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(Latest Revision -- November 9, 2016)
[2016/11/09: corrected (tentative) date for second test]
[2016/11/09: new (tentative) date for second test]
[2016/10/06: scheduled first test]
[2016/09/28: advised that first test will be moved back to a later week]
[2016/08/30: inserted graphic]
[2016/08/21: Initial work]

## WORK SCHEDULE FOR Math 2300 -- Fall 2016

WEEK #1: Wed Aug 24 - Fri Aug 26
• ♥ First day of class is Wednesday, August 24. Class meets in P-102 at 14:00 (2:00 p.m.).

• 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 29 - Sep 02
• Section 2.1: Logical Form and Logical Equivalence
• Section 2.2: Conditional Statements

WEEK #3: Tuesday, Sep 6 - Fri Sep 9
• ♥ No class on Monday, September 5 - Labor Day

• Section 2.3: Valid and Invalid Arguments
• Section 3.1: Predicates and Quantified Statements I

• Lecture Topics:

WEEK #4: Sep 12 - Sep 16
• Section 3.2: Predicates and Quantified Statements II

• Lecture Topics:

WEEK #5: Sep 19 - Sep 23
• Section 3.3: Statements with Multiple Quantifiers
• Section 3.4: Arguments with Quantified Statements

• Lecture Topics:

Thurs, Sept 22: Equinox - autumn begins in the Northern Hemisphere.

WEEK #6: Sep 26 - Sep 30
• 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 3 - Oct 7
• To Be Rescheduled Later Than The End Of This week: Quiz #1: Monday, October 3, on sections 1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.3, and 3.1-3.4

• Section 4.4: Direct Proof and Counterexample IV: Division into Cases and the Quotient-Remainder Theorem

• Lecture Topics:

WEEK #8: Mon Oct 10, Tues Oct 11, Thu Oct 13, Fri Oct 14
• ♥ No class on Wednesday, October 12 - Non-instructional Day

• Section 4.6: Indirect Argument: Contradiction and Contraposition
• Section 5.1: Sequences

• Lecture Topics:

WEEK #9: Oct 17 - Oct 21
• Section 5.2: Mathematical Induction I

• Quiz #1: Monday, October 17, on sections 1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.3, and 3.1-3.4

• Lecture Topics:

WEEK #10: Oct 24 - Oct 28
• Section 5.3: Mathematical Induction II
• Section 5.4: Strong Mathematical Induction and the Well-Ordering Principle

• Lecture Topics:

WEEK #11: Oct 31 - Nov 04
• Section 5.6: Defining Sequences Recursively
• Section 5.7: Solving Recurrence Relations by Iteration

• Lecture Topics:

WEEK #12: Mon Nov 7, Tues Nov 8, Wed Nov 9, Thurs Nov 10
• ♥ No class on Friday, November 11 - Veteran's Day

• 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: Nov 14 - Nov 18
• Tentative Date for Quiz #2: Monday, November 14, Thursday, November 17, on sections 4.1-4.4, 4.6, and 5.1-5.4

• Section 6.1: Set Theory: Definitions and the Element Method of Proof
• Section 6.2: Properties of Sets

• Lecture Topics:

WEEK #14: Mon Nov 21, Tues Nov 22, Wed Nov 23
• ♥ No class on Thursday-Friday, November 24-25 - Thanksgiving

• Section 6.3: Disproofs, Algebraic Proofs, and Boolean Algebras
• Section 8.1: Relations on Sets

• Lecture Topics:

WEEK #15: Nov 28 - Dec 02
• Section 8.2: Reflexivity, Symmetry, and Transitivity
• Section 8.3: Equivalence Relations

• Lecture Topics:

WEEK #16: Dec 5 - Dec 9
• Section 9.4: The Pigeonhole Principle

• Lecture Topics:

WEEK #17: Mon Dec 12
• Monday December 12 is the last day of class.