Math 330   -    Number systems, Section 6   -    Fall 2019  

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Last update: September 24, 2019 - 12:45 PM
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Welcome to Section 6 of Math 330!

You will learn in this course how to think like a mathematician. Your goal will be to understand the nature of a rigorous mathematically proof and how to write such proofs. The subject matter used to teach you this will be ••primarily taken from the theory of number systems and from real analysis.•• You will find more detail in the syllabus.

Instructor: Dr. Michael Fochler
Office: WH 222      Office hours: Mon 10:00 - 11:30,    Tue 11:30 - 1:00

Lecture: Mon Wed Fri 1:10 - 2:40 PM in FA 246


Add/Drop deadline: Wednesday, September 4

Withdraw/Change Grade Option deadline: Monday, October 28


There will be two midterms and one final exam. No notes, books, cell phones, or laptops are allowed for tests. Each midterm will last 60 minutes and is worth 100 points.


Exam 1: Wednesday, October 2

Exam 2: Wednesday, November 6

Make all arrangements necessary to take the tests at those dates. The times and dates are non-negotiable. The exception to this: If BU classes were cancelled after a midterm was already printed then it may be shifted to a later day to ensure that all topics on the exam have been taught before the exam date. Note that this does not apply to the final exam!

Final exam:

The final exam counts for 200 points and it will last two hours.

Date and time for all finals are set by the registrar and there is no flexibility. Do not make travel arrangements that will have you leave campus prior to the exam. You can request a makeup final only if you have another final at the same time (direct conflict) or you have three final exams scheduled within 24 hours. If you want to request to take the alternate final then you must do so by Monday, December 2, by sending me an email.

Date of the Final Exam: Monday, December 9, 2:50 PM -- 02:50 PM in CW 102

Final Exam makeup: Thursday, December 12, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM in GW 69EX

Here is the direct link to the official Final Exams Schedule. You can also find that link on the Courses tab of the Math departmental web page.

Your grade:

You can earn a total of 1,000 points in this course:

Final Exam 200 pts 200 pts
2 Midterm Exams 100 pts each 200 pts
About 10 Quizzes Points may vary and will add up to a total of 200 points 200 pts
About 18 Homeworks Points are varying and will be scaled to a total of 400 points 400 pts
Total: 1,000 pts

TENTATIVE grading scale (unlikely to be adjusted):

850 - 899 pts   →   A- 900 - 1000 pts   →   A
700 - 749 pts   →   B- 750 - 799 pts   →   B 800 - 849 pts   →   B+
550 - 599 pts   →   C- 600 - 649 pts   →   C 650 - 699 pts   →   C+
500 - 549 pts   →   D Below 500 pts   →   F

More information:

Be sure to click on all tabs in the navigation bar at the top of this web page. In particular, be sure to study the syllabus for this class.

Best wishes for a successful semester!

Michael Fochler