Math 510 Syllabus

Math 510: Introduction to Analysis I

Instructor: Cristina Pereyra


Fall 2020
Instructor: Cristina Pereyra
E-mail: crisp AT math DOT unm DOT edu
Office: SMLC 394
Schedule: TTh 8-9:15pm Remote Scheduled, we will meet in Zoom
Call Number: 18798
Zoom Hours: TBA or by appointment

Teaching Assistant: Roman Sverdlov
Email: rsverdlov AT unm DOT edu

Course content: This is a first graduate course on Analysis. It is also the course that prepares graduate students for the Real Analysis Qualifying. Students should have at this point enough computational background (calculus of one variable and multivariable calculus -at least 2 and 3 variables), and I expect most of you to have been exposed at least once to rigorous epsilon-delta proofs, if not you might consider taking Math 401/501 instead which is being offered at exactly the same time as Math 510. I expect familiarity with the real an complex numbers.
We will start the course with a quick overview of the real and complex numbers numbers. We will then review some basic point set topology, metric spaces, compact and connected sets. Next topic are sequences and series, mostly of complex numbers, however the basic concepts of convergence will be described in the more general setting of metric spaces. We will consider functions defined and with values on arbitrary metric spaces, and we will define limits, continuity, and connections to compactness and connectedness. We will then specialize to real valued functions defined on an interval or the real line. We will study differentiation properties and Riemman-Stieltjes integrals of such functions. At this point we will be ready to study sequences and series of real-valued functions, and their interplay with integrations and differentiation, here the concept of uniform convergence is crucial. Time permitting we will study power series, Fourier series, and the classical Stone-Weierstrass approximation theorem.

Prerequisites: Advanced calculus and linear algebra, or permission from the instructor.

Required Textbook: Principles of Mathematical Analysis by Walter Rudin, McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math, 3d edition, 1976, ISBN-10: 007054235X.
We will cover chapters 1-7, and time permiting parts of chapter 8.

Recommended Books: There are many books on analysis, some are classical, some present fresher views of the subject. Reading from more than one source will enhance your learning, and will help you build the big picture. I recommend Real Analysis by N.L. Carothers, Cambridge University Press, 1st edition, 2000, ISBN-10: 0521497566, that was used last year and some of you may own (Chapters 1-14).
For a review I highly recommend Analysis I and II by Terence Tao, Hindustan Book Agency, 3rd edition, 2016, ISBN-10: 9789380250649 and ISBN-10: 9789380250656 (earlier editions work too), the textbooks I use for Advanced Calculus I and II (Math 401/501 and 402/502) and that some of you are already familiar with because you took the class(es).

Exams: There will be two midterms and a final exam.

Homework: Homework problems will be posted in UNM Learn weekly or bi-weekly, and will be graded and returned to you promptly also via UNM Learn. Please try to meet the deadlines. Problems from past real Analysis Qualifying exams will be weaved into the homework, hopefully by the end of the course you will have built a folder with solutions to most of those problems for future reference. This exercise is useful if you do the problems yourself, I encourage you to seek collaboration with fellow classmates where you discuss the problmes and then each one of you writes separately your own rendition of a solution. Your homework will be graded based on the clarity, completeness and correctness. Many problem solutions are available online, I will discourage you to use such recources, the point here is that you struggle and you find your own solutions, this is how you will learn. We will have opportunities to discuss homework problems and give you guidance and hints so you can make progress on your own. By now you should know that to learn mathematics you need to practice, not practicing your mathematical skills is like a violin player not practicing scales or a soccer player not practicing dribbling drills.

Grades: The final grade will be determined by homework two midterms, and a final exam. Grading policies to be discussed in class.

Modified Fall 2020 Academic Calendar/Schedule for Main Campus and Branch Campuses: UNM modified the Fall calendar to reduce travel and associated public health risks. The traditional "Fall Break" has been replaced with two Break Days: Wednesday, October 7 and Tuesday, November 3. The last day for in-person teaching on campuses is Wednesday, November 25. A remote instruction week is scheduled for Nov. 30 to Dec. 4 and a remote final exams week for Dec. 7-12. Please see registrar. The detailed Fall 2020 course schedule is being constantly updated. The Fall course schedule provides information about course delivery modality with indications about times/locations for face-to-face and/or remote classes. This information is being used to map and plan a socially distant Fall campus experience. This video for students explains how to understand indications on the Fall schedule: vimeo.

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