Formerly, students would begin the year in Math 25 (which was created in 1983 as a lower-level Math 55) and, after three weeks of point-set topology and special topics (for instance, in 1994, p-adic analysis was taught by Wilfried Schmid), students would take a quiz.
As of 2012, students may choose to enroll in either Math 25 or Math 55 but are advised to "shop" both courses and have five weeks to decide on one.
The official titles of the course are Honors Abstract Algebra (Math 55a) and Honors Real and Complex Analysis (Math 55b).
Previously, the official title was Honors Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra.
You must provide an accommodation letter, dated in the current quarter, at least two weeks prior to an exam, for us to have adequate time to arrange the accommodations.
Math 51 has an "active learning" structure; research has shown that pre-class reading, combined with daily participation in class activities targeted to specific learning goals, improves student learning outcomes in math and science courses.For midterm exams (evenings of Thursday October 17 and Thursday November 7; see details given on the Exam page or by clicking the Exam menu item at the top of this page), the allowable reasons are course-related or competition-related schedule.The time of the final exam (Tuesday December 10, PM-pm) is set by the University, and all students must take the exam at that time. Students with documented disabilities: See the Registrar's page on academic accommodations.The work in discussion sections is aimed at giving practice with the material recently learned in the course; it is not graded, and complete solutions are provided later in the day for each Tu Th worksheet.Canvas questionnaire assignments on the twice-weekly pre-class reading: a typical questionnaire consists of 3 to 5 "low-stress" questions.Because we will have to review your feedback in a limited time period, the firm deadlines are: You are encouraged to attend the office hours provided by the instructors and teaching assistants.You may attend the office hours of any teaching staff member, and no appointment is ever necessary.The Tu Th discussion sections focus on small-group collaboration with worksheets consisting of problems designed around the learning goals and themes in the homework and exam questions.The goal is to engage with the new skills and concepts, and to learn from your peers as well as from the guidance of a graduate student who answers questions.The textbook has been specially created by the Stanford Math department in consultation with colleagues in many other departments; it is free and electronic-only.To get the book using your SUNet ID, visit the textbook page by clicking here or selecting the Textbook menu item at the top of this page.