PROFESSOR: George L. Ashline

TEXTBOOK: Marsden and Hoffman. Elementary Classical Analysis, second edition, W.H. Freeman and Company.

CLASS MEETS: M, W, F from 8:15-9:20 AM in St. Edmund's 105

OFFICE: Jeanmarie 261, Phone: 654-2434

OFFICE HOURS: M,W from 1:30 to 2:30 PM and T,Th from 1:30 to 3 PM; additionally, feel free to make appointments for other times.

HOMEWORK: Problems will be assigned regularly. Each problem set will have a specified due date. LATE PROBLEM SETS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. You are strongly encouraged to keep up with the material on your problem sets. If you are having difficulty with some of the new concepts, try to resolve your questions early on before they have a chance to grow. You are welcome to stop by my office to ask questions and discuss what is going on.

QUIZZES: There will be quizzes given on a regular basis. They will cover definitions, examples, and concepts recently introduced and developed during class.

EXAMS: There will be two in-class exams during the semester and a comprehensive final exam. The tentative schedule for the exams is:




Exam 1


Friday, October 10

Exam 2


Monday, October 24

Final Exam


Tuesday, December 16; 9-11:30 AM


Absence from an exam without an official excuse will result in no credit being given for that exam. If you know of a conflict with any of the exam times, let me know of it as soon as possible before the exam is to take place.

GRADING: Grades will be based on homework and on the quizzes and exams according to the following distribution:



200 points



70 points

Highest semester exams


120 points

Lowest semester exam


60 points

Final exam


150 points

Thus, the final grade will be based on a total of 600 points. If there are any changes made in the above information (for example, a test date being moved), it is your responsibility to know them.

LEARNING DISABILITIES: Any student having a documented learning disability that may affect the learning of mathematics is invited to consult privately with me during the first week of the semester so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY:  You are reminded of the academic integrity policy of St. Michael's College.  Simply stated, academic integrity requires that the work you complete for this class is your own.  Some examples of offenses against academic integrity include plagiarism, unauthorized assistance, interference, and interference using information technology.  Details about academic integrity offenses and the possbile sanctions resulting from them have been distributed a the beginning of the academic year and also can be found in the Associate Dean's office.

CLASS ATTENDANCE:  The following is taken from pp. 48-49 of the St. Michael's College 2003-2005 Catalogue:

       "Students should understand that the main reason for attending college is to be guided in their learning activities by their professors.  This guidance takes place primarily in the classroom and the laboratory.

        The following policies have been established:

1. Members of the teaching faculty and students are expected to meet all scheduled classes unless prevented from doing so by illness or other emergencies.

2. The instructor of a course may allow absences equal to the number of class meetings per week.  Additional absences will be considered excessive.

3. The instructor may report excessive absences to the Associate Dean of the College, who may warn the student.

4. If absences continue, the Associate Dean of the College may remove the student from class with a failing grade."


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