Math 313

Analysis I, Spring 2014

Time:                MWF 1:00-1:50
Location:          307 Addams Hall
Instructor:         Henri Gillet
Office:              405 SEO
Phone:              413-2157
Course Website:
Office Hours:        Monday 2:00-3:00, and Wednesday 3:00-4:00 or by request.
Text:            “Elementary Analysis: the Theory of Calculus”, by Ross

Syllabus: We will cover as much of text as possible. I.e. Chapters 1-6. Analysis can be described as “calculus done properly” i.e. Analysis is Calculus provided with its rigorous foundations. We will redo many things that you may have thought you understood, but now with an emphasis not on how to compute things, but rather on why things are true.
We will not assume anything until it has been proved. Our goal will be to truly understand why calculus works, providing an understanding well beyond what is given in a standard calculus course. In addition, in the homework you will be given a number of exercises that will help in this understanding.

Lectures vs the Textbook. There may be material presented in the lectures that is either not in the textbook, or that is presented in a different way than in the textbook. “I was not in class the day that was discussed” is not a valid excuse.

Homework: There will be weekly homework assignments in this class. The assignments will be posted on the web site each Friday and due one week later at the beginning of class on the following Friday. Collaboration with other students on homework is encouraged; indeed working in groups on the homework is one of the best ways to learn the material. However, all answers must be written in your own words. i.e. use discussion with other students (or TA’s at the MLC) to improve your understanding of the material. There will be no homework due the weeks of the hour exams.

Please make sure that UIC has the correct email address for you. Otherwise you will not get emails from me via Blackboard.

Late homework: Late homework is normally not accepted except in special circumstances, and permission must be granted in advance.

Exams: There will be a final exam at the end of the semester, as well as two in-class exams.
The mid-terms are TENTATIVELY scheduled for the following dates:

Exam 1: February 12
Exam 2: March 19

Make-up exams will be allowed only in case of (documented) emergency and must be arranged in advance.

Grading: Each in-class exam will count for 1/6 of your total grade, the final will be 1/3 of your grade, and the homework will be 1/3 of your grade. Your lowest homework score will be dropped.

Academic Integrity & Classroom Behavior
While I strongly encourage you to discuss the content of the course, including the homework problems, with each other, all work submitted should be your own work.  All students in the course should behave in a fashion that respects the members of the course and the educational process.  In particular please mute your cellphones during class. See for general information on policies relating to academic integrity and student conduct. 


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