Advanced Calculus I F20

MAA 4211: Advanced Calculus I

University of Florida, Fall 2020

Online, MWF3 (9:35–10:25)

Instructor information:

Vince Vatter

Office: Little Hall 412
Office hours: M7 (1:55–2:45), T5 (11:45–12:35), and by appointment
Office phone: (352) 294-2338

Tentative schedule

Date Topics
1 Monday 8/31 Introduction, sets, and functions
Sections 1.1 and 1.2
2 Wednesday 9/2 Countable and uncountable sets
Section 1.3
3 Friday 9/4 The algebraic and order properties of the real numbers
Section 2.1
Monday 9/7 Labor day (no class)
4 Wednesday 9/9 The absolute value and the real line
Section 2.2
5 Friday 9/11 The completeness of the real numbers
Section 2.3
Homework 1 due (before class starts)
6 Monday 9/14 The supremum
Section 2.4
Wednesday 9/16 Quiz 1
7 Friday 9/18 Intervals and the betweenness property
Section 2.5
8 Monday 9/21 Nested intervals and the uncountability of the reals
Section 2.5 (continued)
9 Wednesday 9/23 Sequences and limits
Section 3.1
Homework 2 due
10 Friday 9/25 Limit theorems
Section 3.2
11 Monday 9/28 Monotone sequences
Section 3.3
Wednesday 9/30 Quiz 2
12 Friday 10/2 The Bolzano–Weierstrass theorem
Section 3.4
13 Monday 10/5 Cauchy sequences
Section 3.5
14 Wednesday 10/7 Limits of functions
Section 4.1
Homework 3 due
15 Friday 10/9 Limits of functions, continued
Section 4.1
16 Monday 10/12 Limit theorems
Section 4.2
Wednesday 10/14 Quiz 3
17 Friday 10/16 Continuity
Section 5.1
18 Monday 10/19 Combinations of continuous functions
Section 5.2
19 Wednesday 10/21 Continuous functions on intervals
Section 5.3
Homework 4 due
Friday 10/23 No class
20 Monday 10/26 Continuous functions on intervals
Section 5.3 continued
Wednesday 10/28 Quiz 4
21 Friday 10/30 Uniform continuity
Section 5.4
22 Monday 11/2 Monotone and inverse functions
Section 5.6
Wednesday 11/4 No class
23 Friday 11/6 The derivative
Section 6.1
24 Monday 11/9 Inverse functions and Leibniz notation
Section 6.1 continued
Wednesday 11/11 Veterans day (no class)
25 Friday 11/13 The mean value theorem
Section 6.2
Homework 5 due
26 Monday 11/16 The Riemann integral
Section 7.1
Wednesday 11/18 Quiz 5
27 Friday 11/20 Properties of the Riemann integral
Section 7.1 continued
28 Monday 11/23 The fundamental theorem of calculus
Section 7.3
Wednesday 11/25 Thanksgiving break (no class)
Friday 11/27 Thanksgiving break (no class)
29 Monday 11/30 Pointwise and uniform convergence for sequences of functions
Section 8.1
30 Wednesday 12/2 Interchanges of limits
Section 8.2
Homework 6 due
31 Friday 12/4 The exponential and logarithmic functions
Section 8.3
32 Monday 12/7 Trigonometric functions
Section 8.4
Wednesday 12/9 Quiz 6 (and last day of class)

Further information


Bartle and Sherbert’s Introduction to Real Analysis, 4th edition.

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.


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

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.


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.

Class attendance

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

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.

Online evaluations

Students are expected to provide feedback on the quality of instruction in this course by completing online evaluations at 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


The official UF policy for filing a complaint about the course may be found here.

Counseling and Wellness Center, 392-1575; and the University Police Department: 392-1111 or 9-1-1 for emergencies.

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