Math1001, Fall 2013

Syllabus, MATH 1001 Excursions in Mathematics.

HW10: Ch.16, 14,15, 19,23,24,32,42,43,51,59,60,68,69. Due Dec 6.
HW9: Ch.10, Ex. 26,27,30,31,36,37,46,47,54,55,58,59. Due Nov 22.
HW8: Ch.13, Ex. 13,14,18,19,36,39,44,45,51,52. Due Nov 8.
HW7: Ch.11, Ex. 7,8,19,20,25,26,32,33,41,42,53,54. Due Oct 28.
HW6: Ch.3, Ex. 25,26,36,37,44,45. Due Oct 18.
HW5: Ch.2, Ex. 3,4,17,18,23,24,32,33,35,36,43,52. Due Oct 14.
HW4: Ch.1, Ex. 7,8,14,15,24,25,34,35,44,4561,64,65,66. Due Oct 7.
HW3: Ch.7, Ex. 1,4,9,11,17,20,23,26,27,34,39,43,49. Due Sep 27.
HW2: Ch.6, Ex. 8,14,17,21,29,34,36,37,43,51,52,54,55,65. Due Sep 20.
HW1: Ch.5, Ex. 1,6,8,11,19,24,29,38,46,51,53,58,62,65. Due Sep 13.

: Professor Pavlo Pylyavskyy, Vincent Hall 258.

Time and Location: MWF 11:15am - 12:05pm Rapson Hall 56.


  • Section 011, Th 10:10am - 11:00am
  • Section 012, Th 11:15am - 12:05pm
  • Section 013, Th 12:20pm - 1:10pm

Office Hours Wednesday 1pm - 4pm.

Text Peter Tannenbaum, Excursions in Modern Mathematics, Eighth Edition.

Topics: See schedule below.

Grading and Exams: There will be three midterm exams and a final exam. Your grade will be determined by the following weights:

  • Final exam 20%
  • Mid-Term Exams 20% each
  • Homework 10%
  • Quizes 10%
To pass this course with a grade of D or higher you must pass at least one exam. If you have a borderline grade, the final exam takes precedent. You are expected to attend lectures, doing otherwise may result in lower grade.

Absence from exams: Missing an exam is permitted only for the most compelling reasons. You should obtain my permission in advance to miss an exam. Otherwise you will be given a 0. If you are excused from taking an exam, your course grade will be determined by giving extra weight to the final exam. Except in extreme situations, any student missing the final exam will fail the course.

Official University Statement on Academic Dishonesty: Academic dishonesty in any portion of the academic work for a course shall be grounds for awarding grade of F or N for the entire course.

My Statement on Incompletes, S/N: The grade ``I" is assigned only when a student has satisfactorily (a C- grade or better) completed all but a small portion of the work for the course, and has made prior arrangements to complete the work. This means, for example, if you quit attending class after the first exam, and then request an ``I" in the tenth week, your request will be denied. You will fail the course. To obtain an S, you need at least a C- grade.

Scholastic Conduct: Each student should read his/her college bulletin for the definitions and possible penalties for cheating. During the exams you must do your own work. Students suspected of cheating will be reported to the Scholastic Conduct Committee for appropriate action.

Homework:  It is allowed to collaborate on the homework, however the writing should be done independently. 

Complaints: You can address complaints about your lecturer to the Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Bryan Mosher, Vincent Hall 115.

Course Outline

WFM Sep. 4-Sep. 9 Chap. 5
WFM Sep. 11-Sep. 16 Chap. 6
WFM Sep. 18-Sep. 23 Chap. 7
W Sep. 25
Midterm, Chap. 5-7
FMW Sep. 27-Oct. 2.
 Chap. 1
FMW Oct. 4-Oct. 9. Chap. 2
FMW Oct. 11- Oct. 16 Chap. 3
F Oct. 18 Midterm, Chap. 1-3
MWF Oct. 21-Oct. 25 Chap. 11
MWF Oct. 28-Nov. 1 Chap. 12
MWF Nov. 4-Nov. 8 Chap. 13
M Nov. 11 Midterm, Chap. 11-13
WFM Nov. 13-Nov. 18 Chap. 10
WFM Nov. 20-Nov. 25 Chap. 16
WMW Nov. 27-Dec. 4 Chap. 17
FMW Dec. 6-Dec. 11 Review 
F Dec. 13 Final.