Math 347 (Section X3H): Fundamental Mathematics

Fall 2007


Instructor: Florin Boca

Office: 359 Altgeld Hall

Phone: 244-9928

E-mail: fboca at math dot uiuc dot edu


Textbook: M. Liebeck, A Concise Introduction to Pure Mathematics, Chapman & Hall/CRC Mathematics (2nd edition)

Prerequisites: Math 241.

Syllabus


Lectures: MWF 12:00-12:50, Room 2, Illini Hall

Office hours:Tuesday and Thursday 8-9 pm, or by appointment.


Grading policy: Comprehensive final exam: 35%; Best two midterm scores (out of three tests): 35%; Homework and quizzes: 20%; Individual Project: 10%

Homework and quiz policy: There will be 14 HW assignments. Assignments # 1,3,5,...,13 will be collected and (randomly) selected problems will be graded. Assignments # 2,4,...,14 will not be collected. Instead, a 15 minutes quiz with two problems from that assignment will be given.

Only the best 10 (out of 14) scores will count towards the final score in the class. As a result HW extension or make-up quizzes will not be allowed.


Homework assignments:

HW # 1 (due Friday Aug 31): Chapter 1 (pp.9-11): 1-10; extra credit: 11.

HW # 2 (quiz on Friday Sep 7): Chapter 2 (pp.18-19): 1-6; Chapter 4 (p.30): 1-7; Chapter 10 (p.88): 1,2.

HW # 3 (due Friday Sep 14): Chapter 10 (pp.88-89): 3-7; Chapter 8 (p.67-69): 1,2,4,5,9,10,12.

HW # 4 (quiz on Friday Sep 21): distributed in class.

HW # 5 (due WEDNESDAY Sep 26).

HW # 6 (quiz on MONDAY Oct 8): distributed in class.

HW # 7 (now due Monday Oct 15): Chapter 17 (pp.145-147): 1-11.

HW # 8 (quiz on FRIDAY Oct 19): distributed in class.

HW # 9 (due Friday Oct 26): Chapter 11 (pp.97-98): 1-8; Chapter 12 (pp.104-105): 2,4,7,8.

HW # 10 (quiz on MONDAY Nov 5): Chapter 14 (pp.118-119): 1-10.

HW # 11 (now due WEDNESADY Nov 14): Chapter 19 (pp.160-161): 1-7; Chapter 20 (pp.169-170): 1,2,3,6,7.

HW # 12 (quiz on MONDAY Nov 26): Chapter 20 (p.170): 4,5.; Chapter 21 (pp.185-186): 1,2,3,4,5,7,8.

HW # 13 (now due on WEDNESDAY Dec 5): sent by email.

HW # 14 (quiz on FRIDAY Dec 7): Chapter 22 (p.195): 1-5.


Midterm exams calendar: Midterm 1: Friday Sep.28, Midterm 2: Monday Oct 29, Midterm 3: Wednesday, Nov 28.

Final exam: 7-10 pm, Monday, Dec 10, Room 2, Illini Hall


Last modified: November 30, 2007