Goals: Develop a rigorous understanding of the real number line,
convergence in metric spaces, the formal basis of calculus (review),
and uniform convergence. Develop a beginning understanding of function
spaces and the measure of subsets of the reals as preparation for a
course in Lebesgue measure theory and integration as well as preparation for
applied courses in approximation theory and physics courses that make use of
Students will further improve their theorem proving
abilities. All proofs are to be written in grammatically correct sentences.
The textbook, see below, is meant to be read carefully. You cannot just skim through for the important parts like with many lower level textbooks.
You should read all the exersices not just the asssigned ones. This is holds for most any upper level textbook.
Textbook: Real Mathematical Analysis, 2nd Edition, by Charles Pugh, Springer. You can get it from:
Grading: Weekly homework, a midterm, and a final, will each count as one third of the final grade.
Warning: I know solutions can be found on line. I have copies. Do not use them. Do not look at them. The point is to learn how to think for yourself. If you are copying I will ask that you drop the course and I will not grade your work.
Lectures online: Lecture notes and the lectures themselves will be available online.
Off campus students will use these instead of coming to class. On campus students can use them if they wish.
Lecture Notes and Videos
- Set 1. hwk1.pdf. It is due the first day of class.
- Set 2. Chapter 1: 18abc, 42abc, 43 (bonus). Due Monday, August 29.
- Set 3. Chapter 1: 45ab, 47a, 47b (bouns). Due Wednesday, September 7.
- Set 4. Chapter 2: 24, 27ab, 55. Due Monday, September 12.
- Set 5. Chapter 2: 18, 19, 23, 26. Due Monday, September 19.
- Set 6. Chapter 2: 48, 9, 43, 56. Due Monday, September 26.
- Set 7. Chapter 2: 28a (prove or give a counter example), 108 (bonus), 44abcd, 76ab, 152 (bonus!).
Due Monday, October 3.
- Set 8. Chapter 3: 1,2abc, 15. Due Monday, October 10.
- Midterm, two hours. This will be in the evening, sometime in the week of October 17-21.
- Set 9. Chapter 3: 17abcd, 42a, 43ab. Due Monday, October 24.
- Set 10. Chapter 3: 53, 59, 60a, 61. Due Monday, October 31.
- Set 11. Chapter 4: 4a, 9, 12; Bonus problems: 8, 10. Due Monday, November 7.
- Set 12. Chapter 4: 17a, 18ab; Bonus problems: 17bcde, 18cd, 20. Due Monday, November 14.
- Set 13. Chapter 4: 21a, 34abc, 36abcd; Bonus: 43. Due Monday, Nov 28.
- Final: We will schedule a time during exam week, December 12-16. You will have three hours.
Berkeley's Attack on the Infinitesimal, by Mark Monti, a term paper for Math 163 with Prof. Wallach, UCSD, June 2003. Copyright 2004, Regents of the University of California, all rights reserved.
The Mathematical Shape of Modernity, by Paula E. Findlen, Chronicle of Higher Education, June 23, 2014. (Can only be viewed on a University computer or with a subscription.)
Cantor’s Other Proofs that R Is Uncountable, by John Franks, Mathematics Magazine, Vol. 83, No. 4 (October 2010), pp. 283-289.
A pedagogical history of compactness, by Manya Raman-Sundstrom, preprint.
The emergence of open sets, closed sets, and limit points in analysis and topology, by Gregory H. Moore, Historia Mathematica, Volume 35, Issue 3, August 2008, Pages 220–241.
Zeno’s Paradoxes, by Bradley Dowden, in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, a Peer-Reviewed Academic Resource.
The Continuum Hypothesis, by Peter Koellner, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, May 22, 2013.
Other textbooks on Real Analysis
Principles of Mathematical Analysis, by Walter Rudin. (400 level)
Real and Complex Analysis, by Walter Rudin. (500 level)
Understanding Analysis, by Stephen Abbott. (300 level)
The Elements of Real Analysis, by Robert G. Bartle. (400 level)
Real Analysis, by Halsey Royden. (500 level)
Foundations of Analysis, by Edmund Landau. (Any level)
Books every serious student of mathematics should have
The History of the Calculus and Its Conceptual Development, by Carl B. Boyer Amazon
Proofs and Refutations: The Logic of Mathematical Discovery, by Imre Lakatos. See especially Appendices I and II.