MATH 3283W Sequences, series, and foundations Spring 2013Lecturer: Bryan MosherEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgCourse website: http://www.math.umn.edu/∼mosher/math3283wOﬃce: 116 Vincent HallOﬃce phone: 612-625-3060Oﬃce hours: MW 10:30-12 or by appt. in 116 VincentLecture: MWF 9:05-9:55, 275 NicholsonDiscussion sections:011 Alexander Garver (email@example.com)TTh 9:05-9:55, 113 Vincent012 Juliann Leifeld (firstname.lastname@example.org)TTh 9:05-9:55, 6 Vincent013 Qiliang Wu (email@example.com)TTh 10:10-11:00, 226 Appleby014 Daniel Hess (firstname.lastname@example.org)TTh 10:10-11:00, 112 Folwell015 Katie Storey (email@example.com)TTh 9:05-9:55, 112 Folwell TAs will announce their oﬃce hours during discussion, and they will beposted on the website. TAs’ oﬃce hours will be held at complementary timesin 502 Vincent and are open to students from any section.Text: Lay, Analysis: With an Introduction to Proof, 4th ed., Pearson. The core material of the course will be sections 1-8, 10-14, 16-19, 32-34,20-22. Lectures will assume that you have read the relevant text section(s) inadvance.Goals for the course: To develop critical thinking skills. To develop skills in mathematical com-munication, especially written. To introduce and practice techniques of mathe-matical proof. To develop rigorously the analysis of sequences and series, as atransition from introductory calculus to higher mathematics.Grading:30% Skills problems and writing exercises (see description below)45% Three ﬁfty-minute exams (during discussion; tentative dates 2/14, 3/14,4/18)25% Final exam: Tuesday 14 May 2013, 8 - 10 a.m., location TBA. No books, notes, or calculators allowed on exams or writing exercises.
Moodle site: This course has a site on Moodle, where registered students can ﬁnd slidesfrom lecture, worksheets, writing exercises, solutions, sample exams, and indi-vidual grades.Writing-intensive component: This course is designated as writing-intensive. That is, writing is an integralpart of the course, and the course grade is tied directly to the quality of the stu-dent’s writing as well as to knowledge of the subject matter. Writing exercises,given weekly on Thursdays in discussion, will be graded with the quality of theexposition, as well as the mathematical content, in mind. Each week, some skills problems will be assigned. These will be collectedTuesdays in discussion section and checked for completion. Also, some writingproblems will be assigned. From these, one problem will be chosen to form thebasis of the writing exercise given in discussion on Thursday. Students must earn at least 70% of the points on the writing exercises inorder to pass the course. Students are permitted (and in fact encouraged) torevise and resubmit for regrading up to three of the writing exercises, in orderto earn back some lost points. Revisions on a given Thursday’s writing exercisewill be only be accepted on the following Thursday. Tentative dates of writing exercises: 1/31, 2/7, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/28, 4/4,4/11, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9Academic honesty: Plagiarism in homework assignments and cheating on writing exercises andexaminations will not be tolerated. This includes using outside resources suchas the book’s instructors manual on skills problems. See the Student ConductCode, a link to which is posted on the course website. Collaborating on the skills problems is encouraged, but your work must bein your own words, and you must list any collaborators on your assignment.The next page contains a tentative schedule of lectures and exams:
Day Date sections W 1/23 intro, 1 F 1/25 2 M 1/28 3,4 W 1/30 3,4 F 2/1 5 M 2/4 5 W 2/6 5 F 2/8 6 M 2/11 7 W 2/13 7, reviewTh 2/14 Exam 1 F 2/15 7 M 2/18 7,8 W 2/20 8,10 F 2/22 10 M 2/25 10,11 W 2/27 11,12 F 3/1 12 M 3/4 12 W 3/6 12 F 3/8 13 M 3/11 13 W 3/13 13, reviewTh 3/14 Exam 2 F 3/15 14 M 3/25 14 W 3/27 14,16 F 3/29 16,17 M 4/1 16,17 W 4/3 17 F 4/5 17,18 M 4/8 18 W 4/10 19 F 4/12 19 M 4/15 19,32 W 4/17 32, reviewTh 4/18 Exam 3 F 4/19 32,33 M 4/22 33 W 4/24 33,34 F 4/26 34 M 4/29 34,20 W 5/1 20,21 F 5/3 21 M 5/6 21,22 W 5/8 21,22 F 5/10 review Tu 5/14 Final exam, 8-10 a.m.