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Intro. to Mathematical Reasoning
(MAT 215-201) 

Instructor:  Ash, J. M. 

Quarter:  Winter, 2010

Time:  TTh 9:40-11:10

Campus:  LPC

Room: Levan 505

Homepage: http://www.depaul.edu/~mash/
E-mail: mash@math.depaul.edu
Phone: (773)325-4216
Fax: (773)325-7807
Office: 507 Schmidt Academic Center
Office Hours: Tu 1-2:30, Th 8-9:30. Also by
appointment, email or telephone.




MAT 149, 151, 161, 171, or placement by the Mathematics Diagnostic Test.  Prerequisites are strictly enforced by the Math Department. A prerequisite can only be waived by the approval of the instructor and the department chair.


Textbooks and other materials

Mathematical Proofs, 2nd edition by Chartrand, Polimeni, and Zhang. Pearson Education, Inc., 2008.


Chapters of the book

Chapter 1: Sets

Chapter 2: Logic

Chapter 3: Direct Proof and Proof by Contrapositive

Chapter 4: More on Direct Proof and Proof by Contrapositive

Chapter 5.: Existence and Proof by Contradiction

Chapter 6: Mathematical Induction

Chapter 7: Prove or Disprove

Chapter 8: Equivalence Relation

Chapter 9: Functions


Homework and Grading Policy

Midterm and final exams, in class and closed book will count equally in determining a preliminary grade. Home- work will be assigned each class day, discussed the next class day, collected the next class day and will increase or decrease the preliminary grade by at most one grade. For example, B+ and satisfactory homework = A-. Make-up exams will not be given. You must attend the final exam. The final exam will be from 8:45-11:00 on Tuesday, March 16, 2010.



Classroom lectures and discussion.




Free, starts in second week, see class web page for details.



DePaul University's Academic Integrity Policy

Students must abstain from any violations of academic integrity and set examples for each other by assuming full responsibility for their academic and personal development, including informing themselves about and following the university's academic policy. Violations of academic integrity include but are not limited to the following categories: cheating; plagiarism; fabrication; falsification or sabotage of research data; destruction or misuse of the university's academic resources; alteration or falsification of academic records; and academic misconduct. Conduct that is punishable under the Academic Integrity Policy could result in additional disciplinary actions by other university officials and possible civil or criminal prosecution. To review the complete Academic Integrity Policy of the University, please go to  http://studentaffairs.depaul.edu/code_StudentResponsibility/code16.html


Students with Disabilities

Students who feel they may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact me privately to discuss their specific needs. All discussions will remain confidential.
To ensure that you receive the most appropriate accommodation based on your needs, contact me as early as possible in the quarter (preferably within the first two weeks of class), and make sure you have contacted the PLuS Program (for LD and/or AD/HD) at 773-325-4239 in SAC 220, or The Office for Students with Disabilities (for all other disabilities) at 773-325-7290 in Student Center 370.