Site logo MA421: Real Analysis
Fall 2008
Lectures: Sellinger Hall 201
MWF 10-10:50
Instructor: Mili Shah(
Knott Hall 308, x5088
Office Hours: Tu 2-3 or by appointment.
Participation: Please contribute to the classroom environment by asking questions and participating in discussions. Your interaction will be considered when assigning borderline grades, as will improving performance throughout the course of the semester.
Preparation: I will be asking students to answer questions during class. Therefore, I highly recommend that you complete the suggested reading before coming to class.
Grading: 30% Problem Sets, 40% Exams, 30% Final
Problem Sets: There will be a homework set roughly every other week. You are encouraged to discuss these assignments, but the final write-up must be entirely your own work. As a rule of thumb, you should spend half an hour working each problem independently before collaborating with a classmate.
Exams:Two exams and one final will be given during the semester. You may not use outside resources: calculators, other students, other books, etc. Each exam will constitute 20% of your total grade (40% total) and the final will constitute 30% of your total grade.
Late policy:You may submit two problem sets one class period late with no penalty. Subsequent late assignments will be penalized 25%. No work will be accepted more than one class period late without prior arrangement or a written excuse. Neither exam or final may be made up without prior arrangement or a written excuse.
Text: Steven R. Lay, Analysis: With an Introduction to Proof (4th Edition)
Cell Phones: Cell phones are not permitted in class unless in off or silent mode. If a cell phone rings in class, the phone will be confiscated.
Disabilities: I will happily accommodate any needs you have based upon a disability that is registered with the office of Disability Support Services (DSS). You need to contact me ahead of time for this accommodation. You can contact DSS at 410-617-2062, or