SUNY at Stony Brook MAT 200: Logic, Language, and Proof
Spring 2016

General Information

Place and time: MW 4-5:20pm, ESS 069.

Professor: Alexander Kirillov,, Office: Math 3-112; tel. 632--8289. Office hours: TBA

Text: An Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning: Numbers, Sets, and Functions,by Peter J. Eccles, Cambridge University Press, 1997.

Course outline: This course offers an introduction to mathematical reasoning and proofs. It is intended as a bridge between the loose, heuristic approach often used to teach elementary calculus, and the precise, formal style needed for upper-division mathematics courses.

Homeworks: Homework sets will be typically assigned weekly and due on Wednesday in class. They will be posted on this web site. (NOT on blackboard site!) Late homework will not be accepted. However, grades for homework assignments may be dropped in cases of documented medical problems or similar difficulties.

Exams. There will be one midterm.

Makeup examinations. No make-ups will be given for missed midterm. However, if you miss an exam because of convincingly documented circumstances beyond your control, then, at the professor's discretion, the relevant score may be `dropped' in computing your course grade.

Grades. Grades will be based on the following scheme: Homework -- 30%; Midterm -- 30%; Final Exam 40%.

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.