MATH 4031-2: Advanced Calculus I MATH 4031-2   Advanced Calculus I   Fall 2007

Time & Location:  MWF 9:40 - 10:30 in 132 Lockett
Effective September 28, MATH 4031-2 meets in 136 Lockett

Instructor:  Dan Cohen
Office Phone Email Webpage Office Hours
372 Lockett
 
578-1576
 

 
www.math.lsu.edu/~cohen
 
MWF 10:30 - 11:30,
and by appointment

Graduate Assistant:  Armin Reiser will grade homework and occasionally hold office hours.

TextAdvanced Calculus: Real Analysis with Norms, by Leonard Richardson. We will cover portions of the first four chapters.

Prerequisites:  MATH 2057 (Calculus III) and MATH 2085 (Linear Algebra), or equivalent.

Catalog Description:   Completeness of the real line, Bolzano-Weierstrass theorem and Heine-Borel theorem. Continuous functions including uniform convergence and completeness of C[a,b]. Riemann integration and the Darboux Criterion.

Homework:  I will assign homework problems from the text essentially every class. Assignments will be announced in class, and posted at http://www.math.lsu.edu/~cohen/courses/PastSemesters/FALL07/M4301/M4301hw.html. Selected homework problems will be collected (probably weekly) and graded.

Collected homework will consist primarily of proofs, indicative of the proofs you will be responsible for on the exams and final. It is important that you work consistently, conscientiously, etc. on (all of) the homework, and that you turn in all assignments, in order to get feedback on your proof-writing, any conceptual errors you might have, etc.

I will occasionally field homework-related questions in class, and am willing to answer such questions by email (I will reply to the entire class when appropriate).

Homework will be worth 100 points.

Exams:  There will be two hour-long, closed-book, in-class exams, each worth 100 points. The exams will tentatively take place in the weeks of October 1 and November 12. Exact exam dates will be announced in class. No make-up exams, except in extreme cases. If you must miss an exam, I will expect you to notify me before the exam takes place.

Final:  There will be a comprehensive final exam worth 150 points. The final exam is scheduled for Thursday, December 13, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon.

Grade:   Your course grade will be out of the 450 possible points outlined above. I will probably curve course grades. In any case, 90-100% is assured an A, 80-89% a B, and so on.

Important Dates:  
Labor Day Last day to drop  Last day to add Fall Holiday  Last day to withdraw Thanskgiving
September 3 September 4 September 6 October 11-12 November 9 November 22-23

Notes:   Math 4031, if followed by either one of Math 4032 or 4035, satisfies the Advanced Calculus requirement for the Mathematics major with a mathematics concentration. It provides preparation in analysis for graduate study of mathematics and for applications. The Department recommends that majors planning graduate study in Mathematics take all three Advanced Calculus courses: Math 4031, 4032, and 4035.

Bear in mind that you are taking this course under the guidelines of the Code of Student Conduct.


Dan Cohen   Fall 2007            This page:  http://www.math.lsu.edu/~cohen/courses/PastSemesters/FALL07/M4031.html