Instructor: Dr. Corbett Redden. Life Sciences 237. Corbett [dot] Redden [att] liu [dot] edu. Phone 516-299-3487.
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 3:30p - 4:45p or by appointment
Course webpage: http://myweb.liu.edu/~dredden/511f17/
Textbook: How to Prove It: A Structured Approach by Daniel J. Velleman. Cambridge University Press; 2nd edition, 2006.
Class Meeting: Wednesday 5:00p - 7:40p. Humanities 128.
Tests: There will be approximately 3 in-class tests, and they will be announced at least two weeks in advance. The first test will be Wed 9/27. The test average comprises 40% of your final grade.
Homework/Participation: Homework will be assigned each class, and I will check it at the beginning of the next week's class. A score will be assigned based upon the perceived effort and correctness of your homework, together with your participation/attendance for that week. The lowest two scores will be dropped, and the total score will comprise 30% of your grade.
Final Exam: At the end of the semester, there will be a final cumulative exam worth 30% of your grade. This will occur during the regularly scheduled class time on Monday, December 21.
Course Outline: The course will cover: the basics of mathematical logic and proofs, sets and set operations, functions, relations, and cardinality. In addition to learning general theory, a special emphasis will be placed on applications and specific examples.
Description from Catalog: This course covers sets, Cartesian products, relations, functions, binary operations, finite and infinite cardinal numbers and its application to the development of mathematical systems. (3 credits)
|Sept 19||Last day to add/drop or late register|
|Nov 10||Last day to opt for P/F or withdraw|
|Nov 22||Thanksgiving break. No class.|
|Dec 6||Last regular Set Theory class|
|Dec 13||Review/Makeup class|
|Dec 20||Final Exam|