Lecturer: Gabriele Meyer
Office: 720 Van Vleck Hall
Tel:
(608)2623745
email: meyer
at math dot wisc dot edu
Office hours: MW 1:10  2:40 pm
Tutor: Charles DakeOffice hours: M 3:20  5:20 pm, Tu 2:30  4:30 pm
Graders:
Kedi Cui , kcui6 at wisc dot edu
Joyee Zhou, zhou338 at wisc dot
edu
Lectures:
Lecture
1 
MWF
8:50  9:40 am 
Sterling
1313 
Lecture
3 
MW
12:05 – 12:55 pm 
Sterling
1313 
Text: Calculus by Michael Spivak.
Tentative Syllabus and Homeworks
This term we will be using
Piazza for class discussion. The system is highly catered to getting you help
fast and efficiently from classmates, the grader, and myself. Rather than
emailing questions to the teaching staff, I encourage you to post your
questions on Piazza. If you have any problems or feedback for the developers,
email team@piazza.com.
Find our class page at:
Prerequisite:
Math 234 or consent of instructor. A student cannot enroll in Math 421 if he or
she took the Honors Calculus sequence.
Catalog Statement:
This course covers material in first and second semester calculus but it is
intended to teach math majors to write and understand proofs in mathematics in
general and in calculus in particular. The course is designated as
"writing intensive" course. This means that there will be emphasis on
proof writing. The midterm exams will be submitted twice. The second submission
will be treated as a homework.
This course will be a seminar type course. Students are encouraged to present the work of their group on the blackboard. This will help you gain confidence presenting mathematics.
A student cannot get credit for Math 421 if they took Math 275276.
Expectation:
You are expected to
There
will be no solution sets, but I will go over many problems in class. It is
essential that you spend time thinking about the problems, even if you can’t
come up with a proof in the end.
Subsequent Courses:
Math 521 and other upper level courses
LaTeX
Resources
You
may want to use collaborative online LaTex facilities
like Overleaf or ShareLatex.
Grades:
There will be about 14 home works, 2 midterms, and 1 final.
You are encouraged to form groups of 2 or 3 students. This is to encourage you
to work collaboratively, just like working mathematicians. It means that you
have to make a real effort to contribute. In the end you are responsible for
all the material covered. The exams will be in class and some of the problems
will be previous homework problems.
Homeworks 
30

Midterm
1 
20

Midterm
2 
20

Final 
30

Extra
credit 
3 
Total 
100 