## MA211: Foundations

Course website
on
Moodle

### Professor:

Scott R. Fulton (367 Science Center, 268-2379,
fulton@clarkson.edu,
office hours)
### Registration for Fall 2015:

MA211-Foundations is a required course for math, applied math, computer
science, and software engineering majors (also computer science minors),
so we need to reserve seats for them first. If at the end of the enrollment
period there are seats left then you may register for the course.
However, if all you're looking for is a course to complete the math minor,
there are other choices which may be better options. MA211 is basically a
course in writing mathematical proofs, and as such requires you to do a lot of
just that: writing proofs. LOTS of proofs.
MA211 is a pre- or co-requisite for upper-division theoretical mathematics and
computer science courses (such as MA311, MA313, MA314, MA321, MA322, and
CS344, CS345, CS447, CS456) which require reading and writing mathematical
proofs.
Many students whose interest isn't in math (and proofs) find MA211 difficult.

Fall 2015 courses which might be better for a math minor (in rough order
from "probably useful" to "maybe not such a good choice"):

- MA339--Applied Linear Algebra
- STAT383--Probability and Statistics
- MA/STAT381--Probability
- MA330--Advanced Engineering Mathematics
- MA377--Numerical Methods

Spring 2016 courses (tentative) which might be better for a math minor:
- MA339--Applied Linear Algebra
- STAT383--Probability and Statistics
- MA331--Fourier Series and BVPs
- MA330--Advanced Engineering Mathematics
- MA363--Mathematical Modeling

### Textbook information for Fall 2015:

Coming by June 2015

### Other links:

Wed Apr 1 13:34:23 EDT 2015
Scott R. Fulton

fulton@clarkson.edu