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MTH 302: Mathematical Proofs

Introduction to Advanced Mathematical Thinking


Course Description:  
The propositional and predicate calculus, set theory, methods of mathematical proof, inductive and recursive thinking, relations and functions, infinity. Emphasis is on rigorous proofs of mathematical statements. Prerequisite: MTH 275 (or 256) or APM 263 or permission of department.


Grading 

There will be a homework set every Tuesday  due the following Tuesday. 
  • Homework                    70 %  (There will be 12 homework sets)
  • Final                              30 %
The grade will be computed as follows:    

                        Grade= (T-35)/15,  where T is your total score.  

Homework  (due dates)

Each homework set will have 4-5 problems. You can work in groups, but you should write the problems by yourself and be prepared to come and explain your solutions on the blackboard before the class. 
  1. Jan. 10: Homework # 1 
  2. Jan. 17: Homework # 2 
  3. Jan. 24: Homework # 3
  4. Jan. 31: Homework # 4
  5. Feb. 7:   Homework # 5
  6. Feb. 14: Homework # 6
  7. Feb. 28: Homework # 7
  8. Mar. 7:   Homework # 8
  9. Mar. 14: Homework # 9
  10. Mar. 21: Homework # 10
  11. Mar. 28: Homework # 11
  12. April 4:   Homework # 12
  13. April 11: Homework # 13 


Course Policies: For all the problems and concerns you might have, you are encouraged to talk
to me. No cellular phones or any electronic equipment is allowed during lecture. No makeups will
be given other then in case of documented emergencies. Class participation is mandatory.


Normally, I do not answer email related to homework assignments.

Honor Code: You are not allowed to ask for help or work in groups for any of the homework
assignments. Further, I do not tolerate any kind of academic dishonesty. Appropriate measures
according to Oakland University regulations will be take for any case of cheating or breaking other
rules.

Latex:  

You can find all the information that is needed for Latex on the web.  Here are some links that you might want to look at:


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