MAA 4211: Advanced Calculus I
University of Florida, Fall 2021
Fine Arts Building 105, 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 and √2
Sets, functions, and proofs
The axiom of completeness (suprema and infima)
Consequences of completeness
Homework 1 due (before class starts)
Introduction to sequences and series
|Monday 9/6||Labor day (no class)|
Limits of sequences
|Wednesday 9/15||Quiz 1|
Subsequences and Bolzano–Weierstrass
Homework 2 due (before class starts)
The Cantor set
Open and closed sets
|Wednesday 9/29||Quiz 2|
Perfect and connected sets
Examples of some exotic functions
|Friday 10/8||Homecoming (no class)|
Limits of functions
Homework 3 due (before class starts)
Continuous functions on compact sets
The intermediate value theorem
|Wednesday 10/20||Quiz 3|
Sets of discontinuity
Introduction to derivatives
Derivatives and the intermediate value property
Homework 4 due (before class starts)
The mean value theorems
A continuous nowhere-differentiable function
|Wednesday 11/3||Quiz 4|
Uniform convergence (of sequences of functions)
Uniform convergence and differentiation
Series of functions
Homework 5 due (before class starts)
|Wednesday 11/17||Quiz 5|
Introduction to integration
The Riemann integral
|Wednesday 11/24||Thanksgiving break (no class)|
|Wednesday 11/26||Thanksgiving break (no class)|
Integrating functions with discontinuities
Properties of the integral
Homework 6 due (before class starts)
The fundamental theorem of calculus
Reimann’s original definition
|Wednesday 12/8||Quiz 6 (and last day of class)|
Abbott’s Understanding Analysis, 2th edition.
Advanced treatment of limits, differentiation, integration and series.
In addition to mastery of the course content, course objectives include reading, writing, and discovering proofs and constructing proofs and counterexamples in analysis.
Expectations and grading rubric
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.
Most of the work required in this course will consist of writing proofs. These proofs will be assigned scores of 0–4 points based on the following guidelines.
The work contains no original steps toward a correct solution. This includes work that simply consists of relevant definitions or theorems without interpretation.
The work contains some original steps toward a correct solution but does not contain a workable outline of the full solution. This grade is also used if the student has misunderstood the question or made an unwarranted simplifying assumption that makes the problem trivial.
The work contains an outline of a correct solution and several steps toward this solution. However, the writing may be unclear, or there may be holes in the argument.
The work is resembles a full, complete proof, but it has some serious deficiencies. These may include incomplete sentences, abbreviating words with logical symbols such as those for “for all” or “implies”, imprecise definitions, or overlooking trivial cases. In general this grade is reserved for work which would receive 4 points with minor revision.
The work consists of a full, complete proof and is reasonably well written in complete sentences, without logical symbols. There may be minor typos or clumsy writing that could be improved, but no important steps of the solution are omitted or incorrect.
There will be 6 quizzes and 6 homework assignments throughout the semester, as indicated in the schedule.
All quizzes will be closed-book, closed-note, and in-class. Homework will be collected online, via Canvas. Late homework will not be accepted except by prior agreement.
All assignments will count equally toward your grade.
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.
Attendance is strongly encouraged but is not a component of grades.
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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