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Math 347 - Section G1 - Fundamental Mathematics - Fall 2011

Meeting Times and Locations

MWF 3:00 PM - 03:50 PM in 147 Altgeld Hall

Contact Information and Office Hours

Instructor: Philipp Hieronymi
Email: x@y.de - where x is the first letter of my first name and y is my surname
Office: 327 Illini Halll
Office Hours: Tue 10:30 - 11am, Thu 5 - 6pm

Course Content

Fundamental ideas used in many areas of mathematics. Topics will include: techniques of proof, mathematical induction, binomial coefficients, rational and irrational numbers, the least upper bound axiom for real numbers, and a rigorous treatment of convergence of sequences and series. This will be supplemented by the instructor from topics available in the various texts. Students will regularly write proofs emphasizing precise reasoning and clear exposition.

Textbook: D'Angelo and West, Mathematical Thinking: Problem Solvings and Proofs, 2nd Edition, Prentice-Hall, 2000.
A Illinois Compass site for this course is available. Homework and announcement will be posted there.