MMAT5510 - Foundation of Advanced Mathematics - 2019/20

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  • (9/1) Welcome to MMAT5510!
  • (18/1) HW1 has been posted. It will be due on 6/2.
  • (21/1) There will be no class this Thursday (23/1). There will be a make-up class and the date is to be confirmed. The next class will be on 6/2.
  • (21/1) Other than the make-up class, the dates of remaining classes are Feb 6,13,20,27, Mar 5,12,19,26, Apr 2,9,6,23 with midterm and final exam on Mar 5 and Apr 23 respectively.
  • (1/2) The due date of homework 1 is extended. The new due date will be decided later.
  • (10/2) Midterm Exam has been rescheduled to Apr 16.
  • (10/2) Classes will be conducted using Zoom starting next week. I will hold a testing meeting this Wednesday (Feb 12). Please check your email for details. For more information about Zoom, check that page (
  • (10/2) Please submit your homework using CUHK Blackboard. The due date of HW1 has been changed to Feb 20.
  • (17/2) Lecture will resume this week using Zoom. The meeting ID is 635 817 603 and password is 093088
  • (2/3) HW2 has been posted. It will be due on 13/3.
  • (15/3) HW3 has been posted. It will be due on 27/3.
  • Please check Blackboard for future lecture notes, homework, announcements and other materials! [Download file]

General Information


  • CHENG, Man Chuen
    • Office: LSB210
    • Email:
    • Office Hours: By appointment

Teaching Assistant

  • LO, Chiu Hong
    • Office: LSB228
    • Email:

Time and Venue

  • Lecture: Thur 6:30PM - 9:15PM @ Yasumoto Int'l Acad Park LT9

Course Description

The course is intended to build a solid foundation for the students on the essential topics and the rigorous reasoning of mathematics. It includes the discussion of logic, sets and functions, cardinality and countability, basic number theory, real number and limits.


Lecture Notes



Assessment Scheme

6 HWs, 4% each ( capped at 20%) 20%
Midterm Exam ( Apr 16 lecture) 30%
Final Exam (To be confirmed) 50%

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