MAT 441 - Real Analysis
Dr. Kimberly Presser
- Office: MCT 274
- Office Phone: (717) 477-1540
- Fax: (717) 477-4009
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office Hours: MW 11:00 - 12:00, TTh 1:00 - 2:00,
Th 9:30 - 10:30
- Introduction to Real Analysis (Copyright 2003 --
Updated online May 2012) by William F. Trench. This book
is available as a PDF download from the author's website at http://ramanujan.math.trinity.edu/wtrench/misc/index.shtml.
bookstore will be producing printed copies of the sections we
will be using for about $20 each. These will be available
- 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
- 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.
- Form study groups with classmates.
- 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. You need to communicate your difficulties to
me in order to get the appropriate help in class.
- 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 door.
- 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 10% 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. Your homework average will
be worth 20% of your overall grade. LATE HOMEWORK WILL NOT
- DAILY QUIZZES: Every day we will have a quiz question
of the day. You will earn from 0 to 4 points on each quiz. You
receive a 0 if you are absent, 1 point if you are in attendance
but have no idea how to answer the question, 2 points for an
attempt to answer the question which has a big error in it, 3
points for an attempt to answer the question which has a small
error in it and 4 points for a correct answer. I will drop your
three lowest daily quiz scores when computing your average. Your
Quiz Average is worth 15% of your overall grade.
- EXAMS: There will be two 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 17.5% of your overall grade and the
cumulative final exam is worth 20%.
- 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
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, 2013.