Advanced Calculus I (MAA4211) Fall 2019

Fall 2019: Section 16G0, MWF 2nd hour, Little Hall, room 125


Office: Little Hall 484

Office Hours: M 5th, W 7th, F 3rd

EXAM WEEK OFFICE HOURS:   Monday 1-3pm, Tuesday 10am-12, Wednesday 1-3pm

Text: There is no required text for the course, all the material may be found in the lecture notes which will be posted below as the course progresses. If you want to look at a book, two that may be helpful are

Introduction to Analysis, by Maxwell Rosenlicht, Dover, 1968.


Principles of Mathematical Analysis, by Walter Rudin, McGraw-Hill, 1976.

Course Content

A rigorous treatment of the foundations of Calculus including the real numbers; metric spaces; continuity, differentiation; and sequences and series of functions. In addition to mastery of the course content, course objectives include reading, writing, and discovering proofs and constructing proofs and counterexamples in analysis.

During the fall semester I expect to cover Chapters 1–8 in the lecture notes.

Lecture Notes

Current lecture notes (updated 4 November 2019—fixed statement and proof of Theorem 6.20)

Exam review pages

For those taking the optional final exam, here are the exam review pages:

Exam 1 review

Exam 2 review

Exam 3 review


Next week’s lectures

Monday November 25 – Review for Exam 3, Homework 9 due, Review page for Exam 3

This week’s lectures

Friday November 22 – Finish Section 8, uniform continuity (Section 8.5)

Wednesday November 20 – Continuity and connectedness; the intermediate value theorem, Homework 9 assigned

Monday November 18 – Continuity and compactness; the extreme value theorem

Past lectures

Friday November 15 – sequential continuity continued, continuity of rational operations

Wednesday November 13 – sequential continuity

Monday November 11 – no classes (Veterans’ Day holiday)

Friday November 8 – Start Section 8 -definition of continuity

Wednesday November 6 – finish Section 6 (if needed), start Section 7

Monday November 4 – Section 6.4 (sequential compactness) – Homework 8 assigned

Friday November 1 – Start Section 6.3 (the Lebesgue Number of a cover)

NOTE: There are some errors in the notes in Section 6.4; a new version with corrections will be posted by Monday November 4.

Wednesday October 30 – Section 6.2 (compactness and closed sets)

Monday October 28 – Continue Section 6, through Theorem 6.6

Friday October 25 – Begin Section 6

Wednesday October 23 – Exam 2

Monday October 21 – Review for Exam 2, rewrite of Homework 6 due, Review Page for Exam 2

Friday October 18 – Section 5 – Cauchy sequences, Homework 7 due

Wednesday October 16 – Section 4.6 (limsup and liminf)

Monday October 14 – Start Section 4.5 (subsequences), Homework 7 assigned

Friday October 11 – Sample problem 4.1, begin Section 4.4 (limit theorems)

Wednesday October 9 – continue Section 4.3 (uncountability of R, decimal expansions)

Monday October 7 – Start Section 4.3 (monotone sequences of real numbers)

Friday October 4 -no class (Homecoming)

Wednesday October 2 – more discussion of limit points, including Exercise 4.13 and Problem 4.5. Homework 5 due. Homework 6 assigned.

Monday September 30 – Continue Section 4, through Definition 4.9 (limit points)

Friday September 27 – Continue Section 4, through Proposition 4.6. Homework 5 assigned.

Wednesday September 25 – Section 3.3.2 (relatively open sets), begin Section 4 (sequences)

Monday September 23 -Section 3.3.1 (open sets and norms)

Friday September 20 – Exam 1 – covering Sections 1, 2, 3 EXCEPT for Section 3.3.1 (Open sets and norms) and 3.3.2 (Relatively open sets). In particular Exercises 3.7, 3.8 and Problem 3.5 will not be relevant to the exam.

