# Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning Math 300:03;   Prof. Weibel, Fall 2023

Office hours: (Hill 218) Monday and Tuesday 1:40-3:00 PM
Class meets W2F5, in Tillet 230 (Livingston Campus). (10:20-11:40AM and 3:50-5:10PM)

Text for Fall 2023: D. Smith, M. Eggen and R. St. Andre,
A transition to advanced mathematics, Cengage, 2015 (8th ed.)

Exams: There will be two in-class exams and a Final Exam

• Friday October 13, covering chapters 1 and 2
• Friday December 1, covering chapters 3, 4, 5 and 6
• December 19 (8-11 AM, TIL 230), Final Exam (cumulative)
Tentative Syllabus: We will cover most of the book.
9/6-20: Chapter 1 (Logic and Proofs)
9/22-10/6: Chapter 2 (Sets and Induction)
10/11-13: Review and First Hour Exam
10/18-27: Chapter 3 (Relations and Partitions)
11/1-11/8: Chapter 4 (Functions)
11/10-11/15: Chapter 5 (Cardinality)
11/17-22: Chapter 6 (Concepts of Algebra)
[11/22 is a Friday class schedule]
11/23: special lecture by Tom Turkey
11/29-12/1: Review and Second Hour Exam
12/6-12/13: Sections 6.1-6.4 (groups and subgroups)

Dec 19, 2023: Math 300 Final Exam (8:00 AM-11:00 AM) in TIL 230

#### Homework for Math 300

To be turned in during class, on paper.

DueProblems
9/13 1.1 #1.1(a,b),3(d,f); 1.2 #8,9(a,c),12a
9/20 1.3 #7a;   1.4 #2,7d,9,11c;   1.5 #2(a,c),12(a,c)
9/27 1.6 #9(c,f,i); 1.7 #4;   1.8#6;   2.1 #3b,7,12
10/4 2.2#1(b,d,f,h),10(a,b),20(b,c);   2.3#4(b,d);  2.4#1(why?)
10/11 2.4 #4(c,e), 5(c,h,n), 12(c,g); 2.5 #5, 14(a); 2.6 #1, 4(a,b), 7, 13(b), 17(b,c)
10/253.1 #17(d,f);  3.2 #1(b,d,g),7,8(b),11;   3.3 #3,8;   3.4 #3,8(b)
11/13.4 #12(b,e);  3.5 #3,4,7,8,11,17(b),22(c,g)
11/84.1 #6(b); 4.2 #1(b,f,g),5; 4.3 #1(d,e,g),3(b,c); 4.4 #3(d,e); 4.5 #3,5
11/154.6 #4,5(d,g,i),10,13(c); 4.7 #1(a,b),2(a,f),3(b,d),7,8(d)
11/295.1 #4,5,15; 5.2 #4(f,h),12(b); 5.3 #3,9(c); 5.4 #4(a,c,e,f),17(a,c)
12/1Midterm Exam (chapters 3-5)
12/13 6.1 #5,11(a,b),16(f); 6.2 #1(b),6(c,d),16; 6.3 #3,7

Course Grades will be determined by counting the Final Exam as double the weight of the HW/quizzes, and two hour exams.

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Last updated: September 12, 2023