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G12RAN: REAL ANALYSIS
Last modified: December 11 2002
- Module Information
- Handouts and additional documents
- Miscellaneous links of interest
Module information for 2002/2003
- Credits: 10
- Duration: 22 lectures, two lectures a week plus problem classes in Autumn Semester, starting Friday 27/9/2002
- Lecturer: Dr J. F. Feinstein, room C301, email Joel.Feinstein@nottingham.ac.uk
- Lecture times: Monday 3 in M&P Building room B1 and Friday 10 in Pope Building room C14.
Problem classes: problem classes will take place fortnightly, in the
weeks commencing 7/10, 21/10, 4/11, 18/11 and 2/12.
The problem classes will be in room C5. You should attend as follows:
Surnames Problem Class A-G Thursday 11.00 AM H-N Wednesday 11.00 AM O-Z Wednesday 12.00 noon
For these problem classes, please sit only in rows 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8 or 10 counting from the front, so that the people taking the problem class can get to you. A register will be taken at each problem class. If you have a genuine reason for not being able to attend at the time you are assigned, you may attend at one of the other two times: please let me know in writing your name, the time that you wish to attend, and the reason that you can not attend at the given time. The attendance registers can then be updated appropriately.
- Office hours (Autumn Semester): See the web page http://www.maths.nott.ac.uk/personal/jff/ttnow.html for details of Dr Feinstein's timetable and office hours.
- Brief content description: This module provides a basic introduction to mathematical analysis. The main concepts of the subject will be introduced (including limits, continuous functions, differentiable functions and Riemann integrals). While studying these concepts, the main notions and methods of proof in analysis will be presented. The material in this module is of crucial importance for all later modules in analysis. Rigorous proof is vital throughout Pure Mathematics.
- Prerequisites: G1ALIM and G1AMSK or equivalent, including in particular an introduction to complex numbers and an understanding of the limit of a sequence.
- Module aims: To provide a basic introduction to mathematical analysis building on the experience gained in G1ALIM and G1AMSK. To introduce the main notions and methods of analysis, to introduce a mathematically rigorous approach and to lay the foundation for the subsequent study of complex analysis and functional analysis.
That the student should:
- Be able to apply the definitions and theorems presented in the module to the solution of simple unseen problems;
- Be able to state and prove the principal theorems proved in the module;
- Understand the distinction between countable and uncountable sets and be able to identify sets with each property;
- Understand the concept of a limit of a function, and be able to prove from first principles that suggested limits do or do not exist;
- Understand the definitions of boundedness, continuity, uniform continuity, differentiability and Riemann integrability, and be able to determine (with proof) whether suggested functions possess these properties;
- Be able to provide examples of functions satisfying conditions phrased in terms of the five properties just mentioned;
- Be able to determine limits using l'Hôpital's rule;
- Be able to estimate functions using Taylor's theorem.
- Properties of the real numbers
- Functions and sets
- Limit values for functions
- Sequences and continuous functions
- L'Hôpital's rule and Taylor's theorem
Books: The following books, available in the George Green
are all worth looking at.
The book by Haggarty is very good but does not cover countability of sets.
The book by Kopp provides a good overview, but
does not include all of the details.
- K. Binmore, Mathematical Analysis, a Straightforward Approach
- R. Haggarty, Fundamentals of Mathematical Analysis
- P. Kopp, Analysis
- J. Reade, An Introduction to Mathematical Analysis.
- M. Spivak, Calculus
Handouts and additional documents
The following documents are currently available from the module web page.
Module information sheet : this page
- 2001-2 blow-by-blow for the module: ps, pdf
- 2002-3 blow-by-blow for the module (now complete): ps, pdf
- Comments on student performances and common errors on the 1999-2000 exam: ps, pdf
- NOTES/CHAPTER SUMMARIES
- Chapter 1: Properties of the real numbers.
- Chapter 2, Functions and sets: ps, pdf
- Chapter 3, Limit values for functions: ps, pdf
- Density of the rationals and the irrationals in terms of sequences: ps, pdf
- Chapter 4, Sequences and continuous functions: ps, pdf
- Chapter 5, Differentiability: ps, pdf
- Chapter 6, L'Hôpital's rule and Taylor's theorem: (extract from Professor Langley's lecture notes, very slightly modified by Dr Feinstein) ps, pdf
- Chapter 7, Integration: ps, pdf
- Uniform continuity: ps, pdf
Provisionally the dates for handing in coursework will be: 18/10/02, 1/11/02, 15/11/02, 29/11/02 and 11/12/02.
The following question sheets/solutions are currently available from the module web page. (Solutions to non-prize questions will be available from the web page at the appropriate time.)
- Exercises for the enthusiast (with prizes!):
Please note that I did not personally invent these questions. (They are well-known, and mostly rather hard.)
- Question sheet 1: ps, pdf
- Sheet 1, solutions to questions 1-5: ps, pdf
- Sheet 1, solutions to questions 6-10: ps, pdf
- Question sheet 2: ps, pdf
- Sheet 2, solutions to questions 1-5: ps, pdf
- Sheet 2, solutions to questions 6-12: ps, pdf
- Question sheet 3: ps, pdf
- Sheet 3, solutions to questions 1-5: ps, pdf
- Sheet 3, solutions to questions 6-10: ps, pdf
- Question sheet 4: ps, pdf
- Sheet 4, solutions to questions 1-5: ps, pdf
- Sheet 4, solutions to questions 6-10: ps, pdf
- Question sheet 5: ps, pdf
- Sheet 5, solutions to questions 1-4: ps, pdf
- Sheet 5, solutions to questions 5-12: ps, pdf
AssessmentAssessment will be by means of a two hour written examination in January. There will be five questions, and your best four answers will count. If you answer four of the questions perfectly, then you will obtain full marks. This is the same format as the exams from the 2000-2001 and 2001-2 sessions, but is different from the formats of earlier exams. Please note that no calculators will be permitted in the examination. Should a resit examination be required in August/September it will take the same form as above (five questions, best four answers count, no calculators).
You may find it useful to look at the exam papers from previous years.
I have been the lecturer for this module since Autumn 1998.
Please note that the format of the exam changed after the 1999-2000
Miscellaneous links which may be of interest:
- G13MTS: Metric and Topological Spaces (1999-2000)
- G1CMIN: Measure and Integration
- School of Mathematical Sciences Module Information
Information Gateway, including past exam papers etc.
- Courses Office, examination information
- The University of Nottingham, Library Services (including the online catalogue)
- Blackwell's online bookshop
- Timetable, School of Mathematical Sciences
- University Study Support Centre
- Joel Feinstein's timetable
- Joel Feinstein's recommended mathematics books
- Other useful web pages.