MATH 3040

MATH 3040

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

In mathematics, the methodology of proof provides a central tool for confirming the validity of mathematical assertions, functioning much as the experimental method does in the physical sciences. In this course, students learn various methods of mathematical proof, starting with basic techniques in propositional and predicate calculus and in set theory and combinatorics, and then moving to applications and illustrations of these via topics in one or more of the three main pillars of mathematics: algebra, analysis, and geometry. Since cogent communication of mathematical ideas is important in the presentation of proofs, the course emphasizes clear, concise exposition.

When Offered Fall, Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: MATH 2210, MATH 2230, MATH 2940, or permission of instructor.

Distribution Category (MQR-AS)

View Enrollment Information

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5376 MATH 3040   LEC 001

  • Students may pre-enroll in MATH 3040 through Student Center up to a limit of 30 students. All others must add themselves to the waiting list (not in Student Center), which will open in January; a link to the waiting list will be added here: Any student who is unable to pre-enroll in MATH 3040 should be actively considering other options.