Mathematics 300: Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning

Rutgers University, Fall 2013

Anders Buch (asbuch at math dot rutgers period edu)

MTh3, Monday and Thursday 12:00 - 1:20 PM in ARC-108

Course web site:


Smith, Eggen, and Andre, A Transition To Advanced Mathematics, Brooks/Cole (7th ed.)

Office Hours:

Monday 1:20-2:20 pm and Tuesday 3-4 pm.


Midterm 1, Thursday October 10 in class, 20%
Midterm 2, Thursday November 14 in class, 20%
Final exam, Tuesday December 17, 12-3 PM, in ARC-108, 40%
Weekly Homeworks, 20% total.

Final Exam Information:

Here is some advice for studying.

Review Session:

Friday, December 13, 2-4pm, in Hill 423.

Homework Policy:

1) Late homework is not accepted.

2) It is fine to discuss the problems with others, but writeups must be individual. If you have received help for solving a problem, then cite your source(s).

3) It is acceptable to submit homework by email if these instructions are followed.

Homework assignments will appear on the course web site.

Assigned homework sets:

Homework set 1 due September 19 in class.
Homework set 2 due September 23 in class.
Homework set 3 due September 30 in class. (solutions)
Homework set 4 due October 7 in class. (solutions)
Homework set 5 due October 14 in class. (solutions)
Homework set 6 due October 21 in class. (solutions)
Homework set 7 due October 28 in class. (solutions)
Homework set 8 due November 4 in class. (solutions)
Homework set 9 due November 11 in class. (solutions)
Homework set 10 due November 21 in class. (solutions: see practice problems.)
Homework set 11 due December 5 in class. (solutions: see practice problems.)
Practice problems do not turn in. (solutions)