Welcome to the Department of Mathematics at the University of Rochester.
We have compiled these notes in order to assist you, the first year student, in making the transition from high school to university.
The Department of Mathematics expects students who take courses in mathematics to take the responsibility for mastering the course material. There is lots of assistance offered, all detailed in these notes, but it is your responsibility to use these resources.
We have also included in these notes some hints on study techniques and writing examinations, expanded descriptions of first year courses, and a reading list for students interested in expanding their knowledge of mathematics in a general way.
Again, welcome, and we wish you every success in your academic endeavors. If you need further assistance please contact an advisor.