**Spring 2020**

**Instructor:** Marc Rieffel

**Lectures:** TTh 9:40-11:00 am, Cory 241.

**Course Control Number:** 20484

**Office:** 811 Evans

**Office Hours:** Tuesdays 11-12, 1:30-2:30; Thursdays 11-12

** GSI:** Mitchell Taylor

**GSI Office:** 1042 Evans

**GSI office hours:** Mondays and Wednesdays 12:00-1:30

**Prerequisites:** Math 202A or equivalent. I have no restrictions on enrollment
by undergraduates. See Math department staff advisors for any needed enrollment codes.
Students who did not take Math 202A last Fall and want to enroll in this Math 202B should
have a solid understanding of the following parts of the Lang text listed below:
Chapter II, Section 3 of Chapter III, and Sections 1-7 of Chapter VI.

**Recommended Texts (available free on-line):**

Real and Functional Analysis 3rd ed. by Serge Lang, Springer-Verlag

Basic Real Analysis by Anthony Knapp, Birkhauser.

Advanced Real Analysis by Anthony Knapp, Birkhauser.

Analysis Now by Gert K. Pedersen, Springer-Verlag.

Measure Theory by Paul Halmos, Springer-Verlag (a classic).

Real Analysis for Graduate Students by Richard F. Bass.

Functional Analysis by Richard F. Bass.

General Topology by John L. Kelley (a classic).

Measure, Integration & Real Analysis by Sheldon Axler

The Lang text gives a presentation
of the material that is somewhat closer to that which
I will give than the other texts.

My understanding is that through an agreement
between UC and the publishers, chapters of the texts by
Lang, Knapp, Pedersen and Halmos are available
for free download by students. You can find the chapters
of the Lang text
here,
and chapters of the Knapp texts
here, and
here, chapters of the Pedersen text
here,
and chapters of the Halmos text
here.
You may need to use campus computers to authenticate yourself
to gain access.

Links for the four free on-line books are:
Bass Real Analysis,
Bass Functional Analysis, and
Kelley Topology

Axler Measure Integration Real Analysis,
The link for ancient lecture notes of mine on measures and integration can be found at the bottom of my home web page.

**Grading:** I plan to assign roughly-weekly problem sets.
Collectively they will count for 50% of the course grade.
Students are
strongly encouraged to discuss the problem sets and the course content
with each other, but each student should write up their own solutions,
reflecting their own understanding, to turn in.
Even more, if students collaborate in working out solutions, or get specific help from others, they should explicitly acknowledge this help in the written work they turn in.
This is general scholarly best practice. There is no penalty for acknowledging
such collaboration or help.

There will be a **final examination**, on **Wednesday May 13, 11:30-2:30 PM**,
which will count for
35% of the course grade. There will be a **midterm exam**,
on **Tuesday, March 17**, at the regular class time.
which will count for 15% of the course grade.
Here is a sample midterm exam,
for a 50 minutes class rather than our 80 minutes class.
There will be no early
or make-up final examination. Nor will a make-up midterm exam be
given; instead, if you tell me ahead of time that you must miss the
midterm exam, then the final exam will count for 50% of your course
grade. If you miss the midterm
exam but do not tell me ahead of time, then you will need to bring
me a doctor's note or equivalent in order to try to avoid a score of 0.

**Comments:** Students who need special acomodation for
examinations should bring me the appropriate paperwork, and must tell me
at least a week in advance of each exam what specific acomodation
they need for that exam,
so that I will have enough time to arrange it.

The above procedures are subject to change.

**Homework assignments:**
They will be posted
at Homework as they
are assigned.

**Using TEX:** I encourage students to write up their problem-set solutions in TEX, more specifically LATEX. This is a powerful mathematical typesetting program which is widely used in the sciences, engineering, etc., for documents that use a lot of mathematical symbolism. Thus learning to use TEX is a valuable skill if you work in such fields.

You can freely download versions of TEX onto your computer.

If you use Mac OS, you can find it at MacTex.

If you use Windows, you can find it at proTeXt.

The best way to start learning TEX is not by trying to compose the long header, but rather by
having a file that already has a header, and then gradually modifying that file as you learn how TEX works.

For such a TEX file with a header, click LATEX-sample .
Make a copy to play with, once you have downloaded TEX onto your computer.
At first, don't modify anything above "\begin{document}".

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