Math 111. Transition to Advanced Mathematics. Fall 2021.

Tentative class schedule with homework assignments

This schedule is subject to change.

Assignments shown in gray italics may (and very likely will) change. The ones shown in black will not.

Each problem is worth 1 point, except problems marked by * (which are either longer or more difficult or more important than other problems) are worth 2 points, problems marked by ** are worth 3 points, etc.

Sep 19Last day to DROP classes without a serious and compelling reason and without a grade of W (withdrawal) listed on university transcript
Sep 20Last day to ADD classes
Nov 12Last day to DROP classes for a serious and compelling reason
Date  Chapter/topic Sections (read
before class)
Problems recommended
but will not be graded
Do not turn in
HW due, turn in via Overleaf by 12:00 pm
Aug 23 Introduction. Syllabus.
Aug 24 0. Communicating mathematics.
Aug 25

LaTeX. Overleaf. Sample file. ch. 0
Aug 26 1. Sets 1.1-1.2 1.3, 1.5, 1.7, 1.13, 1.15
Aug 30

1 1.3-1.4 1.23, 1.25, 1.35, 1.37, 1.41, 1.45
Aug 31

1 1.5-1.6 1.47, 1.49, 1.53, 1.57, 1.61
Sep 1

2. Logic 2.1-2.3 2.1, 2.5, 2.13, 2.15, 2.17 Homework 1
1.2(a), 1.4(a), 1.6(a), 1.12, 1.18
Homework 1 template
Sep 2 2 2.4-2.5 2.21, 2.29, 2.31
Sep 6 Labor Day - no classes or office hours
Sep 7 2 2.6-2.7 2.35, 2.39, 2.49
Sep 8 2 2.8 2.51, 2.53, 2.55 Homework 2
1.22, 1.24, 1.32, 2.3, 2.14(cde), 2.18, 2.22(ab)
Sep 9 2 Fundamental Logical Equivalences 2.9 2.59
Sep 13 2 2.10 2.65, 2.67, 2.75, 2.79
Sep 14 2 2.11 2.81, 2.83, 2.92
Sep 15 3. Direct proof and proof by contrapositive 3.1 3.1, 3.3, 3.5, 3.7 Homework 3
2.38*, 2.42, 2.46, 2.48, 2.52, 2.58
Sep 16 3 3.2 3.9, 3.11, 3.13
Sep 20 3 3.3 3.17, 3.19, 3.21
Sep 21 3 3.4 3.27, 3.31, 3.33, 3.35
Sep 22 3 3.5 3.37, 3.39 Homework 4
2.68, 2.70* (justify your answers), 2.78, 2.82, 2.93, 2.95, 3.4, 3.6
Sep 23 3 Examples of bad proofs, Corrections.
Sep 27 4. More on direct proof and proof by contrapositive 4.1 4.1, 4.3, 4.5, 4.9, 4.13
Sep 28 4 4.2 4.15, 4.19, 4.21
Sep 29 4 4.3 4.25, 4.27, 4.31, 4.35, 4.37, 4.39 Homework 5
3.10, 3.16, 3.18, 3.26, 3.30, 3.48
Sep 30 Review   Practice Test 1,   Solutions
Spring 2006 Test 1, Solutions, Fall 2010 Test 1
Oct 4 Test 1 (covers chapters 0-3), in class via Zoom, with camera on.
Oct 5 4 4.4 4.41, 4.43, 4.45, 4.49
Oct 6 4 4.5 4.53, 4.57 Homework 6
4.4, 4.6, 4.10, 4.14, 4.16, 4.18, 4.26, 4.28
Oct 6 4:00-5:00 PM, Problem Solving Playground, open to all, see Canvas for the link, Report attendance
Oct 7 4 4.6 4.63, 4.65, 4.67, 4.69
Oct 11 5. Proof by contradiction 5.1 5.3, 5.5, 5.7
Oct 12 5 5.2 5.11, 5.15, 5.17, 5.19, 5.23, 5.27
Oct 13 5 5.3 5.35, 5.37 Homework 7
4.30, 4.36, 4.40, 4.42, 4.46, 4.54, 4.66*, 4.68
Oct 13 4:00-5:00 PM, Problem Solving Playground, open to all, see Canvas for the link, Report attendance
Oct 14 5 5.4 5.41, 5.43, 5.47
Oct 18 5 5.5 5.49, 5.51
Oct 19 PSP, PSC, DMD, Drawing geometric shapes in LaTeX
Oct 20 6. Mathematical Induction 6.1 6.4(2), 6.5, 6.9, 6.11, 6.13, 6.15 Homework 8
