In this course we will prove the results in freshman calculus. This requires a careful study of limits. High school algebra is the main tool, but it is used in a very sophisticated way.
MAT 211 (vector calculus) and MAT 271 (introduction to logic and proofs in higher math) or equivalent with at least a "C" grade.
See the "Objectives" listed in the MAT 401 Sample Syllabus http://http://www.csudh.edu/math/syllabi/MAT401DeptSyllabus.html on the math department website.
I base grades on homework, tests, and a final exam, but fuzzy things like class participation also play a role because I often give the benefit of the doubt to people who have worked hard and contributed to class discussions.
|Homework||25% of grade|
|2 Midterms||20% of grade each (40% total)|
|Final exam||35% of grade|
I will announce assignments and tests in class and post them on the course calendar (see reference above). Assignments are due on the due date. I won't give make up tests or grade assignments that come in late.
I rarely take attendance, but class participation is important. Students who are serious don't skip classes.
Students with disabilities have a legal right to reasonable accomodations. For assistance please contact me and our Disabled Student Services office.
Calculators, computers, etc. aren't required.