Math 140A (44765) - Fall 2019

Elementary Analysis

Lecturer Dr. Neil Donaldson
Office RH 472
Office Hours MW 11--12 + 1--2
Lecture Times MWF 10am SH 174

Teaching Assistant Kai-wei Zhao
Discussion Times MW 9am HIB 110
Office/Hours RH 440V/Tu 2--3 + Th 2--4

Course Text and Syllabus The course covers the pre-requisites necessary for a thorough study of calculus: we cover numbers, completeness, sequences, proof, series and continuous functions. Many of these topics were introduced naïvely in Math 2A/B and touched on in Math 13: here we prove everything!

Course Text Elementary Analysis: The Theory of Calculus by Kenneth Ross
The book is not required --- homework questions and notes will be typed and posted on the homework page --- although the same book also covers 140B, so it is recommended if you are taking that class.
For a more detailed syllabus including sections covered per day and assessments click here

Assessment The final grade for the course will be tentatively 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,