Analysis II: Measure, Integration and Banach Spaces
Math 114 / 10-11:30 Tu Th / Science Center 507
Harvard University -- Fall 2014
Curtis T McMullen
Mathematics 23, 25, 55 or 112.
Math 113 and 131 (Complex Analysis and Topology) recommended.
- Required: Royden and Fitzpatrick,
Real Analysis, 4rd ed.
- Recommended: Stein and Shakarchi,
Princeton University Press, 2003.
- Also useful: Oxtoby,
Measure and Category.
This course will provide a rigorous introduction to
measurable functions, Lebesgue integration, Banach spaces
Possible topics include:
Reading and Lectures.
Students are responsible for all topics covered in
the readings and lectures.
Assigned material should be read before
coming to class. Lectures may go beyond the
reading, and not every topic in the reading will be
covered in class.
Measure and Integration
Real numbers; open sets; Borel sets.
Measurable functions. Littlewood's 3 principles.
Monotonicity, bounded variation, absolute continuity.
Differentiable and convex functions.
The classical Banach spaces.
Hilbert spaces and Fourier analysis.
Topological spaces; C(X).
Open mapping theorem, closed graph theorem, uniform boundedness principle.
Weak topologies, Alaoglu's theorem.
Measures as the dual of C(X).
Grades will be based on homework (40%), an in-class midterm (20%) and a
take-home final (40%).
Homework will be assigned every week.
Late homework will not be accepted,
however your lowest homework score will be dropped.
Collaboration between students is encouraged,
but you must write your own solutions, understand them and give credit to your collaborators.
Please use only the course texts, course web page and
your own lecture notes for homework.
There will be an in-class midterm, covering the first half of
the course. It will be given in approximately the 7th week of the course.
There will be a take-home final exam, to be completed
during reading period.
- Tu, 2 Sep. First class
- Th-F, 27-28 Nov. Thanksgiving
- Tu, 2 Dec. Last class
- Th-W, 4-10 Dec. Reading period
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