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The course will meet on MWF 1:30-2:30 pm (starting January 8), in NCB-293.
Instructor: Tatyana Barron
Office hours (in Middlesex College, room 247): TBA.
Textbook: Proofs and fundamentals : a first course in abstract mathematics, 2nd edition by E. Bloch,
published by Springer, 2011. Available online through the UWO library website.
Prerequisite: Ontario MCV4U or Mathematics 1600A/B.
Antirequisites: Mathematics 2155F/G, the former Mathematics 2155A/B.
Course description: Primarily for students interested in pursuing a degree in one of the mathematical sciences. Logic, set theory, relations, functions and operations, careful study of the integers, discussion of the real and complex numbers, polynomials, and infinite sets.
Mathematics 1120B is an introduction to rigorous mathematical thinking. The main purpose of the course is to teach students to understand mathematical reasoning and write mathematical proofs. There will be regular homework assignments to help the students acquire information and develop the required analytical skills. There will also be some discussion of applications as time permits.
Course outline: to be posted.
Evaluation of student performance: