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# Intro to Higher Mathematics -- Spring 2018

**MTH 300 - Intro to Higher Mathematics.** A transition between elementary calculus and higher mathematics with emphasis on techniques of proof. (PR: C or better in MTH 230)

- Time and Place: 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm MTWR at 518 Smith Hall.
- Instructor: Peter Saveliev (call me Peter).
- Office: Smith Hall 713.
- Office Hours: MW 4:00, TR 3:00, or by appointment.
- Office Phone: x4639.
- E-mail: saveliev@marshall.edu.
- Class Web-Page: math03.com.
- Prerequisites: a certain level of mathematical maturity acquired through experience with calculus, algebra, geometry, etc. -- Calculus III.
- Text:
*Mathematical Proofs (A transition to higher mathematics)*by Chartrand/Ploimeni/Zhang (recommended reading) and the lecture notes. - Outcomes: the student will become proficient at reading proofs, checking proofs, discovering proofs, and writing proofs; the student will also start to become familiar with various constructions of advanced mathematics.
- Computer Restrictions: graphic calculator TI-83 or TI-83+.
- Activities: the student will practice each outcome via the homework given in the textbook and online.
- Evaluation: the student achievement of each outcome will be assessed via:
- in-class quizzes;
- online quizzes: based on the course material, provided by Webwork, http://webwork.marshall.edu/webwork2/S18-Math-300-Saveliev/;
- in-class tests.

- Grade Breakdown:
- participation: $5\%$,
- quizzes: $30\%$,
- midterm: $25\%$,
- final exam: $40\% $,

i.e., the total score is the following weighted average of the five scores: $$\text{TOTAL }= .05 \times P + .30\times Q + .25\times M + .40\times F.$$

For other details, see **Course policy**.

## Lectures

They will appear here as the course progresses.

Notes:

Reading assignment:

- Section 1.2 Logical connectives and truth tables in your textbook
*Mathematical Proofs*.

YouTube playlist: Proofs

## Exams

Upcoming:

- Intro to Higher Mathematics -- Spring 2018 -- midterm, Monday March 5
- Intro to Higher Mathematics -- Spring 2018 -- final exam, Friday May 4, 12:45 - 1:45 pm

Old exams (to be used for testing not studying):