Math 231A: Real Analysis
Spring 2018
Contents of this page
 News
 Lecture time and location
 Prerequisite
 Office hours
 Textbook
 Syllabus
 Exams
 Expository Paper
 Grading policy
 Handouts
 Homework
 Piazza
 Academic integrity
News
 (1/24) Homework 1 has been posted and
is due on Wednesday, January 31.
 (1/22) Welcome to the home page of Math 231A for Spring
2018! Please check this page often for important announcements,
homework assignments, etc., especially in the beginning of the
semester. (Later we'll switch to Piazza.)
If you are thinking of registering but are unsure whether you are
sufficiently well prepared for Math 231A, please email me as soon as
you can.
Also, join Piazza as soon as you
receive an invitation by email.
Lecture time and location
Mondays and Wednesdays 12:001:15 PM in MH 233
Prerequisite
 Math 131B (with a grade of "C" or better) or instructor
consent.
Office hours
Mondays and Wednesdays 10:30 AM  12:00 PM, and by appointment
Textbook

Elias M. Stein and Rami Shakarchi: Real Analysis: Measure
Theory, Integration, and Hilbert Spaces,
Princeton Lectures in Analysis III, Princeton University Press,
2005
Errata

Syllabus
 The greensheet.
I plan to cover the Introduction, Chapters 14
(without getting too technical in Chapter 3), and parts of
Chapters 6 and 7 (time permitting)
from the textbook. At the end of each class, I will assign the
reading for the next class.
It is important that you read
the material ahead of the lecture.
Exams
There will be no exams.
Expository Paper
Instead of exams, each student will be required to write a short
expository paper on a topic of his or her choice related to the
course. A list of potential topics will be posted later.
Papers need to be typeset in LaTeX. For more information, click here.
Grading policy
 Homework 50%, Paper 40%, Presentation 10%
Handouts
 None yet.
Homework
 There will be (roughly speaking) biweekly homework assignments. After I give you my
initial comments and suggestions, you get to revise and resubmit
your assignment.
Piazza
To handle questions posed outside of class, we will be using Piazza. Piazza is a free online
gathering place where students can ask, answer, and explore 24/7,
under the guidance of their instructors. On the class dashboard,
students can post questions and collaborate Wikipediastyle to edit
responses to these questions. I as an instructor can also answer
questions, endorse student answers, and edit or delete any posted
content.
Instead of emailing me math questions, I encourage you to
post them on Piazza.
Each student will be invited to join Piazza by email. Please join
it as soon as you can, as I plan to use Piazza extensively.
Academic integrity
I expect you to abide by the University policy on
academic integrity.
Regarding homework sets and takehome exams: you are
allowed to use the literature and even discuss the problems amongst
yourselves, but you have to write your own solutions.
© Slobodan N. Simić 2018
Last modified: Wed Jan 24 10:42:11 PST 2018