Math 347 C2M, Spring 2023. Course information.
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MWF 12-12:50, 147 Altgeld Hall
T 9-10:50, 159 Altgeld Hall
Introduction to Abstract Mathematics (Donaldson and Pantano)
Please make sure that you have the version of January 21, 2020.
Please get a hard copy at the Illini Union Bookstore. It costs about $10 and it's very helpful to be able to make notes in the book!
We will cover all of the topics in this book and will cover other topics during the last month of class.
This is an introduction to mathematical language, rigorous mathematical thinking, fundamental mathematical structures, and methods of proof.
Topics include logic, set theory, induction, equivalence relations, functions, number theory, cardinality, and convergence.
The final grade will be computed based on these percentages:
- Three midterm exams: Highest two: 15% each. Lowest: 10%
- Final Exam: 30% (date will be determined by the University).
- Homework: 20%
- Quizzes, in-class work, participation, attendance: 10%
We will not "curve" the final averages down. For example, if your final average is 80% then your final grade is guaranteed to be some sort of "B".
It is possible that averages may be "curved" up. Information about grade distribution will be provided during the semester, and the precise function which assigns a letter grade to each percentage will be determined at the end of the course.
- It is expected that students will attend each class period.
- If you feel ill, then you should not attend class.
- In you miss class for illness (or due to another reasonable circumstance) you can email me (or Mina) and the absence will be excused.
- In case that you do have to miss a class, I recommend that you develop a network of peers in the class who can share their class notes with you.
Violations of academic integrity will be taken seriously, and will be handled under the procedures of the student code.
- You are encouraged to discuss course material (including homework problems and proof portfolio problems) with other students in the course.
- The writeup of the solutions which you submit must be done on your own.
- In no case should solutions be copied from other sources (e.g. from internet sites or from other students).
- All work on exams must be done independently with no aid from any other source.
If there are questions about these policies, please don't hesitate to bring them up.
Resources for students with disabilities:
To obtain disability-related academic adjustments or auxiliary aids, students with disabilities should contact the course instructor and Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES).
To contact DRES, you may visit 1207 S. Oak St., Champaign, call 333-4603, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the DRES website.
Support resources and supporting fellow students in distress
As members of the Illinois community, we each have a responsibility to express care and concern for one another. If you come across a classmate whose behavior concerns you, whether in regards to their well-being or yours, we encourage you to refer this behavior to the Student Assistance Center (333-0050) or online at odos.illinois.edu/community-of-care/referral/. Based upon your report, staff in the Student Assistance Center reaches out to students to make sure they have the support they need to be healthy and safe.
Further, we understand the impact that struggles with mental health can have on your experience at Illinois; significant stress, strained relationships, anxiety, excessive worry, alcohol/drug problems, a loss of motivation, or problems with eating and/or sleeping can all interfere with optimal academic performance. We encourage all students to reach out to talk with someone, and want to make sure you are aware that you can access mental health support at the Counseling Center ( counselingcenter.illinois.edu) or McKinley Health Center (mckinley.illinois.edu).