**• Section 1.1**

- You should know the Field Axioms for R (Postulate 1). Be able to use these
axioms prove basic facts

about R which you ordinarily take for granted, like equations (1), (2), (3), and
(4) on page 3, or #6 from

the problems at the end of the section.

- Know the Order Axioms for R (Postulate 2). Be able to use these axioms to
prove basic facts about R

which you ordinarily take for granted, like Example 1.2 and 1.3, equations (7),
(8), and (9) on page 7.

Also, look at Theorem 1.9 and some of the end-of-section problems involving
inequalities, such as #5 and

#8.

- Know the definition of the absolute value of a real number a. Be able to use
the definition to prove facts

about real numbers, such as in Remark 1.5, Theorem 1.6, and Theorem 1.7. You
should also be able to

solve inequalities involving absolute values, such as in #7.

**• Section 1.2**

- Know the Well-Ordering Principle (Postulate 3) and how the First Principle of
Mathematical Induction

(Theorem 1.11) follows from the Well-Ordering Principle. Be able to do proofs by
induction.

- Know the Binomial Theorem. Be able to do problems involving the Binomial
Theorem, like #2, #3.

**• Section 1.3**

- Know the definitions of the terms bounded above/below, upper/lower bound,
supremem/infimum. Be able

to find suprema/infima (see #1), and be able to prove basic facts involving
these ideas (Example 1.17,

Remarks 1.18 and 1.19, Theorem 1.20).

- Know the Approximation Property for Suprema (Theorem 1.20) and its counterpart
for infima (#5 end-

of-section problems) and how to prove them.

- Know the Completeness Axiom.

- Know and be able to prove the very important and often used result which
follows from the Completeness

Axiom called the Archimedean Principle.

- Know and be able to prove Theorem 1.24 (Density of the Rationals) and
end-of-section problem #3

(Density of Irrationals). Additionally, be able to prove Remark 1.25.

**• Section 1.4**

- Know the definitions of the terms 1-1 (injective), onto (surjective),
bijective, and be able to prove whether

or not functions have these properties. See #1.

- Know what the inverse of a function is and how to find it. Be able to prove
properties pertaining to

inverses of functions. See #1.

- Know what the image and preimage of a set under a function f is. See #4.

**• Section 2.1**

- Know the definition of convergence of a sequence. Be able to prove that a
limit exists. See #1 and #2.

- Be able to prove when a sequence does not converge. See Example 2.3, #3(a),
#6(b)

- Be able to prove that when a sequence converges, it converges to a unique
value (Remark 2.4).

- Know what a subsequence is. See #3. Be able to prove Remark 2.6.

- Be able to prove Theorem 2.8.

- Be able to prove facts about convergence, like in #4, 5, 6(a), 8.

**• Section 2.2**

- Know the Squeeze Theorem (Theorem 2.9). Be able to use it to prove convergence
of sequences and to

find limits, like in Example 2.10, #1, 2.

- Know and be able to prove Theorem 2.11.

- Know and be able to prove Theorem 2.12. Be able to use Theorem 2.12 to break
down complicated looking

limits into sums/differences/products/quotiens of established limits. See
Example 2.13, #2.

- Know the definition of divergence to +∞ and -∞ and the corresponding laws
governing infinite limits

(Theorem 2.15). Try #6.

- Know the Comparison Theorem (Theorem 2.17) and be able to prove it.