**Instructor:**Nikita Selinger, office 4-115 Math Tower.**Email:**nikita(at)math(dot)sunysb(dot)edu.**Office hours:**Mo 1.00-4.00pm, or by appointment.**Class meetings:**MoWe 4.00-5.20pm, Physics P113

**TA:**Nissim Ranade, office 3-105 Math Tower**TA Email:**nissim(at)math(dot)sunysb(dot)edu.**TA MLC hours:**Wednesday 5-6 and Thursday 2-3.**TA Office hours:**Wednesday and Thursday 3-3:30.#### Sean Farrell and Gustavo Poscidonio will lead an informal MAT 200 recitation: Physics, P-113 on Fridays, Spring '15 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM. Contact email: sean.farell(at)stonybrook.edu.

Please note the room change to P113. To address the Monday cancellations Friday March 6th and Friday March 27th will follow a Monday schedule. All Monday classes will meet in their assigned rooms at the assigned times on these Fridays.

Homework 1 due Feb 4. Reading assignment: pp 3-29 of the textbook.

Homework 2 due Feb 11. Reading assignment: pp 30-57 of the textbook.

Homework 3 due Feb 18. Reading assignment: pp 61-88 of the textbook.

Homework 4 due Feb 25. Reading assignment: pp 89-119 of the textbook.

Homework 5 due March 4. Reading assignment: pp 123-143 of the textbook.

Homework 6 due April 1. Reading assignment: pp 144-169 of the textbook.

Homework 7 due April 8. Reading assignment: pp 144-169 of the textbook.

Homework 8 due April 29. Reading assignment: pp 170-187 of the textbook.

**Class 2. ** We have discussed the Pigeonhole Principle as well as the following problems. Highly recommended reading: Seven Puzzles You Think You Must Not Have Heard Correctly by Peter Winkler.

**Class 3. ** We have solved the following problems using the Pigeonhole Principle .

**Class 4. ** We have discussed Mathematical Induction and solved the following problem. Here is another example of a proof by induction.

**Class 5. ** We have talked more on Mathematical Induction and solved the following problems.

**Class 6. ** We have talked about quantifiers and solved the following problem.

**Class 7. ** We have talked about Cartesian Products and solved the following problem.

**Class 8. ** We have talked about Functions, Injections and Surjections and solved the following problem.

**Classes 9-11. ** We have discussed Peano axioms. See section 9.4 of the textbook.

**Classes 12-14. ** We have discussed properties of finite sets. See chapters 10 and 11 of the textbook.

**Classes 15-17. ** We have discussed properties of infinite sets. See chapter 14 of the textbook.

** Homework **is a compulsory part of the course. Homework assignments are due each
week at the beginning of the wednesday class. Under no circumstances will late homework
be accepted.

**Grading system: **The final grade is the weighted average according the following
weights: homework 10%, Midterm1 25%, Midterm2 25%, Final 40%.

**Textbook: ** * An Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning, * Author: Peter J. Eccles

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