**Instructor: ** Adam S. Sikora
115 Math Bldg.
** Class meets: ** MWF, 250 Math ** • E: ** 12:00-12:50pm, ** • G: ** 2:00-2:50pm

**Recitations ** in Math 250. E: Mon 8-8:50am, G: Fri 8-8:50am, (Starting 2nd week of classes.)

** TA: ** Raymond James ** Office: ** TBA Math Bldg, Phone: 645-TBA, **
Email: ** TBA at-buffalo-dot-edu

** TA's office hours:** TBA and Math Help Center, Rm 107/110.

** Office hours: ** TBA or by appointment.

** Email from me to you:** Class announcements will be sent to you via email. Please check your UB email daily.

** Email from you to me:** Any questions related to the course content or procedures of a non-personal nature should be asked on the Piazza discussion forum. (To be set up soon.) Posting complete HW solutions before they are due is not allowed.

For personal issues, use ** Email: ** asikora at buffalo.edu

**Prerequisite:** Math 141.

**Text:**
Lecture Notes
(I suggest that you print one chapter at a time, as I may introduce improvements to the notes during the course of the semester.)

**Supplemental texts:**
As the notes above may be too compact at times for many of you, I recommend that you purchase the following two textbooks which cover many of the topics of this course in more details. Buy both of these books, if you can afford, or at least one of them.

- Mathematical Proofs, A Transition to Advanced Mathematics by Chartrand, Polimeni, and Zhang.
- How to prove it, a structured approach, 2nd ed., Danniel J. Velleman, Cambridge U. Press, 2006.

You are required to know the material in the lectures, the notes (even if not covered in lecture, except as indicated) and in the homework. Only non-graphing, non-programmable calculators are permitted on exams/quizzes. You are expected to attend each test as scheduled, unless you have a documented medical or other valid excuse. IDs will be checked. Contact me

Additionally, there may be some simple quizzes during lectures.

- the best two tests, 100pts each, and recitation quizzes, 100pts, or

- three tests, 100pts each.

360pts (total) including at least 80% on last test guarantees A.

352pts (total) including at least 70% on last test guarantees A-.

The final grades will be curved.

HW | Class Date | Class contents and HW | Due |
---|---|---|---|

1 |
Aug 28, 30, Sep 1 | Sec. 1: 1-3, Sec. 2: 1,3,4a,5,10,17 |
G: Sep 11. E: Sep 13. |

Sep 4 | Labor Day | ||

2 |
Sep 6,8 | Sec. 2: 11, 12, 16 Sec: 3: 1-5. |
G: Sep 18, E: Sep 20. |

3 |
Sep 11,13,15 | Sec. 4: 1,3,4,6,7,8,11ii,13 Sec. 5: 1,2,3. |
G: Sep 25, E: Sep 27 |

4 |
Sep 18,20,22 | Sec. 5: 4,6,9,11,13 Sec. 6: 1,3. |
G: Oct 2, E: Oct 4 |

5 |
Sep 25,27,29 | Sec. 6: 4,5,6 Sec. 7: 1,2 Sec. 8: 1,2. |
G: Oct 9, E: Oct 11. |

6 |
Oct 2,9 | Sec. 8: 3,6,7,8,9,11 |
G: Oct 16, E: Oct 18. |

7 |
Oct 11,13,16 | Sec. 9: 2,3,6,8,9,10. |
G: Oct 23, E: Oct 25. |