Section 101 lectures: The course outline contains important information about the topics to be covered in the course and the grading scheme (homework, midterm, and final exam). Course textbook (required): Book of Proof (3rd edition), by R. Hammack. You may purchase a physical copy of this book at the bookstore, or you may access and download the book for free at the author's web page. The sections we will cover can be found in the course outline. Homework assignments will be posted on the main course web page. Your homework will be marked on correctness, completeness, and rigor. A correct answer will not earn full marks unless it is written in a logical sequence that is easy to follow and confirm. Like the explanations in your favorite textbook, your proofs will probably contain more words than mathematical symbols! You are very welcome to come by my office hours and ask questions about the lecture material, homework problems, clarity of style in proof writing, or related mathematical content. Students are allowed to consult one another concerning the homework problems, but your submitted solutions must be written by you in your own words. If two students submit virtually identical answers to a question, both can be found guilty of plagiarism. In addition to the main course web page (where homework is posted) and the course outline, note that Dr. Demirbas's sections' web page contains several helpful links, both for help with the course material and help with your general wellbeing as a UBC student. Here is an article called “The Myth of 'I'm Bad at Math'”. |