Syllabus for MAT 275 M002 (MWF) Spring 2013

Instructor:  Terry McConnell

Office hours: M 2:30-3:30, W 2:30-4:30, and by appointment.

Class: MWF 10:35-11:30 306 Carnegie

Text:  Passage to Abstract Mathematics, by Mark E. Watkins and Jeffrey L. Meyer, Addison-Wesley, Boston, Massachusetts, 2012.

Catalogue Description:

MAT 275 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics 3 Y Basic set theory and symbolic logic. Methods of Proof, including mathematical induction. Relations, partitions, partial orders, functions and graphs. Modular arithmetic. Credit cannot be given for both MAT 275 and CIS 275. Prereq: MAT 295.

Learning goals: The successful student will

Prerequisite:  MAT 295

Grading:   2 in-class hour tests 25%, quizzes 15%, homework 10%, comprehensive final 25% (see schedule below for dates of the tests.)

Final: Thursday, May 02, 3:00-5:00 pm, place: TBA

Students with Disabilities:  If you believe that you need accommodations for a disability, please contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS), located in Room 309 of 804 University Avenue, or call 315-443-4498 for an appointment to discuss your needs and the process for requesting accommodations. ODS is responsible coordinating disability-related accommodations and will issue students with documented disabilities Accommodation Authorization Letters, as appropriate. Since accommodations may require early planning and generally are not provided retroactively, please contact ODS as soon as possible. You are also welcome to contact me privately to discuss your academic needs although I cannot arrange for disability-related accommodations

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Test Schedule: