Mathematics 300: Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning

Rutgers University, Spring 2010

Anders Buch (asbuch at math dot rutgers period edu)

MTh3, Monday and Thursday 11:30 AM - 12:50 PM in Scott Hall 121

Final Exam:

Time: Thursday May 6, 2010, 8:30 - 10:30 am in Scott 121.

Sections covered: 1.1-1.7, 2.1-2.5, 3.1-3.4, 4.1-4.5, 5.1-5.4.

Special notice: One problem on the final will be a homework problem, and another will be a midterm problem!

Here are some suggestions for studying and a list of practice problems.

Course web site:


Smith, Eggen, and Andre, A Transition To Advanced Mathematics, Brooks/Cole, 2001 (6th ed.)

Office Hours:

Monday 12:50 pm in Scott Hall and Friday 2-3 pm in Hill Center 234.


Midterm 1, Monday March 1 in class, 20%
Midterm 2, Thursday April 8 in class, 20%
Final exam, 40%
Weekly Homeworks, 20% total.

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).

Homework assignments will appear on the course web site.

Assigned homework sets:

Homework set 1 due February 4 in class.
Homework set 2 due February 11 in class.
Homework set 3 due February 25 in class.
Homework set 4 due March 11 in class.
Homework set 5 due April 1 in class.
Homework set 6 due April 15 in class.
Homework set 7 due April 29 in class.