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MHF3202 1079 (18207) Sets.&.Logic MWF4 [10:40-11:30] ONLINE

MHF3202 139A (18209) Sets.&.Logic MWF5 [11:45-12:35] ONLINE

- Prof. King's
Mastery of Zoom
[
*except for the cigarette*]. [Source unknown] - An End-of-Semester
*Math Derivation*.

Quantifiers ∀ and ∃ (“for all”

and“there exists”) are like nitroglycerin, in that one little mis-step leads to the whole thing blowing up in your face.There is no partial credit when it comes to Explosives and Quantifiers.

-JLF King

Please take a gander at Past courses with notes, exams and links.

Our two, free, online texts
(you can freely download the PDFs to your computer)
are these:

Main textbook:
The
Book of Proof
(**BoP**),
by Richard Hammack.

Secondarily, we will use

Transition to Higher Mathematics: Structure and Proof
(**SaP**),
by
Bob A. Dumas
and
John E. McCarthy.

- Our Primer on cardinality. [Tuesday, 01Dec2020]
- The PList: Problem List for SeLo (pdf) has hyperlinks in the Table-of-Contents and the Index. [Sunday, 03Jan2021]
- A std proof of the
Inclusion-Exclusion principle (pdf),
together
with
*Candy-Store*,*Derangement*and*Stirling-number*examples. - Past:
Please work-through
W: Euclidean algorithm
(up through “Extended Euclidean...” but skip the proofs)
*and*work-through W: Modular arithmetic (through “Applications”). - Past:
The Euclidean algorithm can be conveniently applied in table-form; I
call this form “Lightning Bolt ”
because the update-rule looks like a lightning-bolt (used thrice).
*Please read*the Lightning-bolt algorithm (pdf), learning the algorithm, but skipping the proofs.

**Suggestion:**Print out on paper (yes,*actual paper*), the practice sheet for LBolt (pdf) and fill-in the tables. This type of question for the first exam, Sept.30, so you should practice. - Past:
The first page of
Algorithms in Number Theory (pdf),
uses LBolt iteratively to compute the GCD of a list of integers,
together with its list of Bézout multipliers.
Page 2 uses LBolt to solve linear congruences:
Find all

*x*where 33*x*is mod-114 congruent to 18. -
Does Zero = One? (pdf).
Here are some
~~proofs~~*poofs*about which you can post to our Archive. -
Future:
Everybody loves the
*Euler-Fermat thm*. Available is Using EFT to solve 102^{70}+ 1 =113= b^{37}(txt), from Prof. William Stein's book. - The famous On-line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences, and some W: OEIS history, and a video with a challenge at the end.
- The 2020t Selo syllabus.
- Past: The Math-Greek alphabet (pdf).
- Past: Be comfortable reading/writing Set-builder notation (up through “Equivalent predicates...”).
- Optional: Ring Basics.
- Fun, challenging problems: IMO and USAMO and HMMT and Putnam.

- Beautifully designed [but unexpectedly eventful due to my unfamiliarity with Canvas], our Exam-A (PDF).
- The engaging Exam-B (PDF) went smoothly.
- The Individual End-of-Semester Project was administered via Canvas.
- A free site,
Merge PDF, for merging multiple PDFs into one.
I've used this and it worked fine. There are other free ones on the web as well.
Use whatever works for you.

In case you want it, this free [as of 21Dec2020]. site converts PDFs to PNGs. - Exams/notes from previous incarnations:
Spr.2020,
Aut.2019,
Aut.2018,
Spr.2017,
Aut.2013,
Spr.2012,
and
Aut.2011
[which also has
**Autumn 2009**and**Spring 2008**].

Our Teaching Page
has useful information for students in all of my classes.
It has **my schedule**,
LOR guidelines,
and Usually Useful Pamphlets.
One of them is the
*Checklist* (pdf)
which gives pointers on what I consider to be good mathematical
writing.
Further information is at our
class-archive URL
(I email this private URL directly to students).