Math 214. Foundations of Higher Mathematics, Spring 2019


Instructor: Chi-Kwong Li


Course description: The goal of the course is to provide training for the mathematical background to study advanced courses, which require abstract thinking and to understand and write proofs for mathematical statements.
The course will cover the first 12 chapters (Chapter 0 - 11, yes, starting from 0!) of the following required textbook.

Homework

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Challenging problems will be assigned from time to time;
extra-credits will be given to successful (or partially successful) attempts.


Assessment
            
     Quizzes (20 min. each) on Jan. 31. Feb. 14, March 21,  April 4, 18. 
    
     Exams:  Mid-term   Feb. 28     1:20 hrs  (14:00-15:20)
             Final      Apr. 30     3    hrs  (14:00-17:00)
    
     Grades (for homework, quizzes, exams, final grade, etc.):

     %: 0 - 60 - 65 - 70 - 75 - 80 - 83 - 87 - 90 - 93 - 100
          F    D    C-   C    C+   B-   B    B+   A-    A
     
     Assessment: Homework  Quizzes   Mid-term    Final  
    
                   20%       20%       25%       35%
   
               (Extra credit problems may add up to  another 5%)

Class notes

Homework list