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(Latest Revision -- 2017/11/27)
[2017/11/27: Finalized date and coverage for Quiz #3]
[2017/11/08: Specified Coverage for Quiz #2]
[2017/10/26: Quiz #2 Date Set]
[2017/09/19: Quiz #1 Date Set]
[2017/08/14: Initial work]
WORK SCHEDULE FOR Math 2300 -- Fall 2017
WEEK #1: Wed Aug 23 - Fri Aug 25
- 🍂 First day of university classes is
Wednesday, August 23.
Class meets in room P-101 from 14:00 to 14:50.
- Reading Assignment:
- The
Course Description
- Section 1.1: Variables
- Section 1.2: The Language of Sets
- Section 1.3: The Language of Relations and Functions
- Scan through the rest of this document (the course schedule).
- Homework Assignments: Be familiar with the information
about homework
in the Course Description. The homework assignments
themselves are located on this assignment
page, which includes problem numbers, assignment dates, and due dates.
Check the assignment page often - at least once or twice each week.
Get started doing homework problems NOW, work on them continuously
until the end of the semester, and give them to me at the appropriate
times, prepared according to the directions. This will be your
responsibility, regardless of how many reminders I happen to give you.
- Lecture Topics:
- Chapter One - Speaking Mathematically
WEEK #2: Mon Aug 28 - Fri Sep 01
- Reading Assignment:
- Section 2.1: Logical Form and Logical Equivalence
- Section 2.2: Conditional Statements
- Lecture Topics:
WEEK #3: Tues Sep 5 - Fri Sep 8
- No Classes Monday, Sep 4 --> Labor Day Holiday
- Reading Assignment:
- Section 2.3: Valid and Invalid Arguments
- Section 3.1: Predicates and Quantified Statements I
- Lecture Topics:
WEEK #4: Mon Sep 11 - Fri Sep 15
- Reading Assignment:
- Section 3.2: Predicates and Quantified Statements II
- Lecture Topics:
WEEK #5: Mon Sep 18 - Fri Sep 22
- Reading Assignment:
- Section 3.3: Statements with Multiple Quantifiers
- Section 3.4: Arguments with Quantified Statements
- Lecture Topics:
秋
Friday, Sept 22: Equinox - autumn begins in
the Northern Hemisphere.
WEEK #6: Mon Sep 25 - Fri Sep 29
🍂 Quiz #1: Tentative Date: Monday, September 25, on sections (TBA)
🍂Quiz #1: Wednesday, September 27, on sections 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3
- Reading Assignment:
- Section 4.1: Direct Proof and Counterexample I: Introduction
- Section 4.2: Direct Proof and Counterexample II: Rational Numbers
- Section 4.3: Direct Proof and Counterexample III: Divisibility
- Lecture Topics:
WEEK #7: Mon Oct 2 - Fri Oct 6
- Reading Assignment:
- Section 4.4: Direct Proof and Counterexample IV: Division into
Cases and the Quotient-Remainder Theorem
- Lecture Topics:
WEEK #8: Mon Oct 9, Tues Oct 10, Thu Oct 12, Fri Oct 13
- No Classes Wednesday, Oct 11 --> non-Instructional Day
- Reading Assignment:
- Section 4.6: Indirect Argument: Contradiction and Contraposition
- Section 5.1: Sequences
- Lecture Topics:
WEEK #9: Mon Oct 16 - Fri Oct 20
- Reading Assignment:
- Section 5.2: Mathematical Induction I
- Lecture Topics:
WEEK #10: Mon Oct 23 - Fri Oct 27
- Reading Assignment:
- Section 5.3: Mathematical Induction II
- Section 5.4: Strong Mathematical Induction and the Well-Ordering Principle
- Lecture Topics:
WEEK #11: Mon Oct 30 - Fri Nov 03
- Reading Assignment:
- Section 5.6: Defining Sequences Recursively
- Section 5.7: Solving Recurrence Relations by Iteration
- Lecture Topics:
WEEK #12: Mon Nov 6 - Thurs Nov 9
🍂
Quiz #2: Tentative Date: Monday, November 6, on sections (TBA)
- No Classes Friday, Nov 10 --> Veteran's Day Observed
- Reading Assignment:
- Section 5.8: Second-Order Linear Homogeneous Recurrence Relations
with Constant Coefficients
- Section 5.9: General Recursive Definitions and Structural Induction
- Lecture Topics:
WEEK #13: Mon Nov 13 - Fri Nov 17
🍂
Quiz #2: Monday, November 13, on sections (3.1-3.4; 4.1-4.4; 4.6; 5.1-5.2)
- Reading Assignment:
- Section 6.1: Set Theory: Definitions and the Element Method of Proof
- Section 6.2: Properties of Sets
- Lecture Topics:
WEEK #14: Mon Nov 20 - Wed Nov 22
- No Classes Thursday, Nov 23 --> Thanksgiving Holiday
- No Classes Friday, Nov 24 --> Admission Day Observed
- Reading Assignment:
- Section 6.3: Disproofs, Algebraic Proofs, and Boolean Algebras
- Section 8.1: Relations on Sets
- Lecture Topics:
WEEK #15: Mon Nov 27 - Fri Dec 01
- Reading Assignment:
- Section 8.2: Reflexivity, Symmetry, and Transitivity
- Section 8.3: Equivalence Relations
- Lecture Topics:
WEEK #16: Mon Dec 4 - Fri Dec 8
🍂
Quiz #3: Friday, December 8, on
- section 5.3: Mathematical Induction II
- section 5.4: Strong Mathematical Induction
- section 5.6: Defining Sequences Recursively
- section 5.7: Solving Recurrence Relations by Iteration
- section 5.8: Second-Order Linear Homogeneous Recurrence Relations with Constant Coefficients
- section 5.9: General Recursive Definitions and Structural Induction
- section 6.1: Set Theory: Definitions and the Element Method of Proof
- Reading Assignment:
- Section 9.4: The Pigeonhole Principle
- Lecture Topics:
WEEK #17: Mon Dec 11
🍂 Monday December 11 is the last day of class.
- Reading Assignment:
- Lecture Topics:
🍂
FINAL EXAM FOR THE MWR 14:00-14:50 Math 2300, Section 001
CLASS:
The
Math 2300
comprehensive final exam is scheduled for
Wednesday, December 13, 2017,
from
14:00 to 16:00 (2:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m.).
The exam is currently scheduled to be in the regular
classroom: P-101.
Bring a Scantron 882-E form a #2 pencil, and an eraser with you.
The 882-E forms are sold in the bookstore.