Wednesday September 18 – Review for Exam 1 – covering most of Sections 1,2,3 (I will give a more precise syllabus for the exam in Monday’s class)

Monday September 16 – more on norms, Section 3.4 (closed sets) – Homework 4 due

Friday September 13 – Continue Section 3, through Example 3.21

Wednesday September 11 – Continue Section 3–finished Section 3.1 and started 3.3 (we will return to 3.2 next week). Homework 3 due, Homework 4 assigned

Monday September 9 – Finish Section 2, begin Section 3

Friday September 6 – Continue Section 2 (starting with Theorem 2.10), Homework 2 due (and rewrites of Homework 1), Homework 3 assigned

Wednesday September 4 – classes cancelled (Hurricane Dorian)

Monday September 2 – no classes (Labor Day holiday)

Friday August 30 – Begin Section 2

Wednesday August 28 – Finish Section 1.3, homework 2 assigned (If you are rewriting Homework 1, that is also due Wednesday 4 September.)

Monday August 26 – Begin Section 1.3, homework 1 due

Friday August 23 – Continue Section 1, through Definition 1.17.

Wednesday August 21 – first meeting, introduction to the course, begin Section 1, through Example 1.5.


Homework assignments

Homework will be collected and graded roughly once a week; for a total of about 10 to 15 problems. In addition several problems will be assigned each lecture (not to be turned in). Late homework will not be accepted, but the the lowest two homework scores will be dropped.

Homework submissions in LaTeX are encouraged. I will provide a template .tex file for you to use (see below).

All problem numbers refer to the lecture notes posted above.

Homework 9  (due Monday 25 November) – Problems 8.10 and 8.24

Homework 8  (due Wednesday 13 November) – Problem 6.4

Homework 7 (due Friday 18 October) – Problem 4.13

Homework 6 (due Wednesday 9 October) – Problem 4.4

Homework 5 (due Wednesday 2 October) – EXERCISES (not Problems!) 4.1 and 4.2

Homework 4 (due Monday 16 September) – Problem 3.1

Homework 3 (due Wednesday 11 September) – Problem 2.3

Homework 2 (due Friday 6 September) – Problem 1.6 (note revised due date)

Homework 1 (due Monday 26 August) – Problem 1.2  (careful—notice this is Problem 1.2, not Exercise 1.2).


You can find a template .tex file to use for homework assignments at this link:

When submitting homework as a .tex file please

  • name the file yournamehmknumber.tex (no spaces or parentheses please);
  • email the file as an attachment;
  • include your name and homework number in the subject line;
  • verify that the file compiles by running pdflatex or, if you are using sage math cloud, by using the pdf option, before submission;
  • use the homework template below. Feel free to modify this template, except for the documentclass and the included packages and the macro \cc;
  • for redoes, include the original submission with a \newpage separating the resubmission (first) from the original (second).
  • Please no spaces or # (or other unusual characters) in the file name.


Grading policies

The course grade will consist of the homework average (25% of the final grade) and three midterm exams (25% each). Final grades are assigned according to the standard scale: 90-100 A, 87-89 A-, 84-86 B+, 80-83 B, 77-79 B-, etc.

Tentative exam dates are as follows:

Exam 1. Friday September 20
Exam 2. Wednesday October 23
Exam 3. Monday December 2

The (optional) final exam (Thursday, December 12, 12:30–1:30pm) will serve as a make-up.

No notes or books will be allowed during exams.

University policies and resources

Grades: Grading will be in accord with the UF policy stated at

Honor Code: “UF students are bound by The Honor Pledge which states, “We, the members of the University of Florida community, pledge to hold ourselves and our peers to the highest standards of honor and integrity by abiding by the Honor Code. On all work submitted for credit by students at the University of Florida, the following pledge is either required or implied: “On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid in doing this assignment.” The Honor Code specifies a number of behaviors that are in violation of this code and the possible sanctions. Furthermore, you are obligated to report any condition that facilitates academic misconduct to appropriate personnel. If you have any questions or concerns, please consult with the instructor or TAs in this class.”

Class Attendance: “Requirements for class attendance and make-up exams, assignments, and other work in this course are consistent with university policies that can be found at:

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities: “Students with disabilities requesting accommodations should first register with the Disability Resource Center (352-392-8565, by providing appropriate documentation. Once registered, students will receive an accommodation letter which must be presented to the instructor when requesting accommodation. Students with disabilities should follow this procedure as early as possible in the semester.”

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