Math 444 (Sections B13 and B14): Elementary Real Analysis

Fall 2021

Instructor: Florin Boca

Office: 371 Altgeld Hall

E-mail: fboca at illinois dot edu

Textbook: R.G. Bartle and D.R. Sherbert, Introduction to Real Analysis, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (4th edition)

Prerequisites: Math 241; MATH 347 or MATH 348, or equivalent.

Course description: Careful treatment of the theoretical aspects of the calculus of functions of a real variable intended for those who do not plan to take graduate courses in Mathematics. Topics include the real number system, limits, continuity, derivatives, and the Riemann integral. 3 or 4 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Credit is not given for both MATH 444 and either Math 424 or MATH 447. 4 hours of credit requires approval of the instructor and department with completion of additional work of substance.


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Lectures: 119 David Kinley Hall, MWF 11:00-11:50 am.

Office hours: Monday 4-5 pm (371 Altgeld, in person), Tuesday 4-5 pm (online), or by appointment.

Course materials: Compass

Academic integrity: Student code

Grading policy: Comprehensive final exam: 35%; Best two midterm scores (out of three tests): 40%; Homework: 25%.

Homework and quiz policy: There will be 14 HW assignments. Assignments ⋕ 2,4,6,8,10,12,14 will be collected. Assignments ⋕ 1,3,5,7,9,11,13 will not be collected. Instead, a 15 min quiz with two problems from that assignment will be given in class.

Only the best 10 (out of 14) scores will count. As a result HW extensions or make-up quizzes will not be normally allowed.

Grader: Vivek Kaushik (vskaush2 at illiniois dot edu)

Midterm exams calendar(during class time): Midterm 1: Sep 29 Midterm 2: Oct 27 Midterm 3: Dec 1.

Final exam: 1:30-4:30 pm, Friday Dec 10.

Last modified: August 16, 2021