MAT 544, Real Analysis I

fall 2014

Christopher Bishop

Professor, Mathematics
SUNY Stony Brook

Office: 4-112 Mathematics Building
Phone: (631)-632-8274
Dept. Phone: (631)-632-8290
FAX: (631)-632-7631

Time and place: TuTh 1:00-2:20, Physics P-129

We will use the text `Real Analysis' by by Gerald Folland, secondedition, published by Wiley. I hope to cover Chapters 1-3, and parts of 4 and 5. Chapter 0 is prerequisite material but I may discuss it briefly if needed.

My office hours will be Tu-Th 11:10-12:00 in my office, 4-112 in the Math Building.

This is an introductory course on measure theory, with a bit of point set topology and functional analysis thrown in.

Homework problems will be handed in at class each Tuesday.

The following is a tentative lecture and homework schedule .

problem set for Chapter 0.

The first lecture is Tuesday, Feb 1. The last class meeting is Thursday May 12. There is no class during spring recess: April 18-24 There will be a midterm exam on Thursday March 31 and a final at 11:15am-1:45pm on Thursday, May 19 (in Physics P-124, the usual room). Homework, midterm and final will count for 30%, 30% and 40% of your grade respectively.

The final will be in our usual room.

Here are the midgterms and finals for a 2-semester course from Rudin's 'Principles of Mathematical Analysis'. These should give you an idea of what would be good to know entering this course: midterm 1 , final 1 , midterm 2 , final 2 ,

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