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MATH 316 Intro
To Real Analysis
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Spring, 2013 COURSE
MATH 316 : Real Analysis I
ROOM: NR 201
OFFICE: BSS 356
Office Hours (changed 2-4-2013): R:8:15-9:10 TF: 9:15 - 10:30 BSS 356;
BSS 308; AND
BY APPOINTMENT or chance!
***PREREQUISITE: Math 240 and Math 241 OR permission.
The total points available for the
semester is 550 or 650. Notice that 250 of these points are not
from examinations, so regular participation is essential to
forming a good foundation for your grades as well as your
- Catalog Description: MATH 316. Real Analysis I (4)
S. Real numbers, sequences, convergence, supremum and infimum,
continuity, uniform continuity, integration, differentiation,
Taylor’s Theorem. [Prereq: MATH 210 and MATH 240. Strongly
recommended: MATH 343.]
- SCOPE: This course will cover foundational issues in
the analysis of real numbers and functions for real numbers. We
will examine informally and formally theorems and theories for
limits, continuity, differentiability and integrability.
Supplementary readings and materials will be supplied as
appropriate, as well as edited class notes on line.
- Textbook: Schaum's Outline of Advanced Calculus 3rd
EDITION,2010 McGraw-Hill 9 (2nd Edition on MOODLE)
- TESTS AND ASSIGNMENTS:
Homework assignments are made regularly and should be passed in on
the due date. Sloppy and disorganized work will not be accepted.
Homework may not be accepted after 5 pm on the
There will be at least three quizzes (on-line using Moodle), one
self-scheduled mid-term exam, a special "partnership"
assignment, and a comprehensive final examination.
- The Mid-term Exam will be self-scheduled announced at least
one week in advance.
FINAL EXAMINATION WILL SELF- SCHEDULED. One option is
as listed on the University Exam schedule- Wednesday,
May 15 12:40-14:30.
Also possible are Monday May 13, 10:20-12:10; Tuesday May 14 10:20-12:10; and Friday, May 17 10:20-12:10.
- The final exam will be comprehensive, covering the entire
- BECAUSE OF THE INTENSE NATURE OF THIS COURSE, MAKE-UP TESTS
WILL NOT BE GIVEN EXCEPT FOR VERY SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES!
- It is the student's responsibility to request a makeup
*** DAILY ATTENDANCE SHOULD BE A HABIT! ***
- Partnership Activities:
Partnerships of 2 or 3 members will work on some activities
jointly. Every two weeks your partnership will submit a
summary of what we have covered in class. (No more than
two sides of a paper.) These may be organized in any way you
find useful but should not be a copy of your class notes. I will
read and correct these before returning them. Partners will
receive corrected photocopies.
Your summaries will be allowed as references for part of the
final examination only.
- GRADES: Final grades will be determined taking into
consideration the quality of work done in the course as
evidenced primarily from the accumulation of points from the
- The quizzes will be worth a total of 60 points.
- The Midterm exam will be worth 100 points, the partnership
assignment will be worth 50 points, and the final exam will be
worth 200 points.
- The work on the bi-weekly summaries will be used to
determine 40 points .
- Homework performance will count for 100 points.
- The final examination will be
be worth either 200 or 300 points determined by the
The final grade will use the
score that maximizes the average for the term based on all
possible points .
||200 or 300
||550 or 650
FINAL GRADES: Though final
grades for the course are subject to my discretion, I will use the
following overall percentages based on the total number of points
for your work to determine the broader range of grades for the
; B 70- 84% ; C 60- 69%
; D 50- 59% ; F 0- 49%
MORE THAN 4 ABSENCES MAY LOWER THE FINAL
GRADE FOR POOR ATTENDANCE.
with Disabilities:Persons who wish to request
disability-related accommodations should contact the Student
Disability Resource Center in House 71, 826-4678 (voice) or
826-5392 (TDD). Some accommodations may take up to several weeks
to arrange. Student
Disability Resource Center Website. http://www.humboldt.edu/disability/
(If you are a student with a disability, please
consider discussing your needs and possible accommodations with me
as soon as possible.)
policy: See the University rules and dates related to the following:
- No drops will be allowed
without "serious and compelling reasons" and a fee after
- No drops allowed after this
- Students wishing to be
graded with either CR or NC should make this request
using the web registration procedures.
- TECHNOLOGY: The computer will be used for some
problems. Students wishing help with any graphing
calculator should plan to bring their calculator manual with
them to class. Computer software would also be useful. Some free
online resources will be posted on Moodle.
- Daniel Solow's links about thinking and structure in
Mathematics (aimed at Linear Algebra but more general than
REASONING-- an explicit discussion of general thinking
processes that arise in all advanced mathematics courses.
These thinking processes include:
- Still in development! I may suggest using some of the
Real Analysis Interactive Exercises from WIMS
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