## Math 341 Syllabus

**Classroom:** 135 TMCB

**Time:** 1:00-1:50 am MWF

**Instructor:** Dr.
David Cardon, 326 TMCB, 801-422-4863,
cardon@mathematics.byu.edu

**Teaching Assistant:** Xueming Hui,
xueminghui@mathematics.byu.edu

**Office Hours:** Both Dr. Cardon and Xueming Hui
will hold office hours. See the
schedule page.

**Textbook:**
Understanding Analysis, 2nd Edition
by Stephen Abbott.

**Math 341 Prerequisites:**
A good understanding of first year calculus (Math 112
and 113) and Math 290.

**Math 341 Description:** Rigorous treatment of
calculus of a single real
variable: topology, order, completeness of the real numbers;
continuity, differentiability, integrability, and
convergence of functions.

Grading: |
Homework | 40% |

3 Midterm Exams | 50% | |

Final Exam | 10% | |

93% will guarantee at least an | A | |

90% will guarantee at least an | A- | |

87% will guarantee at least a | B+ | |

83% will guarantee at least a | B | |

80% will guarantee at least a | B- | |

77% will guarantee at least a | C+ | |

73% will guarantee at least a | C | |

70% will guarantee at least a | C- | |

etc. |

**Midterm Exams:** The midterm exams
will be in the Testing Center on the
days indicated in the schedule. The midterm exams will be
untimed and closed book.

**Final Exam:** The final exam will
be in the classroom at the time scheduled by the University.

**Reading Log:** This will be
question 0 on each homework assignments. See the "Schedule"
page for details.

**Course Objectives:** There are two main objectives of the course. The first
is to obtain a thorough understanding of the real number
system and of calculus of a single real variable. The second
is to learn to express the ideas studied in the course
clearly in written form. For a detailed list of learning
objectives, see the
Math 341 wiki page.

**Class Preparation Time: "**The expectation for undergraduate courses is three
hours of work per week per credit hour for the average
student who is appropriately prepared; much more time may be
required to achieve excellence." (BYU Undergraduate Catalog)

"The grade A means that the student's performance, achievement, and understanding were excellent in the portion of the subject covered in the class." (BYU Undergraduate Catalog)

**Homework:** Homework will be collected on
most days that the class meets. It is due **at the beginning** of class
on the day indicated on the schedule. Consistent, diligent
completion of homework assignments is essential to success in the
course.

Students are responsible to read and understand all relevant sections of the text as part of their studying.

As one of the main objectives is to communicate mathematical
ideas clearly, your homework assignments should be well written. You
should write with complete sentences using correct spelling and
punctuation, just as you would when writing an essay for an English
or history course.
Usually solutions should include verbal descriptions in addition to
mathematical calculations. You should include enough detail that you would be able to
understand your work six months later. Not only is it important to arrive at a correct answer, but
it is also important to clearly explain the reasoning used to arrive
at the conclusion. Your explanations should be clear enough that a
typical classmate could easily understand your work. **In most cases, it
would be appropriate for you to write solutions in the style of a
textbook example.**

You are encouraged to work together while you study. You may discuss homework problems and how to solve them with each other. However, you may not copy each other's solutions. You should write your solutions in your own words. If your solution and your friends solution to a lengthy exercise are worded nearly identically, then you are not working independently enough. (See Plagiarism and Academic Honesty on the policies page.)

**Acknowledging Cooperation:** As mentioned
previously, students are encouraged to study together. If you
worked with others to discuss how to solve a problem, please **mention
the names of the other students on your homework assignment to properly
give credit**. The is no penalty for doing this, but there could
be a penalty for not giving proper acknowledgement. Similarly, if
you find a solution to a homework problem in another textbook or
online, you must write the solution in your own words, understand
everything you write, and provide a proper citation to the source
that gave you help.

**Homework Format: **

- Write neatly, or type with computer using LaTeX.
- Use standard size paper.
- Write on the front side only.
- Write your name, assignment number, and date at the top of the first page.
- Clearly label each exercise, and include each exercise in the correct order.
- No ragged edges.
- Staple multiple pages.
- Include the following information on the first page of your
assigment:
- Name
- Assignment number
- Section number and list of exercises
- Date

**Late Homework and dropped scores:**
Homework is due at the beginning of class. Late homework will not be
accepted, except that you may turn in three assignments late (within
two class periods) without penalty.
Please attach a
Late
Coupon to assist the grader in keeping track of late
assignments. Also, the lowest three homework scores will be
dropped at the end of the semester. This
accommodates for illness or other reasons that might prevent
you from completing an assignment on time. If you have the
flu, arrange for someone to turn in the assignment and don't come to
class. (There are a few official exceptions: for official BYU events, weddings, funerals, hospitalization, job interviews, or
giving talks at conferences please talk to Dr. Cardon.)

**Solution Manuals and Outside Sources:**
The use of an instructor solution manual from either the 1st or 2nd
edition of the textbook for this class is **not**
permitted at all. If you find a source such as an internet forum or
different textbook that helps you solve a problem, after your
solution you should acknowledge the source. For example, you
might write something like, **"I found a solution to this exercise at
(insert reference or web address here)" **or "**Example 3.17 in the book
(insert name of book) gave me an idea that helped me solve this
exercise." **You must still write the solution in your own words
and you must understand everything you write.

**Classroom Etiquette:**
Out of respect for others in the class, please silence you
phone and avoid any use of electronic devices in ways unrelated to
this class. Avoid any behavior that might distract another class
member from paying attention during lectures or discussion.
Alway speak respectfully to other class members.

Having small children in class is often a distraction that degrades the educational experience for the entire class. Please make other arrangements for child care rather than bringing children to class with you.

**Making video or audio recordings**
during class is strictly forbidden. However, if
there is a whiteboard with a complicated proof or calculation, it is
okay to take a still photo of the board, but you must take
care not to disturb the class while you take the photo and you
should limit the number of photos you take.