• Offered by Mathematical Sciences Institute
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Advanced
    Specialist
  • Course subject Mathematics
  • Areas of interest Mathematics
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Prof John Urbas
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course MATH2320
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
    See Future Offerings

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.
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
  • Differential equations.

Note: Graduate students attend joint classes with undergraduates but are assessed separately. This course will have shared lectures with MATH2320 and MATH 3116 but will have different tutorials and assessment which will emphasize the application of techniques.

Learning Outcomes

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:

  • Workshops (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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Workload

Three lectures per week and regular workshops.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the Mathematical Sciences Institute to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

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
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
2639 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person

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