MAT 316, Foundations of Analysis, Fall 2015, MWF 8:00-8:50 am, Noyce 2517


Professor: Jeff Blanchard, Noyce 2516, 269-3304, blanchaj (at)

Text: Understanding Analysis by Abbott. It is important and expected that you read the text, especially the examples.

Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00-9:50
By appointment; please email me to set up a time. See my weekly schedule.

Learning Goals:

Foundations of Analysis is the first course in the analysis sequence. The learning goals for this course are:


There will be daily homework, due at the beginning of class (excluding exam days). Homework will be posted on Pioneerweb. A subset of problems will be graded. The lowest three homework scores will be dropped.

Midterm Exams:

There will be three in-class, midterm exams, tentatively scheduled for September 28, October 30, and November 23. These midterm exams will test the material covered since the previous exam.

Final Exam:

The final exam is scheduled for Friday, December 18, at 9:00 am. The final exam will be comprehensive. Do not make arrangements to leave campus prior to the final exam. (Such situations will result in the loss of a letter grade on the final exam.)
Course Grade:
Homework: 20%
Midterm Exams: 50%
Final Exam: 30%

Academic Honesty:

You may not consult external sources regarding homework assignments. This includes, but is not limited to, searching for solutions online, consulting solution manuals, finding solutions in other text books, etc. Students may discuss homework assignments with other members of the course provided they submit their own work and identify their collaborators. All midterm and final exams are closed notes, closed book, and must be completed individually.


Absences permitted by the college (athletics, performance, religious observation, etc.) must be coordinated prior to the class period in order to make arrangements for the missed homework or exams. This coordination must be done in person prior to the absence. Missing more than four classes may result in a reduction of the final grade.


If you have specific physical, psychiatric or learning disabilities and require accommodations, please let me know early in the semester so that your learning needs may be appropriately met. You will need to provide documentation of your disability to the Dean for Student Success and Academic Advising, Joyce Stern, located on the third floor of the Joe Rosenfield '25 Center (x3702).

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