http://math.okstate.edu/people/lebl/osu4143-f15/

**Lecture:**
MWF 10:30-11:20AM,
MSCS 422.

Jiří Lebl
**Web:** http://math.okstate.edu/people/lebl/
**Office:**
MSCS 505

**Office hours:**
Monday 4-5pm, Wednesday 11:30-12:30pm, Thursday 4-5pm,
and by appointment at other times.

**Office phone:** (405) 744-7750

**Email:**
lebl at math dot okstate dot edu

We will be using my book, *Basic Analysis: Introduction to Real Analysis*.

You can download it as PDF,

or you can get a printed copy on amazon.

The grading scheme is given below:

$\text{Grade} = 0.2 \times \text{(Homework)} + 0.2 \times \text{(Exam 1)} + 0.2 \times \text{(Exam 2)} + 0.4 \times \text{(Final Exam)}$

To account for (bad exam day, etc..) an alternative grade will be computed as follows

$\text{Grade} = 0.2 \times \text{(Homework)} + 0.1 \times \text{(Exam 1)} + 0.1 \times \text{(Exam 2)} + 0.58 \times \text{(Final Exam)}$

The higher of the two will be used for your grade. Notice that in the second scheme, the score does not sum to 100 percent. That is on purpose! You should count on the first scheme, the second scheme is only to account for things going terribly terribly wrong on one of your exams.

**Exam 1: Friday, September 18th, (same time/room as class), ** 20% of your grade.

**Exam 2: Friday, October 30th, (same time/room as class), ** 20% of your grade.

**Final Exam: Friday, December 11th, 10:00am - 11:50am (same room as the class),** 40% of your grade. (Comprehensive, think of the final exam as half exam 3 and half comprehensive final)

**Exam Policies:** No books, calculators or computers allowed on
the exams or the final. **One page (one sided) of handwritten notes allowed
on the exams.**

Assigned weekly (some weeks may be skipped).

Worth
20%, spot checked (*spot checked* means: some spot(s) of each
homework checked, and all will be collected). Part of the grade will be simply for
turning the homework in. Lowest 2 homework grades dropped (so no late homeworks).

No makeup or late homework (two lowest are dropped anyhow), but feel free to turn homework in **early**
if you you cannot for whatever reason turn it in on time.
For exams, there will be
reasonable accommodation if you have a valid and **documented** reason, and the
documentation is provided **in advance** unless absolutely impossible. If
you have a university approved (see the syllabus attachment) final
conflict exam, you must tell me at least two weeks befre the final exam week, so
so that we can figure out what to do.

See the official syllabus attachment, for some more information.

Wolfram Alpha (http://www.wolframalpha.com). It's like Google for math.

Speaking of Google: try typing something like x^2-y^2.

Although no, Google will
not likely solve your homework problems for you. Even if it did, it would not
be a good idea. The reason for doing the homework is to learn how to do it.
If you simply try to find solutions online, and do manage to find them, you
will not learn anything and you will see the result of this on the exams.
Also it is *considered cheating (and plagiarism)* to find solutions online
and claim them as yours. Don't do it!

It never hurts to learn how to use LaTeX if you want to type up stuff with lots of math. It not only increases legibility of your work, it also increases your nerd factor by an order of magnitude (that's a good thing). For easy to use LaTeX frontends try TeXworks (Linux, Windows, Mac) or TeXShop (Mac). Or perhaps give LyX (Linux, Windows, Mac) a go. Lyx might be the easiest of the bunch, though it is not as flexible.