MAA 4211: Advanced Calculus I
University of Florida, Fall 2020
Online, MWF3 (9:35–10:25)
Office: Little Hall 412
Office hours: M7 (1:55–2:45), T5 (11:45–12:35), and by appointment
Office phone: (352) 294-2338
Introduction, sets, and functions
Sections 1.1 and 1.2
Countable and uncountable sets
The algebraic and order properties of the real numbers
|Monday 9/7||Labor day (no class)|
The absolute value and the real line
The completeness of the real numbers
Homework 1 due (before class starts)
|Wednesday 9/16||Quiz 1|
Intervals and the betweenness property
Nested intervals and the uncountability of the reals
Section 2.5 (continued)
Sequences and limits
Homework 2 due
|Wednesday 9/30||Quiz 2|
The Bolzano–Weierstrass theorem
Limits of functions
Homework 3 due
|Wednesday 10/14||Quiz 3|
Combinations of continuous functions
Continuous functions on intervals
Homework 4 due
Monotone and inverse functions
|Wednesday 10/28||Quiz 4|
The mean value theorem
The Riemann integral
Riemann integrable functions
Homework 5 due
The fundamental theorem of calculus
Pointwise and uniform convergence for sequences of functions
|Wednesday 11/11||Veterans day (no class)|
Interchanges of limits
The exponential and logarithmic functions
|Wednesday 11/18||Quiz 5|
|Wednesday 11/25||Thanksgiving break (no class)|
|Friday 11/27||Thanksgiving break (no class)|
Introduction to series, and absolute convergence
Sections 3.7 and 9.1
Tests for absolute convergence
Homework 6 due
Other tests for convergence
Series of functions
|Wednesday 12/9||Quiz 6 (and last day of class)|
Bartle and Sherbert’s Introduction to Real Analysis, 4th edition.
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.
Work submitted for a grade in this course will be graded in a most rigorous fashion, and thusly, such work should have a good deal of thought and care put into it. Work which is sloppy or messy or that which is not written in a clear and coherent fashion will be marked down. This includes losing points for grammatical errors, spelling mistakes, and similar offenses. This course is a gateway course to many upper-division mathematics courses, and the high level of work that will be expected in this course is to ensure that students who pass this course have the best opportunity for success in future math courses.
There will be 6 quizzes and 6 homework assignments throughout the semester, as indicated in the schedule.
All quizzes will be open-book and open-note. Late homework will not be accepted except by prior agreement.
Your course score will consist of your homework average (40% of the score) and your quiz average (60% of the score). Final letter grades will be assigned on a curve, which will be no tougher than the 10-point scale: 90%–100% will be some form of A, 80–90% will be at least some form of B, etc.
If you have a disagreement with the grading of one of your solutions, I ask that you submit a written request for reconsideration within one month.
Grading will be in accordance with the UF policy stated at https://catalog.ufl.edu/ugrad/current/regulations/info/grades.aspx.
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.
Our class sessions may be audio-visually recorded for students in the class to refer back and for enrolled students who are unable to attend live. Students who participate with their camera engaged or utilize a profile image are agreeing to have their video or image recorded. If you are unwilling to consent to have your profile or video image recorded, be sure to keep your camera off and do not use a profile image. Likewise, students who un-mute during class and participate orally are agreeing to have their voice recorded. If you are not willing to consent to have your voice recorded during class, you will need to keep your mute button activated and communicate exclusively using the “chat” feature, which allows students to type questions and comments live. The chat will not be recorded or shared. As in all courses, unauthorized recording and unauthorized sharing of recorded materials by students or any other party is prohibited.
Attendance is strongly encouraged but does not factor into grading.
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 https://catalog.ufl.edu/ugrad/current/regulations/info/attendance.aspx.
Accommodations for students with disabilities
Students with disabilities requesting accommodations should first register with the Disability Resource Center (352-392-8565, https://www.dso.ufl.edu/drc/) 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.
Students are expected to provide feedback on the quality of instruction in this course by completing online evaluations at https://evaluations.ufl.edu. Evaluations are typically open during the last two or three weeks of the semester, but students will be given specific times when they are open. Summary results of these assessments are available to students at https://evaluations.ufl.edu/results/.
The official UF policy for filing a complaint about the course may be found here.
Counseling and Wellness Center
https://counseling.ufl.edu/, 392-1575; and the University Police Department: 392-1111 or 9-1-1 for emergencies.
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