MAT 441 - Real Analysis
Course Syllabus - Spring 2018
Dr. Kimberly Presser
- Office: MCT 250B
- Office Phone: (717) 477-1540
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office Hours:M-F 12:00 - 1:00 or by appointment
- Real Analysis: A First Course (2nd Edition, Copyright 2002) by Russell A. Gordon.
- To improve your proof writing skills.
- To strengthen your understanding of Calculus and the proofs of main results.
- To expand your knowledge of the real number system.
- To increase your level of mathematical maturity.
- Attend class every day and make your best effort to arrive on time.
- Prior to class, look over the previous material and read the next section to be covered.
- Study outside of class and complete the homework assignments.
- Come see me during office hours (or schedule an appointment) as soon as you need help.
- Be active in class. Participate in class discussions. When working in groups, keep your group on task.
- Check your university email and the class D2L site regularly.
- Be responsible for any material missed when you are absent.
- ALWAYS ask questions if you need help or need a review of previous material.
- ATTENDANCE: I expect you to attend class each day. Be
aware that if you are tardy you may miss important announcements about
homework, tests and other assignments. It is your responsibility
to check D2L and/or contact me to receive any materials handed out in
class. Hard copies of missed materials can be found outside my office
- JOURNALS:You will be asked to write several journal
assignments throughout the semester. Some of these will involve you
learning the text processing language of LaTeX. Further
information about these assignments will be posted online as we
progress through the semester. Your responses will be graded on
presentation, clarity, and promptness as well as the content of
your responses. Your Journal Average will be worth 5% of your
overall grade. LATE JOURNAL ASSIGNMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
- HOMEWORK: Homework assignments will be given on a
regular basis. Homework assignments must be completed individually,
however you may discuss the problems broadly in groups. The write-ups
must be done on your own. Homework will be graded on both effort and
correctness. I suggest that you start homework assignments early and see
me ASAP if you have difficulty with an assignment. The lowest homework
score will be dropped when computing your average. Your Homework Average
will be worth 15% of your overall grade. LATE HOMEWORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Students can earn up to 10% extra credit for submitting homework
assignments written properly using LaTeX. In MAT 185, we teach
LaTeX processing using Overleaf. Students are welcome to use this
or any other text editor. Further information can be found at http://webspace.ship.edu/kjpres/Real/latex.html.
- WEEKLY QUIZZES: Almost every Friday we will have a quiz
on the material for the week. Quizzes will focus on definitions and
examples, while homework assignments will require you to write full
proofs. The lowest quiz score will be dropped when computing your
average. Your Quiz Average is worth 15% of your overall grade.
Students may use a standard 3"x5" notecard on the weekly quizzes.
These cards WILL NOT be allowed during exams.
- EXAMS: There will be three in-class exams during the
semester and a cumulative final exam. Tentative dates and coverage for
the exams are listed on the class schedule. Each regular class exam is
worth 15% of your overall grade and the cumulative final exam is worth
- The scale for overall grades is:
||less than 60
- Make-ups for exams will only be given under unusual circumstances. If you need a make-up, you must contact me as soon as possible and give me proper third-party documentation for your absence. This means a letter from your coach, the Dean, your doctor or a note from your parents. You WILL NOT be allowed to make-up work, if you do not notify me PROMPTLY.
- Accommodations can be made for students who, at the beginning
of the semester, identify themselves to the instructor as having
special needs. If you have a disability that may require special
consideration and/or modifications, please provide documentation
from the Office of Social Equity, suggestions for assistance to
maximize class participation, completion of assignments, etc.,
by the end of the second week of classes.
- It is university policy that any student missing class due to
scheduled religious observances must provide in writing the
dates to be missed at the beginning of the semester.
- It is the policy of Shippensburg University to expect academic
honesty. Students who commit breaches of academic honesty will
be subject to the various sanctions outlined in the
- Academic dishonesty includes but is not limited to: copying
other students' work and submitting it as your own, submitting
work found on the internet as your own, submitting work that
another person is primarily responsible for, and not citing
sources used to complete an assignment.
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This page last updated January 18, 2018.