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MA250A: Introduction to Analysis (Spring 2018)

Calendar Description

A rigorous development of calculus. Topics include sequences, series, convergence, limits, continuity, differentiability, and the Riemann integral.


MA121, and one of MA102 or MA103 (or MA110*).


Professor Chester Weatherby (PhD)
Office location: LH3043 (Lazaridis Hall)
Telephone: x4142
Office hours: Monday 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Wednesday 2 p.m. - 3 p.m., or email for appointment.
E: cweatherby@wlu.ca


Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. in DAWB 2-108 (Dr. Alvin Woods Building)

Lab Coordinator

Katie McGarry
E: cmcgarry@wlu.ca
Office: LH3074
Telephone: x2146


R.G. Bartle and D.R. Sherbert, Introduction to Real Analysis, 4th Edition, Wiley, 2011.


Students may only use the approved scientific calculator, Casio FX-300MS Plus, on quizzes, midterm tests and the final examination. No other calculator is allowed.


Materials related to this course and the full course outline will be posted on the MA250 MyLearningSpace website. You are responsible for checking here on a regular basis for important announcements.


A final mark out of 100 will be calculated as follows:

  • Lab/Tutorials: 14%
  • Assignments: 16%
  • Midterm Exam (Monday, June 18, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.): 25%
  • Final Exam (2.5 hours, exact date, time and location to be announced): 45%

Students must achieve a score of at least 40% of the marks available on the final examination to be eligible to pass the course. The final mark will be reported as a letter grade in accordance with the conversion table of the current undergraduate calendar.

This document is a summary of the course outline for MA250 and is provided for the convenience of students.