SUNY at Stony Brook MAT 320: Introduction to Analysis
Fall 2006

General Information

Text: Introduction to Real Analysis, by R. Bartle and D. Sherbert, Third ed, Wiley.

Instructors: select Schedule and Instructors link to your left.

Description and goals: Both MAT 319 and 320 provide a closer, more rigorous look at the fundamental concepts of one-variable calculus. The main focus will be on the key notions of convergence and continuity; the basic facts about differentiation and integration will be presented as examples of how these notions are used. The course provides a good opportunity for students to learn how to read and write rigorous proofs. MAT 320 prepares them for further studies in analysis. Both courses are writing intensive; all students will have the opportunity to complete the proof-oriented component of the Department of Mathematics upper division writing requirement.

Homeworks. This is an essential part of the class and is worth a considerable amount of the grade. The homework sets will be posted weekly on the web in PDF format and will be due by noon on the due date. If for some reason you missed the lecture, please bring the homework to the professor's office. (Put it under their office door if the professor is not there.) Late work will receive reduced credit, and will not be accepted after solutions are posted. You may discuss your homework with other people (in fact, this is often a good idea), but the work you hand in must be your own, not copied directly from others. You should also list your working partners on the homework you hand in. The first homework will be due on Fri, Sept. 15.

MAT 320 Project. Each student in MAT 320 will work on a project (typically with one or two other students). The exact form of this project will depend on how many students are in the class and will be announced later. It will involve a 5 minute oral presentation backed up by a written paper.


  • Midterm 1: Fri, October 6, in class
  • Midterm 2: TBA (in class)
  • Final exam: Wed., Dec 20, 8:00AM-10:30AM
Place and other information will be announced separately.

Makeup examinations. The university policy is that makeup examinations are given only for work missed due to unforseeable circumstances beyond the student's control. This does NOT include schedule conflicts. If you have a schedule conflict, please let your lecturer know as soon as possible. Makeup examinations must be arranged with the course coordinator (Kirillov).

Grades. Grades will be based on the following scheme: Homework -- 25%; Project -- 15%. Midterms (two) 15% each; Final Exam 30%.

Disabilities. If you have a physical, psychological, medical or learning disability that may impact your course work, please contact Disability Support Services, ECC (Educational Communications Center) Building, room 128, (631) 632-6748. They will determine with you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation is confidential. Note that we cannot make special arrangements for students with disabilities except for those determined by DSS.