Department of Mathematics Syllabus

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MAT 127A: Real Analysis
Approved: 2015-11-06, John Hunter and Janko Gravner

Suggested Textbook: (actual textbook varies by instructor; check your instructor)
Stephen Abbott, Understanding Analysis, 2nd ed., Springer 2015. (Alternative: Kenneth Ross, Elementary Analysis, Springer, 2nd ed., Springer, 2013.)

Course Description:

Real numbers, sequences, series, and continuous functions.

Suggested Schedule:

Suggested number of lectures are indicated in parentheses.

  • (3) Axioms for the real numbers. Supremum and infimum. Archimedean property. Density of rationals.
  • (3) Sequences. Limits. Algebraic properties. Definition of subsequences.
  • (3) Convergence of monotone sequences. Extended real line. Limsup and liminf.
  • (1) Cauchy sequences.
  • (1) Bolzano-Weierstrass theorem.
  • (4) Series. Convergence and absolute convergence. Comparison test. Ratio and root tests. Alternating series. Rearrangements.
  • (3) Topology of real numbers. Open, closed, and connected sets. Accumulation, boundary, and interior points.
  • (2) Compact sets of real numbers. Heine-Borel theorem.
  • (1) Limits of real functions.
  • (1) Continuous functions. Algebraic properties.
  • (1) Definition of uniform continuity.
  • (2) Continuous functions on compact sets. Extreme value theorem. Uniform continuity.
  • (1) Intermediate value theorem.

Total: 26 lectures