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[2015/11/15: Quiz #2 Info Update in Week #13]
[2015/11/01: Quiz #2 Info Update in Week #13]
[2015/09/26: Quiz #1 Info Update]
[2015/07/23: Initial work]
WORK SCHEDULE FOR Math 2300  Fall 2015
WEEK #1: Aug 24  Aug 28
 ♥ First day of class is Monday, August 24.
Class meets in P101.
 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: Aug 31  Sept 04
 Reading Assignment:
 Section 2.1: Logical Form and Logical Equivalence
 Section 2.2: Conditional Statements
WEEK #3: Sep 08  Sep 11
 ♥ No class on Monday, September 7  Labor Day
 Reading Assignment:
 Section 2.3: Valid and Invalid Arguments
 Section 3.1: Predicates and Quantified Statements I
 Lecture Topics:
WEEK #4: Sep 14  Sep 18
 Reading Assignment:
 Section 3.2: Predicates and Quantified Statements II
 Lecture Topics:
WEEK #5: Sep 21  Sep 25
 Reading Assignment:
 Section 3.3: Statements with Multiple Quantifiers
 Section 3.4: Arguments with Quantified Statements
 Lecture Topics:
WEEK #6: Sep 28  Oct 02
 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:
 Sections 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3
WEEK #7: Oct 05  Oct 09

Quiz #1: Monday, October 5, on sections 1.11.3, 2.12.3, and 3.13.4
 Reading Assignment:
 Section 4.4: Direct Proof and Counterexample IV: Division into
Cases and the QuotientRemainder Theorem
 Lecture Topics:
WEEK #8: Oct 12, Oct 14  Oct 16
 ♥ No class on Tuesday, October 13  Noninstructional Day
 Reading Assignment:
 Section 4.6: Indirect Argument: Contradiction and Contraposition
 Section 5.1: Sequences
 Lecture Topics:
WEEK #9: Oct 19  Oct 23
 Reading Assignment:
 Section 5.2: Mathematical Induction I
 Lecture Topics:
WEEK #10: Oct 26  Oct 30
 Reading Assignment:
 Section 5.3: Mathematical Induction II
 Section 5.4: Strong Mathematical Induction and the WellOrdering Principle
 Lecture Topics:
WEEK #11: Nov 02  Nov 06
 Reading Assignment:
 Section 5.6: Defining Sequences Recursively
 Section 5.7: Solving Recurrence Relations by Iteration
 Lecture Topics:
WEEK #12: Nov 09  Nov 10, Nov 12  Nov 13
 ♥ No class on Wednesday, November 11  Veteran's Day
 Reading Assignment:
 Section 5.8: SecondOrder Linear Homogeneous Recurrence Relations
with Constant Coefficients
 Section 5.9: General Recursive Definitions and Structural Induction
 Lecture Topics:
WEEK #13: Nov 16  Nov 20
 Reading Assignment:
 Section 6.1: Set Theory: Definitions and the Element Method of Proof
 Section 6.2: Properties of Sets
 Lecture Topics:

Quiz #2: Monday, November 16, on sections 4.14.4, 4.6, and 5.15.4
WEEK #14: Nov 23  Nov 25
 ♥ No class on ThursdayFriday, November 2627  Thanksgiving
 Reading Assignment:
 Section 6.3: Disproofs, Algebraic Proofs, and Boolean Algebras
 Section 8.1: Relations on Sets
 Lecture Topics:
WEEK #15: Nov 30  Dec 04
 Reading Assignment:
 Section 8.2: Reflexivity, Symmetry, and Transitivity
 Section 8.3: Equivalence Relations
 Lecture Topics:
WEEK #16: Dec 07  Dec 10
 ♥ No class on Friday, December 11  Reading Day
 Reading Assignment:
 Section 9.4: The Pigeonhole Principle
 Lecture Topics:
♥
FINAL EXAM FOR THE
MW 14:0015:15 Math 2300, Section 001
CLASS:
The
Math 2300
comprehensive final exam is scheduled for
Monday, December 14, 2015,
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:
P101.
Bring a Scantron 882E form a #2 pencil, and an eraser with you.
The 882E forms are sold in the bookstore.