Math 444 Elementary Real Analysis (Sections E13-14 and F13-14)

Spring 2023

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.


For lecture notes, HW solutions, test scores etc. you should sign at Canvas


  • Section E13-14: 241 Altgeld Hall, MWF 1:00-1:50 pm.

  • Section F13-14: 241 Altgeld Hall, MWF 2:00-2:50 pm.

  • Office hours: Wed 4-5 pm, Th 3-4 pm, or by appointment

    Course materials: Canvas

    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

    Midterm exams calendar(during class time): Midterm 1: February 24 Midterm 2: March 29 Midterm 3: April 28.

    Final exam:

  • Sections E13-14: Tuesday May 9, 8-11 am.
  • Sections F13-14: Monday May 8, 7-10 pm.

  • Last modified: January 14, 2023