Math 35
Real Analysis
Last updated July 18, 2017 09:28:22 EDT

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General Information

About The Course The Textbook Scheduled Lectures Instructor
Schedule Examinations HomeworkPolicy
Grades Honor Principle Special Considerations

About The Course

Math 35 is a course in real analysis.

Real analysis is a formal, mathematical study of the basic objects of calculus, including real numbers, functions, sequences, and limits. This course will revisit this material, taking a more abstract and mathematically sophisticated approach. In addition to learning real analysis, students will improve their skills in reading mathematics and in writing proofs.

This course differs from Math 63, also called Real Analysis, in that Math 63 presents similar material from a more sophisticated point of view. Math 35 may not serve as an adequate prerequisite for either Math 73 or 83. Students who contemplate taking one of these two advanced courses should consider taking Math 63 instead of this course.

Prerequisite for this course: Math 22, or Math 13 and the permission of the instructor. If you are not sure about your preparation for this course, please see Professor Groszek.


Real Analysis: A First Course by Russell A. Gordon, 2nd edition.

Scheduled Lectures

MWF 11:15 - 12:20
(x-hour) Tu 12:00 - 12:50
108 Kemeny.


Professor Marcia Groszek
Office: 330 Kemeny Hall
Office Hours: Tuesday 10:00-11:30, Wednesday 1:30-2:30, Thursday 1:30-3:00, and by appointment.
Phone: 646 - 2313 or BlitzMail (preferred)


We will use the x-hour at various times during the term; be sure to keep it open.

Assigned reading is due the next class day. Assigned written homework is due at the beginning of Wednesday's class the following week. This holds even if class does not meet on Monday.

The midterm will be distributed on Monday, February 3, and will be due at 4 PM on Thursday, February 6. The in-class portion of the take-home will be during the Registrar's scheduled final exam time, 8:00 PM on Monday, March 10; the take-home portion will be distributed on Thursday, March 5, and due on Tuesday, March 11, at noon.

This page originally said that quizzes will generally be on Mondays. That was a mistake; there are no quizzes (except perhaps some for practice that do not count for your grade) in Math 35.


There will be one take-home midterm exam, and a final exam with both take-home and in-class portions.

Homework Policy

Homework will be assigned each class day, and is generally due at the beginning of the first class of the following week (generally Monday). There may also be occasional assignments, announced in class, due the next class day. Unexcused late homework will receive partial credit depending on how late it is. Late homework will be excused only in case of serious illness or similar situation.


Your course grade will be computed out of 400 points, as follows: 200 points for the final exam, 100 points for the take-home midterm, and 100 points for homework. Class participation will be considered in assigning letter grades in borderline cases.

Class participation will be graded each day as credit or no credit. To receive credit, you need only be present, do your best to respond if asked a question, and work together in small groups as directed. Credit does not depend on volunteering to speak, or on whether your answers are correct. Credit does depend on whether your group is actually working together as a group.

The Honor Principle

Academic integrity and intellectual honesty are an integral part of academic practice. This does not mean that you can't work on homework together or get ideas and help from other people. It does mean that you can't present somebody else's work or ideas without giving them due credit.

Feel free to discuss homework problems with other people and to work together to answer them. You must write up the answers yourself without copying from anybody. (This means you cannot copy down a joint solution arrived at by a group working together, even if you were part of the group. You must write up the solution in your own words.) You must also acknowledge all sources your consulted and people you worked with. Working with other people or consulting other sources will not lower your grade.

Of course, no help may be given or received on exams.

Special Considerations

Students with disabilities who will be taking this course and may need disability-related classroom accommodations are encouraged to make an appointment to see the instructor as soon as possible. Also, they should stop by Student Accessibility Services in Collis Center to register for support services.

Students who expect to need schedule adjustments for religious reasons or because of commitments to jobs, athletics, or other extracurricular activities, should see the instructor as soon as possible. Such adjustments are not always possible, but may be possible with sufficient advance notice.

Students with any other concerns about the course are likewise encouraged to see the instructor as soon as possible. Students with no concerns are also invited to come to office hours to introduce themselves.

Marcia J. Groszek
Last updated July 18, 2017 09:28:22 EDT