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.)
(MAT 021C or MAT 021CH); (MAT 067 or (MAT 022A or MAT 027A or BIS 027A), MAT 108).
Real numbers, sequences, series, and continuous functions.
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