Nov 19, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

MATH 305 - Prelude to Advanced Math

3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): MATH 226 and MATH 228. This course bridges the gap in logical precision between 200-level courses and more sophisticated courses such as abstract algebra and advanced calculus. After an excursion through the basic elements of logic and set theory, including methods of proof and disproof, the course proceeds to a rigorous treatment of the preliminary concepts of abstract algebra and real analysis. Topics include: relations, functions, groups and subgroups, Archimedean field axioms, and some fundamental results of point set topology pertaining to the real number line.