### Fall 2012, Math 187, Section 005

Class: MWF 1:30-2:45, ILC 313

Instructor: Dr. Zach Teitler
Office: MG 233A
Phone: 208-426-1086
E-mail: zteitler@boisestate.edu
Office hours: TuTh 10:00-11:30 (subject to change) and by appointment

Syllabus: pdf, html

Important dates:

• Mon, Aug 27: Start of term, first day of class
• Mon, Sept 3: Labor Day Holiday (no classes, university offices closed)
• Fri, Oct 5: Last day to drop classes with a W
• Mon-Sun, Nov 19-25: Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes, university offices closed)
• Fri, Dec 14: Last day of class

Textbook: Proof: Introduction to Higher Mathematics, 5th ed., 2010, by Warren W. Esty and Norah C. Esty.
This text is available for sale in the campus bookstore.

Weekly schedule:
Dates Topics (planned) What we actually did
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Oct 22 Types of proof
Oct 24 Types of proof
Oct 26 Induction
Week 10
Oct 29 Induction
Oct 31 Induction
Nov 2 Exam 2
Week 11
Nov 5
Nov 7
Nov 9

Homework:
Homeworks 1-10 (show/hide)

Homeworks 11-20 (show/hide)
Homeworks 21-30 (show/hide)
Homeworks 31-40 (show/hide)
Assigned date Assignment Assigned problems Due date
Fri, 11/30/12 31 Prove for Fibonacci numbers: (a_n)^2 + (a_{n+1})^2 = a_{2n+1}.
§5.1 # B13, 15, C1
§5.2 # A1, 3, 7, 8
§6.1 # A1, 4, 6
Mon, 12/3/12
Mon, 12/3/12 32 Prove for Fibonacci numbers: a_1+a_2+a_3+...+a_n = a_{n+2}-1.
§5.1 # B18, 21, C2, A18
§5.2 # A2, 9
§6.1 # A5, B9, 30
Wed, 12/5/12
Wed, 12/5/12 33 §5.1 # A19, 22, C15
§5.2 # B3
§5.3 # B3
§6.1 # B5, 34, 35, C1
Fri, 12/7/12
Fri, 12/7/12 34 §5.1 # B29, 33, C9
§5.3 # B1
§6.1 # C7
§6.2 # A13, 17, B8, 26, 29
Mon, 12/10/12
Mon, 12/10/12 35 Find p(6), p(7) (number of partitions)
Find p_odd(6), p_odd(7) (number of partitions using only odd numbers)
Find p_distinct(6), p_distinct(7) (number of partitions using distinct numbers, i.e., no repetitions)
Try n=8,9,10 if possible.
Wed, 12/12/12

Selected resources:

zteitler@boisestate.edu

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