Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics

Fall 2017

Time and place:  TuTh at 5:30PM in Earth and Space, room 177

Introduction: The course will be concerned with a brief history of mathematics; sets, functions and logic; construction of number systems; mathematical induction. The main focus of the course will be the construction and writing of mathematical proofs.

  Text Book: A Transition to Advanced Mathematics   ( 8th edition) by D. Smith, M. Eggen and R. St. Andre, Cenage Learning (c) 2015

Instructor: Prof. David Ebin
Math Tower 5-107
tel. 632-8283
E-mail: ebin@math.sunysb.edu
Office Hours: Tuesday 2:30-4:30, Th 2:30-3:30 or by appointment

Student Lecture: Each student will be required to give a lecture on a topic chosen through consultation with the professor.

 Homework: Homework will be assigned every week.  Doing the homework is a fundamental part of the course work.  Problems should be handed in in lecture.
1st assignment:  page 91, problems 4bdfhj, 6bdef, 9, 11cde,12,13, 14bd; page 101, problems 1bdf, 3beh, 12bc due September 7
2nd assignment: page 123, problems 4bde, 5achq,9, 11; page 133, problems 1ab, 3, 6a, 8ab, 9, 12ab due September 14 
3rd assignment: page 147, problems 2bdf, 3, 7, 8, 17bcd, 23, 24abc due September 26
4th assignment: page 171, problems 1abfk, 4, 6ae, 7, 11, 17; page 186, problems 1bgj, 6abcde, 8b, 9c, 10 due October 3
5th assignment: page 209, problems 1bc, 3ae, 10ad, 13ac, 16ab; page 218, problems 1ade, 2ach, 5abcd, 17ad due October 17
6th assignment: page 227, problems 1bf, 5, 6, 10a, 13c, 14ae; page 236, problems 1be,3ac, 7cd due October 24
7th assignment: page 248, problems 2abh, 3aceh, 5eghp, 7, 8ac, 11ab, 12bd; page 257, problems 2abf, 4abc due October 31
8th assignment: page 349, problems 1dfh, 3dfh, 4bc, 6a, 10, 17 due November 21
9th assignment: page 360, problems 1ac, 2ab, 4abc, 5abc, 9, 10abc, 12ac, 13, 15  due November 30
10th assignment: 
11th assignment:

Grading Policy:
The overall numerical grade will be computed by the formula   25% Homework + 25 % Student Lecture + 50% Final Exam   

Final Exam: Tuesday, December 19, 11:15AM-2:45PM

N. B. Use of calculators is not permitted in any of the examiniations.

  Special Needs: 
If you have a physical, psychological, medical or learning disability that may impact on your ability to carry out assigned course work, I would urge you to contact the staff in the Disabled Student Services office (DDS), Room 113, humanities, 632-6748/TTD.  DSS will review your concerns and determine, with you, what accommodations are necessary and appropriate.  All information and documentation of disabilities is confidential.