Syllabus: Set Theory and Operations; Logics and Truth Table; Mathematical Proof Strategies: Direct Proof, Proof by Contrapositive, Proof by Cases, Proof by Contradiction, Mathematical Induction; Functions; Equivalence Relations; Limits of Sequences; Basic Group Theory etc.

Instructor: Dr Wai-Ki CHING (Room 414, Run Run Shaw Building, Email:

Consultation Hours: WED 9:00-12:00

Tutor: Mr Ka-Ho LAW (Run Run Shaw Building Room 311, Email:

Consultation Hours: MON 11:30-13:30.

Time Table: TUE (9:30-11:25) [Lectures ] and THU (10:30-11:25) [Demonstration Class]

Reference: Gray Chartrand, Albert D. Polimeni and Ping Zhang (2008) Mathematical Proofs: A Transition to Advanced Mathematics Boston : Pearson/Addison-Wesley. [511.36 C486 m42]

Method of Assessment: Assignments, Tests, Quizzes and Final Examination.

Use of Help Room (Run-Run Shaw Room 404) Mon, Tue and Thu (3:00-6:00pm).

Test IV on 2 Dec. 2010 in Lecture room P3 (instead of P1). Contents: Part IV.

Assignments in PDF: Assignment One, Assignment Two, Assignment Three, Assignment Four.