Department of Mathematics Syllabus

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MAT 201B: Analysis
Approved: 2010-11-01, Steve Shkoller


Winter, every year; 4 units; lecture/discussion section

Suggested Textbook: (actual textbook varies by instructor; check your instructor)
Analysis by Elliott H. Lieb and Michael Loss, Chapter 1 ($43), and Applied Analysis by Hunter and Nachtergaele, Chapters 7 - 9, 13, available at provided link.
Search by ISBN on Amazon: 0-8218-2783-9


201A, or consent of instructor

Course Description:

Metric and normed spaces. Continuous functions. Topological, Hilbert, and Banach spaces. Fourier series. Spectrum of bounded and compact linear operators. Linear differential operators and Green's functions. Distributions. Fourier transform. Measure theory. Lp and Sobolev spaces. Differential calculus and variational methods.

Suggested Schedule:

Lectures Sections Topics/Comments
Each topic requires approximately 2 weeks to cover Chapter 1 of Lieb and Loss, and Chapters 7 - 9, 13 of Applied Analysis

Basic measure and integration theory: Fundamental definitions from measure theory (proofs left to 206); Measurable functions and approximation by simple functions; Dominated and monotone convergence theorems and Fatou's Lemma; Fubini and Tonelli theorems; Definition of Lp and lp spaces and concrete examples of L2 Hilbert spaces

Fourier Series: Definitions and properties; Sobolev spaces Hs of periodic functions on torus for s real; Poisson summation/integral formula for the disk and the Dirichlet problem

Bounded linear operators on Hilbert space: Orthogonal projections; Dual space of Hilbert space and representation theorems; Weak convergence in Hilbert space, Banach-Alaoglu Theorem

Spectrum of bounded linear operators: Diagonalization of matrices; Spectral theorem for compact, self-adjoint operators; Compact operators; Fredholm Alternative Theorem; Functions of operators

Calculus on Banach Space: Bochner integrals; Derivatives of maps on Banach spaces; The calculus of variations