Instructor: Dr. Corbett Redden. Life Sciences 243. Corbett.Redden [att] liu.edu. Phone 516-299-3487.
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday 12:30p - 2:00p (or drop-in or by appointment)
Course webpage: http://myweb.cwpost.liu.edu/dredden/511f13/
Textbook: Set Theory and Related Topics (Schaum's Outlines) by Seymour Lipschutz. McGraw Hill, 1998.
Class Meeting: Monday 5:00p - 7:40p. Life Sciences 273.
Tests: There will be 2 in-class tests, and they will be announced at least two weeks in advance. Each test comprises 15% of your final grade.
Homework/Participation: Homework will be assigned each class. It will be collected at the beginning of the next week's class; it will then be graded and returned the following week. The lowest 2 homework scores will be dropped, and the homework comprises 40% of your final grade. My subjective evaluation of your participation may be used to slightly raise your homework grade, especially in the case of borderline final grades.
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 16.
Course Outline: The course will basically cover Chapters 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8.
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)