Course Procedures

Mathematics 441---Real Analysis II

Spring, 2013
Instructor: Carol S. Schumacher

Class Meets

MWF 1:10-2 p.m.

in RBH 203
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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

Test dates

In-class Midterm Monday, April 1

Any consecutive 60 hour period between 2 p.m on Friday, March 29 and 4 p.m on Thursday, April 4.
(This includes time for LaTeX'ing your solutions.)

Takehome Final From 10 a.m. Friday, May 4 to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8.
In-class Final 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8.

Daily Work: Written assignments, in-class presentations, and class participation expectations and procedures will be as they were in Foundations. 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 accumulate in a notebook until the periodic "turn in dates." You will be expected to use proper mathematical and English grammar in both written work and oral presentation. Certainly, in any class where class participation is so central, attendance is expected except in cases involving illness or other extenuating circumstances.

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. 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. 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 each set of notebook problems, at least one problem must be typeset in LaTeX.

In-Class exams: The in-class exams will consist of definitions, short answers, true-false questions, examples, and straightforward short proofs: the sorts of questions that should be fairly routine if you have been digesting the material as you go along. An inclass exam may include a question to present a more complex proof, provided that I tell you ahead of time what it is.

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; feel free to ask questions about LaTeX typesetting at any time. All the usual rules about good writing and speaking apply to tests, as they do to written assignments and in-class presentations.

Academic Honesty: When I assign a problem, the idea is for you to work the problem yourself. Thus, you are not to look for the solution in other sources (this includes other books and internet sources.) On daily homework you may consult freely with me or with your fellow students. In the end, however, I expect every piece of work that you turn in 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). On exams you may consult with no one except me. You may make free use of the textbook, the Foundations book, and any notes you have made in or for this class or for Real Analysis I. You may not consult any outside sources, including print and electronic sources.

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 (, 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.