Math 131A: Real Analysis
Winter Quarter, 2018, Course Syllabus


INSTRUCTOR: Michael Andrews
Office: MS 6322
TA: Kevin Matthews
Office: MS 2344
LECTURES: MS 5138; MWF; 9:00am-9:50am.
DISCUSSION: MS 5138; Thursday; 9:00am-9:50am
OHs: Monday 11:00am-12:00pm (Kevin), Monday 2:30pm-4:00pm (Michael), Tuesday 10:00am-11:00am (Kevin), Wednesday 12:00pm-1:30pm (Kevin), Wednesday 1:30pm-3:00pm (Michael)
QUIZZES: There will be 5 quizzes. They will be during your discussion (9:00am-9:40am) in weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10.
HOMEWORK: There will NOT be homework. There WILL be preparation problems for the quizzes. You should NOT expect problems on a quiz to be identical to these problems. However, the thinking that you do to answer the preparation questions will be INVALUABLE for the following quiz.

Solutions to preparation questions will be posted at least 3 days before a quiz. Before solutions are posted, Kevin and I will be hesitant to talk to you about a problem unless we see your attempt at it. You do not learn mathematics without thinking about it by yourself first. If you hand us a fully written answer, we can grade it thoroughly for you. This is what you should be doing! After solutions are posted, you can ask about things that you don't understand, or why the solutions might appear different to yours. If our solutions differ greatly, it is likely there is something wrong with yours.

MIDTERMS: There will be NO midterms since the quizzes will count towards your grade.
FINAL: There will be a final exam on Wednesday, March 21, at 11:30am-2:30pm.
GRADES: Your grade will be determined by your position in the class. Your score will be calculated as follows.

- Calculate the average score on ALL your quizzes as a percentage and divide this score by 2.

- Going into the final you have this score; the final counts for the rest of your grade.

- For example, suppose your quiz average is 72%. Then you have 36% going into the final, and your final counts for 64% of your grade.

Any issues about grading for quizzes must be addressed within two weeks of the grading. After that time no score changes will be allowed. Grades will be available online through the myUCLA website.

TEXTBOOK: K.A. Ross, Elementary Analysis: The Theory of Calculus. Springer 1980. Second Edition.
Department of Mathematics Math 131A