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MATH 3001 - Analysis I - Sections 001 & 003 - Fall 2017

Welcome to the course webpage! Please read the syllabus, available from the right menu, for policies and more information pertaining to this course.

Course Information

  • Section 001: Time and Location: MWF 9:00-9:50am in ECCR 131.
    Section 003: Time and Location: MWF 2:00-2:50pm in CLRE 208.
  • Instructor: Jordan Watts
  • Email: jordan DOT watts AT colorado*
  • Office Hours: M 1:00-1:50pm and 3:00-3:50pm; W 3:00-3:50pm; F 1:00-1:50pm.
  • Office: TBA


  • Prerequisites: MATH 2001 (Introduction to Discrete Mathematics), or equivalent. In particular, you should be familiar with finite sets, mathematical induction, the pigeon-hole principle, equivalence relations, and partial orders just to name a few things, as well as have experience with proving mathematical statements. Additionally, MATH 2130 or MATH 2135 (linear algebra) is required to ensure suitable mathematical maturity (i.e. experience with proofs). Both courses require a minimum of C-.


  • Stephen Abbott, Understanding Analysis, 2nd Edition, Springer, 2016


  • Every student will be expected to read the textbook. The reading assignments are given on the schedule. While reading a math textbook is a hard habit to get into, the text for the course is quite reader-friendly.


Assessment Percent of Final Grade
Final Exam 30%
Midterms (2) 40% (20% each)
Homework Assignments (Best 6 out of 7) 20%
In-class Activities (Best 8 out of 11) 10%

Regrading Policy

If you feel that there is an error in the grading of your work, please see your instructor immediately after your graded work is returned to you. After you leave the classroom with your paper, regrading is no longer possible. There is no need to explain what you "meant" since your solutions should be sufficiently clear to begin with. Note that regrading is very strict, and your grade will be lowered if it is found that the grader(s) was overly-generous or that you are simply trying to get extra points without good reason.

*Email Policy

If you wish to email me, replace "AT" with "@", "DOT" with "." and append ".edu". Note that you should always use your account to email me; if you don't, I will respond asking you to. If you wish to ask an administrative type question, make sure that it is not answered on this website first. Also, I will not answer complicated math-related questions by email. You should either ask me after class, come to my office hours, or make an appointment. Thank you for your understanding.