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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 P102 at 14:00 (2:00 p.m.).
 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 29  Sep 02
 Reading Assignment:
 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
 Reading Assignment:
 Section 2.3: Valid and Invalid Arguments
 Section 3.1: Predicates and Quantified Statements I
 Lecture Topics:
WEEK #4: Sep 12  Sep 16
 Reading Assignment:
 Section 3.2: Predicates and Quantified Statements II
 Lecture Topics:
WEEK #5: Sep 19  Sep 23
 Reading Assignment:
 Section 3.3: Statements with Multiple Quantifiers
 Section 3.4: Arguments with Quantified Statements
 Lecture Topics:
秋
Thurs, Sept 22: Equinox  autumn begins in
the Northern Hemisphere.
WEEK #6: Sep 26  Sep 30
 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 3  Oct 7
 To Be Rescheduled Later Than The End Of This week:
Quiz #1: Monday, October 3, 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: Mon Oct 10, Tues Oct 11, Thu Oct 13, Fri Oct 14
 ♥ No class on Wednesday, October 12
 Noninstructional Day
 Reading Assignment:
 Section 4.6: Indirect Argument: Contradiction and Contraposition
 Section 5.1: Sequences
 Lecture Topics:
WEEK #9: Oct 17  Oct 21
 Reading Assignment:
 Section 5.2: Mathematical Induction I

Quiz #1: Monday, October 17, on sections 1.11.3, 2.12.3, and 3.13.4
 Lecture Topics:
WEEK #10: Oct 24  Oct 28
 Reading Assignment:
 Section 5.3: Mathematical Induction II
 Section 5.4: Strong Mathematical Induction and the WellOrdering Principle
 Lecture Topics:
WEEK #11: Oct 31  Nov 04
 Reading Assignment:
 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
 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 14  Nov 18

Tentative Date for Quiz #2:
Monday, November 14,
Thursday, November 17,
on sections 4.14.4, 4.6, and 5.15.4
 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 21, Tues Nov 22, Wed Nov 23
 ♥ No class on ThursdayFriday,
November 2425  Thanksgiving
 Reading Assignment:
 Section 6.3: Disproofs, Algebraic Proofs, and Boolean Algebras
 Section 8.1: Relations on Sets
 Lecture Topics:
WEEK #15: Nov 28  Dec 02
 Reading Assignment:
 Section 8.2: Reflexivity, Symmetry, and Transitivity
 Section 8.3: Equivalence Relations
 Lecture Topics:
WEEK #16: Dec 5  Dec 9
 Reading Assignment:
 Section 9.4: The Pigeonhole Principle
 Lecture Topics:
WEEK #17: Mon Dec 12
 Monday December 12 is the last day of class.
 Reading Assignment:
 Lecture Topics:
♥
FINAL EXAM FOR THE
MWR 14:0014:50 Math 2300, Section 001
CLASS:
The
Math 2300
comprehensive final exam is scheduled for
Wednesday, December 14, 2016,
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: P102.
Bring a Scantron 882E form a #2 pencil, and an eraser with you.
The 882E forms are sold in the bookstore.