• Offered by Mathematical Sciences Institute
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Mathematics
  • Areas of interest Mathematics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof John Urbas
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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This course introduces the key concepts of modern real analysis. The philosophy of this course is that modern analysis play a fundamental role in mathematics itself and in applications to areas such as physics, computer science, economics and engineering. This course will have shared lectures with MATH2320 but will have different tutorials and assessment which will emphasise the application of techniques.
Topics to be covered include:
Review of the real number system, the foundations of calculus, elementary set theory; metric spaces, sequences, series and power series, uniform convergence, continuity, the contraction mapping principle; foundations of multidimensional calculus, applications to the calculus of variations, integral equations and differential equations.

Note: This is an Honours Pathway Course. It emphasises the sophisticated application of deep mathematical concepts.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Explain the fundamental concepts of real analysis and their role in modern mathematics and applied contexts
2. Demonstrate accurate and efficient use of real analysis techniques
3. Demonstrate capacity for mathematical reasoning through analyzing, proving and explaining concepts from real analysis
4. Apply problem-solving using real analysis techniques applied to diverse situations in physics, engineering and other mathematical contexts

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:

  • Tutorials (10%; LO 1-4)
  • Assignments (20%; LO 1-4)
  • Midsemester exam (20-30%; LO 1-4)
  • Final exam (40-50%; LO 1-4)

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Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed MATH2305 and MATH2306 with a mark of 80 and above or MATH2405 with a mark of 60 and above. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed MATH2320.




Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3276
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2888 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

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