Math 13 (44627) - Fall 2019

Introduction to Abstract Mathematics

Lecturer Dr. Neil Donaldson
Office RH 472
Office Hours M+W 11--12 + 1--2
Lecture Times MWF 12pm SST 120

Teaching Assistant Luke Fredericks
Discussion Times TuTh 10am SSTR 100
Office/Hours RH 250A/Tu 2--4 + Th 2--3

Syllabus Logic, Proof, Divisibility, Sets, Induction, Relations, Cardinality of Infinite Sets

Course Text Math 13 - An Introduction to Abstract Mathematics free(!) for download on the Homework/Notes Page. If you want a more traditional textbook for extra reference/questions, several suggestions are listed on the first page of the notes.

For a more detailed syllabus including sections covered per day and assessments click here

Assessment The final grade for the course will be computed as follows: 45% Final Exam, 25% Midterm, 15% Quizzes, 15% Homework
Add/Drop & Enrollment Questions

In Mathematics classes, decisions pertaining to wait-lists, adds, drops, and pass/no-pass changes are NOT made by Instructors. Refer here for information on how to navigate the system. Essentially you have til the end of week 2 to complete all adds, drops and grade changes, all of which is done online.

Class Policies + Grading
Academic Honesty Both the Math department and UCI take a dim view of dishonest behavior with regards to assessments: submitting another's work as your own, copying during exams, bringing notes to exams, etc. Harsh penalties are in place for students who are caught; depending on the seriousness you may be given an F for the assessment, for the class as a whole, or even suspended from the University.

Other resources While office hours and discussion sessions will hopefully be enough to get you through the course, other resources are available. In particular, Studying Tips
Math 13 can be a very challenging class. Upper-division and research-level mathematics is largely about understanding and communicating why something is true rather than learning a list of techniques to solve particular types of problems. This emphasis is likely very unfamiliar and you may feel that what you are doing is not mathematics at all! The first step is one of acceptance! Here are a few tips to help you study and, hopefully, help you get you over the hump so that you can find higher-level mathematics fun!