
solutions posted, exam solutions posted, due dates will be posted,
and also where exams and other course events and information
will be announced.
We will decide when our midterm exams will be. They will be in class. If there are particular days when you do not want an exam (for a religious holiday or other reason), please let me know.
FIRST HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT due Monday, January 27 in class.
SECOND HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT due Monday, Friday, February 7 in class.
1, 3, 12, 13, 17, 20, 24, 28, 34, 35, 37, 42, 44