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  • 3/8 Here are solutions for Test 1. Scores can be access above. The high score was 90, and the median was 67.
  • 2/13 Test 1 is in just over 2 weeks. It will cover material from the start of the course through power sets. In particular, it covers
    • making truth tables, and determining logical equivalence
    • negating statements with quantifiers; stating the converse and contrapositive of an if-then statement
    • direct proofs
    • counterexamples for disproof
    • proof by contradiction
    • proofs with cases, including bootstrapping
    • mathematical induction
    • sets: union, intersection, set difference, set complement, subset, set equality, the empty set, and power sets
    It does not cover ordered pairs or products of sets.
  • 2/11 Office hours are cancelled for February 14 while I am covering a class for another faculty member.
  • 1/24 Here is an updated list of the order in which we have covered things/will cover them: 2.1, 2.3, inequalities, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.3, (3.5 and 3.6), 2.2, 4.1-4.4, 5.1-5.5. The sections in parentheses should be read, but they have little to no actual material in them.
  • 1/15 Expect a quiz (involving truth tables) on Thursday of this week.
  • 1/11 In the book, we just covered section 2.1 and will do section 2.3 next.
  • 1/5 Handout on inequalities.
  • 12/29 Office hours are cancelled for January 10 and 11 while I am at a conference.
  • About this course
    This is a course in how to read and write mathematical proofs. This involves
    • Formal logic
    • Use of quantifiers and variables
    • Basic proof techniques
    We will practice our proof writing primarily with set theory, which underlies many subjects in math.
  • Exams:
    • Test 1: March 1
    • Test 2: April 19
    • Final: May 3
  • Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30-11:20, Wednesdays 1:00-1:50, and by appointment.
  • ASU Student Code of Conduct, especially F1 and G.
  • ASU policy on rescheduling final exams: ACD 304-01
  • ASU policy on missed classes.
Last Update: March 8, 2018

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