** Course content:** This is a first graduate
course on Analysis. It is also the course that prepares graduate students
for the __Real Analysis Qualifying__.
Students should have at this point enough computational background (calculus of one variable and multivariable calculus -at least
2 and 3 variables), and
I expect most of you to have been exposed at least once to rigorous
epsilon-delta proofs, if not you might consider taking Math 401/501 instead.
I expect familiarity with the real an complex numbers.

We will start the
course with a quick overview of the real and complex numbers numbers.
We will then review some basic point set topology, metric spaces, compact
and connected sets. Next topic are sequences and series, mostly of complex numbers, however
the basic concepts of convergence will be described in the more general setting of
metric spaces. We then
consider functions defined and with values on arbitrary metric spaces, and we define limits, continuity,
and connections to compactness and connectedness. We then specialize to real valued functions defined on
an interval or the real line. We study differentiation properties and Riemman-Stieltjes integrals
of such functions.
At this point we are ready to study sequences and series of real-valued functions, and their interplay with
integrations and differentiation, here the concept of {\em uniform convergence} is crucial. Time permitting we will study power
series, Fourier series, and the classical Stone-Weierstrass approximation theorem.

**Prerequisites:** Advanced calculus
and linear algebra, or permission from the
instructor.

**Required Textbook:** * Principles of Mathematical Analysis*
by Walter Rudin. MacGraw Hill Inc. Third Edition.

We will cover chapters 1-7, and time permiting parts of chapter 8.

There are many books on analysis, some are classical, some present fresher views of the subject.
Reading from more than one source will enhance your learning, and will help you build the big picture.

** Exams:** There will be two midterms and a final exam.

**
Homework:** Homework problems will be handed out weekly or bi-weekly, and they will be
graded and returned to you promptly. Please no late homework!
Problems from past real Analysis Qualifying exams will be weaved into the homework, hopefully by the end of the
course you will have built a folder with solutions to most of those problems for future reference.

** Grades:** The final grade will be determined by
homework (25%),
two midterms( 50%) and a final exam (25%).

**
Americans with Disabilities Act:**
Qualified students with disabilities needing appropriate academic
adjustments should contact me as soon as possible to ensure your needs are
met in a timely manner. Handouts are available in alternative accessible
formats upon request.

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Last updated: 17 January 2005