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 12:00-1:15 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 1-4 (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.

# Due date Assignment
1 1/31 Homework 1


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 Wikipedia-style 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 take-home exams: you are allowed to use the literature and even discuss the problems amongst yourselves, but you have to write your own solutions.



Last modified: Wed Jan 24 10:42:11 PST 2018