MA 450 Seminar in Mathematics
FA 2012 HOZ
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D. in Mathematics University of California, RiversideM.A. in Mathematics University of California, Los AngelesB.S. in Mathematics Portland State University
Science Hall 306
Mon 2-3pm; Tues, Wed, and Thurs 2-4pm; Fri 10-11am
August 20 to December 7 2012
Permission of instructor
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To understand mathematics
students must be active learners. They must work many problems both inside and
outside of the classroom. The problems assigned should vary in difficulty so
that every student is challenged but not overwhelmed. Students should seek out
help before becoming discouraged.
Each exam is 20% of the grade.
Exam on Unit 1: Calculus
Exam on Unit 2: Set theory and
Exam on Unit 3: Linear
Exam on Unit 4: Abstract
Exam on Unit 5: Real Analysis
All exams will
be CLOSED REFERENCE, meaning that
you are NOT allowed to use any books or notes. Calculators
are not allowed on exams. PLEASE take each exam on the day that it is
scheduled. Make-up tests will only be given in the case of a documented
emergency. Once taken and recorded, your test score is final and will not be
90-100% = A
80-89% = B
70-79% = C
60-69% = D
Below 60 = F
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Homework assignments MUST be turned in on the announced due
date. LATE PAPERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
You will either turn in an assignment on the date that it is due, or you will
not turn it in at all. An assignment MUST be received by class time on the
announced due date. If it is not received by this time, then a score of ZERO will be recorded for that
assignment. NO EXCEPTIONS. NO EXCUSES.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
are the things that the student needs to do in order to succeed in this course?
Regular attendance at meetings is ESSENTIAL.
2. Listen carefully
and pay attention.
Take thorough, accurate notes. For better retention, review your notes as
soon as possible after each class session. Review your notes regularly
throughout the semester.
TERMINOLOGY, and NOTATION are extremely important in learning
QUESTIONS whenever you need more explanation.
Consult with the instructor if you are having ANY
assistance is available through the Academic Support Center, Mabee Underground
Room 406, phone 6330.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Unit 1: Calculus
Unit 2: Set theory and mathematical proofs
Unit 3: Linear Algebra
Unit 4: Abstract Algebra
Unit 5: Real Analysis
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