MATH 301: Real Analysis II

Mathematics Department, Bryn Mawr College, Fall 2011


Professor: Victor Donnay

Lecture: MW 11:30 – 1 pm

               TTh 8:20 – 9:40 am

  Rm. 336

Office: Park Science Building #330


Phone: 526-5352, E-mail: vdonnay

Office Hours:

Wed 2:30 – 4; Thur 2:30-4:00;

Friday 2 – 3:30 (in Rm 336)


Prof DonnayÕs Office Hours during Exam Week:


Tuesday 11 - 12 am

Wed    11 - 12 am

Thur    11 - 12 am.  


Course TA: Frank Romascavage, Rm. 436 Park,

Email:, Phone: ext 526-7482


TA Sessions: Monday 6-8 pm and Wednesdays from 7 - 9 pm in Park 349.   


Note: The TTh class will start at 8:20 and finish at 9:40.



Course "Play-by-Play". Outline of what is covered during each class and HW assignments.


Midterm 1: Summary of results.


Reserve Books:

 I have put a number of analysis books on reserve for our course in Collier Science Library. My top recommendations from the ones there are:

 Elementary Analysis: The Theory of Calculus by Kenneth A. Ross.

Fundamental Ideas of Analysis by Michael Reed

Methods of Real Analysis by Richard Goldberg

Introduction to Real Analysis by Bartle and Sherbert.


I have  put copies of the textbook from the Transitions course (spring 2010) on reserve:

An Accompaniment to Higher Mathematics by Exner.  

It can be useful to see how other authors discuss the same material. Sometimes they will explain it differently and in a way that makes more sense or that goes into more detail than our textbook.


There is also a copy of Calculus by Steward, edition 6E, on reserve. It can be useful to go back and do some calculation problems for the topics we will be doing more theoretically in our course.  


Weekly Quiz: There will be a weekly take home quiz covering the basic material from the previous weekÕs classes.  Typically you will have 20 minutes. It will be closed book.   


Quiz Redo Policy: The quizzes will be assessed Mastery (M), Developing (D), Not Yet (NY). If you do not demonstrate mastery on the first try, you can redo. The goal is for you to learn the material. Persistent is a key trait for success in all endeavors; if you are willing to keep working at it, I am pleased to support and encourage your efforts.



Homework Grading Policy:


The homework makes up 15% of your grade. 10% of this total will be awarded for effort. Each homework problem is scored either 3 (= demonstrates mastery of the material), 2 ( = developing; shows some mastery but not yet complete), 1 ( = made an effort but not yet able to do the problem), 0 ( = not attempted).


You will receive full credit for effort on each problem for which your score is 3, 2 or 1. You will not receive credit for effort on problems that are scored a 0. The percentage of homework problems that receive effort credit will be translated into a score out of 10 at the end of the semester. 


5% of your homework grade will be awarded for demonstrating mastery of the material and will be determined by your scores on the homework.


Late Homework:  Twice during the semester you may hand in homework late without any penalty.  You have up to one week after the homework is due to hand it in. After you have used up your quota of late homeworks, additional late homeworks will be assessed a penalty: 25% deduction if one class late, 50% deduction if two classes late, 75% deduction if 3 classes (one week) late; not accepted after one week.