Text: Closer and Closer: Introducing Real Analysis by Carol S. Schumacher. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2007.
Grading: The grade will be calculated based on 6 components:
|Class participation, and in-class presentations||25% of the final grade|
|Written Assignments||25% of the final grade|
|Take-home Midterm||20 % of the final grade|
|In-Class Midterm||5% of the final grade|
|Take-home Final||20% of the final grade|
|In-Class Final||5% of the final grade|
|In-class Midterm||Friday, April 3|
|Takehome-Midterm||Any 60 hour period between 12:10 Monday, March 30 and 11:10 a.m. on Monday, April 6.|
|Takehome Final||Distributed during the last class. Due at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8.|
|In-class Final||Monday, May 4 from 9:30-11:30 (note late start time)|
Daily Work: Written assignments, in-class presentations, and class participation expectations and procedures will be as they were in Real Analysis I. You will be asked to prepare problems/proofs for presentation in class. Other problems that I will designate "notebook" problems, I will expect you to write up and keep until I ask you to turn them in for grading. Certainly, in any class where class participation is so central, attendance is expected except in cases involving illness or other extenuating circumstances. The in-class exams will consist of definitions, short answers, true-false questions, examples, etc, and should be fairly routine if you have been digesting the material as you go along. The take-homes will consist of proofs you have not seen before. All the usual rules about good writing and speaking apply to tests, written assignments, and in-class presentations.
Notebooks: I will ask you to keep a loose-leaf notebook in which you write up the problems designated "notebook problems". I will collect the notebook problems about every two weeks and look them over. For each set of notebook problems, I will ask you to LaTeX at least one. The problems will be graded on a scale of 1 to 5. (I reserve the right to assign 6 points to an exceptionally well written or elegant proof!) You should not think of the grade as representing a percentage but, rather, as delivering a message:
I will use my reading of the notebook problems to keep track of your progress in the course and give helpful feedback as I can.The final score awarded on written assignments will come from a "clumping" of final scores at the end of the semester rather than as a percentage of some total possible number of points. I will give general feedback to the class a couple of times during the semester, but if you ever wonder where you stand in this part of the grade, please feel free to check with me.
As you work on the notebook problems, I encourage you to work together, come see me outside of class, etc. I expect that the problems will be written up neatly and fully.
In-Class exams: These exams will test you on basic definitions, examples, and central ideas. You will always be asked to (completely and concisely) define a number of terms. In addition to these definitions, you can expect true/false and short answer questions.
Takehome exams: In the takehome exams you will be asked to prove theorems that you have not previously seen. I will expect takehome exams to be typed using LaTeX. You will be allowed to consult your text and any notes you have made during Real I or Real II. (This includes class notes, worked homework problems, exams, etc.) You will not be allowed to consult any other written or electronic sources or any persons except Carol Schumacher.
Academic Honesty: I encourage you to work together on everything except exams, but I expect every piece of work that you turn in ultimately to be written by you. You will be expected to maintain the usual standards of giving credit where credit is due by letting me know if you worked with a fellow student (there is no penalty for this, it is just academic honesty) or got information from another source.
Disabilities: If you have a physical, psychological, or learning disability that may impact your ability to carry out assigned course work, feel free to discuss your concerns in private with me, but you should also consult the Office of Disability Services at 5453. The Coordinator of Disability Services, Erin Salva (email@example.com), will review your concerns and determine, with you, what accommodations are appropriate. (All information and documentation of disability is confidential.) It is Ms. Salva that has the authority and the expertise to decide on the accommodations that are proper for your disability. Though I am happy to help you in any way I can, I cannot make any special accommodations without proper authorization from Ms. Salva.
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