Dave Trautman
Thompson 324
Cell: 843-870-3769

This is the website for MATH 403, Introduction to Analysis I. The text is An Introduction to Analysis, second edition, by James R. Kirkwood. We will cover Chapters 1 through 7, as shown in the daily syllabus.

There will be 630 points of credit in the course. There will be two 100-point take home exams during the course as shown in the daily syllabus, a take home final exam worth 200 points, 110 points of hand-in homework, and three larger written assignments worth 40 points each. 

You will receive three bonus points for each Problem of the Week which you correctly work.

The final exam will be given out on Monday, 23 April, and will be due on Tuesday, 1 May at 8:00 am.

There will be a lot of hand-in homework, which is not unexpected given that it accounts for over 1/3 of the points in the course.  Note that there will be much less computational homework compared to the homework in a calculus class, and there will be more writing (including proofs) than occurs in more elementary classes. You will have to put some effort into learning how to write mathematics well. This includes using complete sentences and paragraphs to write mathematics. The writing is especially important in the three large assignments.

The daily syllabus show some practice problems for most class days. You do not have to hand in these problems. You are to do them to see if you understand the course material. We will go over most of these problems in future class periods.  Hand-in assignments will be distributed electronically and via hard copy. These assignments will be clearly distinguishable from practice problems.

If you need help please come in and see me. My office hours are 3:00 to 4:00 on Monday and Wednesday, 2:30 to 3:30 Tuesday, 1:30 to 2:30 Thursday, and 10:30 to 11:30 on Friday. I spend a lot more time than that in my office. On most days I will spend all afternoon in my office.