5.2, 5.4, 5.6, 5.12, 5.16, 5.20, 5.24, 5.34*
Oct 20 4:00-5:00 PM, Problem Solving Playground, open to all, see Canvas for the link, Report attendance
Oct 21 6
Oct 25 6 6.2 6.19, 6.21, 6.23, 6.27, 6.29
Oct 26 6 6.4 6.41, 6.43, 6.45
Oct 27 6 Homework 9
5.40, 5.44*, 5.46(a), 5.50, 6.4(1), 6.6(b), 6.8*
for extra credit: 5.46(b)
Oct 27 4:00-5:00 PM, Problem Solving Playground, open to all, see Canvas for the link, Report attendance
Oct 28 7. Prove or disprove 7.1 7.1, 7.3, 7.5, 7.7
Nov 1 7 7.2 7.11, 7.15, 7.19, 7.21
Nov 2 7 7.3 7.31, 7.33, 7.35, 7.37, 7.41, 7.43, 7.45, 7.55, 7.59, 7.61, and any other odd-numbered problems
Nov 3 7 Homework 10
6.10, 6.16, 6.18, 6.22, 6.42*, 6.52
Nov 3 4:00-5:00 PM, Problem Solving Playground, open to all, see Canvas for the link, Report attendance
Nov 4 Review   Notations and terms,   Practice Test 2,   Solutions,   Spring 2014 Test 2,   Fall 2007 MWF Test 2, Solutions, Fall 2007 TTh Test 2, Solutions
Nov 8 Test 2 (covers chapters 4-6), in class via Zoom, with video on
Nov 9 8. Equivalence relations 8.1 8.1, 8.3, 8.5, 8.7
Nov 10 8 8.2 8.11, 8.13, 8.15, 8.19, 8.23 Homework 11
7.2*, 7.6(ab), 7.32, 7.34, 7.36, 7.56, 7.60
Nov 11 Veteran's Day - no classes or office hours
Nov 12 5:25-7:35 PM: Adnan H. Sabuwala Problem Solving Competition, open to all but need to sign up
Nov 15 8 8.3 8.25, 8.27, 8.29, 8.33
Nov 16 8 8.4 8.37, 8.39, 8.41
Nov 17 8 8.5 8.45, 8.47 Homework 12
8.4, 8.8, 8.12, 8.14, 8.16
for extra credit: 8.18*
Nov 17 4:00-5:00 PM, Problem Solving Playground, open to all, see Canvas for the link, Report attendance
Nov 18 8 8.6 8.55, 8.59, 8.61
Nov 19 Department of Mathematics Day (DMD), open to all, need to sign up to give a talk or play in Math Jeopardy; no need to sign up to just attend Report attendance
Nov 22 9. Functions 9.1-9.2 9.3, 9.7, 9.11, 9.13
Nov 23 9 9.3 9.19, 9.21, 9.25, 9.27 Homework 13
8.26, 8.28*, 8.38, 8.42, 8.52, 8.54, 8.56
Nov 24 Thanksgiving recess - no classes or office hours
Nov 25
Nov 29 9 9.4 9.31, 9.33
Nov 30 9 9.5 9.37, 9.39, 9.41, 9.45
Dec 1 9 9.6 9.49, 9.51, 9.53, 9.55
Dec 1 4:00-5:00 PM, Problem Solving Playground, open to all, see Canvas for the link, Report attendance
Dec 2 9 9.7 9.61 Homework 14
9.8, 9.12(c,e), 9.26, 9.32, 9.42(b,c,d,e)*
Dec 6 Review   Practice Test 3, Solutions, Spring 2006 Test 3, Solutions, Fall 2007 MWF Test, Solutions, Fall 2007 TTh Test, Solutions
Dec 7 Test 3 (covers chapters 7-9), on Canvas. Complete any time between 9am-2pm, 1 hour time limit.
Dec 8 Review   Fall 2007 Final Exam, Fall 2007 (another section) Final Exam Homework 15
9.52, 9.56, 9.60
Dec 9-10 Consultation days
Sample final exam and study guide, Solutions
office hours:
Thursday - 12:00-1:20pm for Math 111 specifically at our usual class Zoom link;
Friday - TBD for all classes at the usual Tuesday office hours link
Dec 15 Final exam (comprehensive): 1:15 AM-3:15 PM, via Zoom, with video on

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