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Unformatted text preview: Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning Math 300A&B Fall 2009 Syllabus ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION Professor: John M. Lee Phone: 206-543-1735 Office: Padelford C-546 Office Hours: Mondays & Tuesdays 2:303:20 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Class Web Site: www.math.washington.edu/lee/Courses/300-2009 , or from the Math Dept. home page, choose Class Web Pages . Class Meetings: Math 300A: MWF 11:3012:20, Sieg 226 Math 300B: MWF 12:301:20, Balmer 408 Required Text: An Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning , by Peter J. Eccles Exams: Midterm: Friday, November 6, in class Final (300A): Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2:304:20 p.m. Final (300B): Thursday, Dec. 17, 8:3010:20 a.m. Prerequisite: 2.0 or higher in one of the following: Math 125, 135, or 145. COURSE CONTENT Heres the official catalog description: Mathematical arguments and the writing of proofs in an elementary setting. Elementary set theory, elementary examples of functions and operations on functions, the principle of induction, counting, elementary number theory, elementary combina- torics, recurrence relations. We will cover Parts IIII (Chapters 114) of the textbook. If time permits, we might dip into Parts IVVI. This course will probably be unlike any other math course youve taken. Most of your courses so far have concentrated on helping you learn algorithms for solving particular types of problems; most courses after this one will focus instead on deep conceptual understanding and deductive reasoning.courses after this one will focus instead on deep conceptual understanding and deductive reasoning....
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