 
Syllabus 
SyllabusThe course begins with a brief treatment of sentential logic and computability. We then concentrate on firstorder logic dealing with issues of soundness, completeness, descriptions of models of theories, and undecidability. For our grand finale, we will prove Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems.LecturesProfessorMy name is Alex McAllister. My office is 411 Bradley Hall and my telephone number is 6462960. If you need to speak with me, you can come to my office hours, or contact me via email at Alex.McAllister@dartmouth.edu.TextbookOur textbooks for this course are:
GradesYour grade for the course will be determined by the following:ExamsThe Midterm Exam is scheduled for Tuesday, October 27th from 6:008:00 PM in 13 Bradley Hall. Unless reported to me before Labor Day (i.e., by October 5th), a scheduling conflict is not a sufficient excuse to take the exam at any time other than the official time.The Final Exam will occur between December 5th and December 9th at the time and place regularly scheduled by the registrar. If you must make travel plans before the schedule for final exams appears, Do Not make plans to leave Hanover before December 10th. The Final Exam Will Not be given early to accommodate travel plans.
Class ParticipationClass participation is an essential part of the course; mathematics is not a spectator sport. For this course, class participation consists of class attendance, reading assignments, quizzes, and homework problems.You are expected to attend every class. You have invested a large sum of money for the opportunity to come to class and I will invest a large amount of time in preparing for class; I would like to see none of us wasting the investments we have made. Also, your total attendance grade will be worth about three quizzes and unexcused absences will result in a grade of 0. Reading assignments will be given daily and should be read before coming to class. For some of my thoughts on reading mathematics texts, click here. Quizzes will be administered at the end of class on Monday covering material presented in lecture the previous week. They will consist of a couple of questions and should only take 10  15 minutes to complete. If you do the homework for the lectures given the previous week (including Friday's homework), then you should do fine on the quizzes.
Homework problems will be assigned daily and collected the following class period.
Late homework will not be accepted and a grade of 0 will be assigned
(of course, exceptions can be made for emergencies such as illness, death, natural disasters...).
The solutions you present must be coherent and written in complete sentences whenever possible.
Simply stating answers or turning in garbled, unclear solutions will result in a grade of 0.
For further details consult the
Homework Schedule.
Honor PrincipleWork on all quizzes and exams should be strictly your own.
Collaboration on homework is encouraged (and expected),
although, you should first spend some time in individual concentration to gain
the full benefit of the homework. On the other hand, copying is discouraged.
You should not be leaving a study group with your homework ready to be turned in;
write up your solution sets by yourself.
DisabilitiesI encourage students with disabilities, including but not limited to disabilities like chronic diseases, learning disabilities, and psychiatric disabilities, and students dealing with other exceptional circumstances to come see me after class or during office hours so that we can make appropriate accommodations. Also, you should stop by the Academic Skills Center in Collis Center to register for support services.QuestionsIf you have any questions about this syllabus or about the material presented in this course, come talk to me. Although, I do enjoy mathematics, I am not here just to have fun. My primary goal is to help you learn and understand model theory. Your questions are an important part of your learning process, and I can help you find answers.Miscellaneous CommentsThe bulk of the course will be studying formal concepts and proving formal theorems. Do not get behind; it will be very difficult, if not impossible, to catch up. Study all the material as it is covered and make sure that you understand it. Simply remembering it, although necessary, will not be adequate.
Also, take care in crafting your own proofs. You should be creating clear, coherent arguments.
Use complete English sentences and pay careful attention to the use of logical connectives.
