• Offered by Mathematical Sciences Institute
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Mathematics
  • Areas of interest Mathematics
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Griffith Ware
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course MATH6214
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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This course is intended both for mathematics students continuing to honours work and for other students using mathematics at a high level in theoretical physics, engineering and information technology, and mathematical economics.

Topics to be covered include:

Hilbert spaces - bounded linear operators, compact operators, the spectral theorem for compact self-adjoint operators; Fourier transform, applications to partial differential equations and the central limit theorem.

Measure theory - abstract measure theory, integration,  Fubini-Tonelli theorem, Radon-Nikodym theorem, Hausdorff measure, fractals.

Banach spaces and linear operators - basic properties, Baire category theorem and its consequences (uniform boundedness principle, closed graph and open mapping theorems), Hahn-Banach theorem and dual spaces, sequential version of Banach-Alaoglu theorem, dual spaces of L^p spaces and spaces of continuous functions. Applications to Fourier series, fractals.

Note: This is an HPC. It emphasises mathematical rigour and proof and continues the development of modern analysis from an abstract viewpoint.

Learning Outcomes

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

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

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:

  • Four assignments (40% total; LO 1-4)
  • Essay paper (15%; LO 1-4)
  • Attendance and participation in lectures and tutorials (5%; LO 1-4)
  • Take home exam (40%; LO 1-4)

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Workload

Three lectures per week, tutorials by arrangement.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed MATH3320 with a mark of 60 or above. Incompatible with MATH6214.

Majors

Fees

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:
Band 2
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.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $5160
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
7647 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person

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