Math 307: Fundamentals of Advanced Mathematics; Section 1, Spring 2019.

Time and Location: TuTh 8:45-10:00 in Schrank N 351.

Instructor: Dr. James (JP) Cossey
  • Office: CAS 234
  • Office Phone: 330 972 8127
  • Email is (which is the best way to get a hold of me)
  • Office hours:
    • Tu 2-3
    • Wed 1-2
    • Fri 2-3
  • If you can't make my office hours, let me know and we can try to set up a time to meet. Here is my schedule for the spring semester.
Textbook: Required: "Mathematical Proofs: A Transition to Advanced Mathematics", by Chartrand, Polimeni, and Zhang (third edition).

Course Syllabus.
The syllabus will include information about grading policies, exam schedules and policies, etc. You should definitely read it.
Here's an approximate schedule of what we'll be doing this semester. Emphasis on the "approximate".

There will be homework assigned weekly, and the assignments will be posted here.
  • Homework 1, due Tuesday, January 29th.
  • Homework 2, due (date change) Tuesday, February 12th.
  • Homework 3, due Thursday, February 14th. This brief homework covers the last topics that are fair game for the first exam.
  • Homework 4, due Thursday, February 28th. Note: this one doesn't have a lot of problems, but they're longer, so don't procrastinate!
  • Homework 5, due Tuesday, March 12th.
  • Homework 6, due Thursday, March 21st.
  • Homework 7, due Thursday, April 11th.
  • Homework 8, due Thursday, April 25th.
  • Homework 9, due Tuesday, May 7th.
Writing projects
We will have a number of writing projects throughout the semester, which will be posted here.