MATH 265

Welcome to Math 265!

Sections and Instructors

Professor Hozoori
Lecture: MW 10:25 - 11:40 am in Bausch & Lomb Room 270
Office hours: TBD or by appointment

Professor Wyman
Lecture: MW 12:30 - 1:45 pm in Morey 502
Office hours: TBD or by appointment


Introduction To Real Analysis, 4th edition by Bartle and Sherbert.
The textbook may be purchased from the University Barnes and Noble bookstore or online. If you need assistance obtaining a textbook for any reason, please email Professor Wyman (

Course Description

In this course, you will become very well-acquainted with the system of real numbers. Specific topics include the real number system, continuity and uniform continuity, mean value theorems, bounded variation, Riemann-Stieltjes integral, and sequences of functions.

How grades work

As a student in Math 265, you are responsible for the following.

  • Attending lecture.
  • Completing weekly written homework assignments.
  • Taking the two midterm exams and the final exam.

Your raw numerical grade is computed as a weighted average according to the table:
Homework 40%
Midterm 1 15%
Midterm 2 15%
Final Exam 30%

After all raw numerical grades are computed at the end of the year, letter grade cutoffs will be assigned. Letter grade cutoffs are guaranteed to be at least as generous as the “standard cutoffs,” i.e. a score of 90 will receive an A- or better, a score of 80 will receive a B- or better, etc. Actual letter grade cutoffs are very likely to be more generous.


There will be one written homework assignment per week, assigned on a Wednesday and due the following Wednesday by the end of the day. Each assignment will cover the material from the week it is assigned. Homework will be distributed and collected electronically via Gradescope.

There are about twelve homework assignments (give or take one). Your lowest two homework grades will be dropped at the end of the course. Do not abuse this policy - you still need the practice if you want to perform well on exams!

You are encouraged to work together to complete the homework. However, you must submit your own individual work.


There are two midterm exams and a final exam. The dates are as follows.

  • Midterm 1: Thursday, October 13 at 8:00 - 9:20 am. Location TBD.
  • Midterm 2: Tuesday, November 15 at 8:00 - 9:20 am. Location TBD.
  • Final Exam: Sunday, December 18 at 4:00 - 7:00 pm. Location TBD.

Midterms 1 and 2 will be non-cumulative. The final exam will be cumulative. No exams scores will be dropped. Please notify your instructor immediately if you have a conflict.

All exams are closed-book format. You will not be allowed to collaborate, nor to use notes or devices during exams.

Disability Support

The University of Rochester respects and welcomes students of all backgrounds and abilities. In the event you encounter any barrier(s) to full participation in this course due to the impact of disability, please contact the Office of Disability Resources. The access coordinators in the Office of Disability Resources can meet with you to discuss the barriers you are experiencing and explain the eligibility process for establishing academic accommodations. You can reach the Office of Disability Resources at: (585) 275-3424; Taylor Hall. Or, visit Disability Resources.

Please note that to be granted alternate testing accommodations, you (the student) must fill out forms with Disability Resources at least seven days before each and every exam. These forms are not sent automatically. Instructors are not responsible for requesting alternative testing accommodations at Disability Resources or making accommodations on their own.

Academic Integrity Statement

All assignments and activities associated with this course must be performed in accordance with the University of Rochester’s Academic Honesty Policy. More information is available at:

Math Dept policy on unauthorized online resources: Any usage whatsoever of online solution sets or paid online resources ( or similar) is considered an academic honesty violation and will be reported to the Board on Academic Honesty. In particular, any assignment found to contain content which originated from such sources is subject to a minimum penalty of zero on the assignment and a full letter grade reduction at the end of the semester (e.g. a B would be reduced to a C). Depending on the circumstances, this may apply even if the unauthorized content was obtained through indirect means (through a friend for instance) and/or the student is seemingly unaware that the content originated from such sources. If you have any questions about whether resources are acceptable, please check with your instructor.