Math 131A: Real Analysis
Summer Session C, 2017, Course Syllabus


INSTRUCTOR: Michael Andrews
Office: MS 6322
TA: Josh Keneda
Office: MS 6160
LECTURES: KINSEY PAVILLION 1200B; Monday, Wednesday, Thursday; 11:00am-12:50pm.
DISCUSSION: LAKRETZ 120; Tuesday; 11:00am-12:50pm
OHs (to be confirmed): Monday 2pm-5pm (Josh), Tuesday 2pm-3pm (Josh), Thursday 2pm-4pm (Michael), Friday 10am-1pm (Michael; joint with 95)
QUIZZES: There will be 4 quizzes. They will be at the end of your discussion (12:10am-12:50am) in weeks 2,3,4,5.
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, Josh 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 two written final exams. The first will be on Monday 11th September 11:00am-12:50pm. The second will be on Thursday 14th September 11:00am-12:00pm. However, you will only qualify to take the second final if you score above 70% on the first final.

The first written final will cover a fraction of the material that we cover: only sequences, continuity, and differentiability. It will count for 75% of your final exam score.

I expect about 10 people from the class to qualify for the second written final. In this final, you will have a choice of questions which examine you on the material not tested in the first final. This will count for the remaining 25% of your final exam score.

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