PURE MTH 3002 - Topology and Analysis III

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2014

Solving equations is a crucial aspect of working in mathematics, physics, engineering, and many other fields. These equations might be straightforward algebraic statements, or complicated systems of differential equations, but there are some fundamental questions common to all of these settings: does a solution exist? If so, is it unique? And if we know of the existence of some specific solution, how do we determine it explicitly or as accurately as possible? This course develops the foundations required to rigorously establish the existence of solutions to various equations, thereby laying the basis for the study of such solutions. Through an understanding of the foundations of analysis, we obtain insight critical in numerous areas of application, such areas ranging across physics, engineering, economics and finance. Topics covered are: sets, functions, metric spaces and normed linear spaces, compactness, connectedness, and completeness. Banach fixed point theorem and applications, uniform continuity and convergence. General topological spaces, generating topologies, topological invariants, quotient spaces. Introduction to Hilbert spaces and bounded operators on Hilbert spaces.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PURE MTH 3002
    Course Topology and Analysis III
    Coordinating Unit Pure Mathematics
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Prerequisites MATHS 1012 (Note: from 2015 the prerequisite for this course will be MATHS 2100 . Please plan your 2014 enrolment accordingly).
    Assumed Knowledge MATHS 2100
    Course Description Solving equations is a crucial aspect of working in mathematics, physics, engineering, and many other fields. These equations might be straightforward algebraic statements, or complicated systems of differential equations, but there are some fundamental questions common to all of these settings: does a solution exist? If so, is it unique? And if we know of the existence of some specific solution, how do we determine it explicitly or as accurately as possible? This course develops the foundations required to rigorously establish the existence of solutions to various equations, thereby laying the basis for the study of such solutions. Through an understanding of the foundations of analysis, we obtain insight critical in numerous areas of application, such areas ranging across physics, engineering, economics and finance.

    Topics covered are: sets, functions, metric spaces and normed linear spaces, compactness, connectedness, and completeness. Banach fixed point theorem and applications, uniform continuity and convergence. General topological spaces, generating topologies, topological invariants, quotient spaces. Introduction to Hilbert spaces and bounded operators on Hilbert spaces.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Paul McCann

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of metric spaces and topological spaces, and their role in mathematics.
    2. Demonstrate familiarity with a range of examples of these structures.
    3. Prove basic results about completeness, compactness, connectedness and convergence within these structures.
    4. Use the Banach Fixed Point Theorem to demonstrate the existence and uniqueness of solutions to classes of equations.
    5. Prove basic results about the properties of bounded operators on Hilbert spaces.
    6. Apply the theory in the course to solve a variety of problems at an appropriate level of difficulty.
    7. Demonstrate skills in communicating mathematics orally and in writing.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1,2,3,4,5
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1,2,5,6
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 3,4,5,6
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 2,5,6
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1,2,6
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1,3,6
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 5,6
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 5,6
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    None.
    Recommended Resources
    • Cohen, Graham, "A course in modern analysis and its applications"
    • Simmons, George F., "Introduction to topology and modern analysis''
    • Apostol, Tom M., "Mathematical analysis''
    • Kreyszig, Erwin,  "Introductory functional analysis with applications.''
    • Sutherland, Wilson A., "Introduction to metric and topological spaces''
    Online Learning

    Assignments, tutorial exercises, handouts, and course announcements will be posted on MyUni.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    The lecturer will present the course material in 30 lectures. Students are expected to actively engage with the material during the lectures, and interaction and discussion of any difficulties that arise during the lecture is encouraged. Students are expected to attend all lectures, but (where possible) the lectures will be recorded to help cover absences, and for revision purposes. Students will be expected to present solution to fortnightly tutorial problems. Fortnightly assignments helps increase understanding of the theory and its applications, and timely feedback through these problems allows students to gauge their progress.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.


    Activity Quantity Workload hours
    Lectures 30 90
    Tutorials 5 25
    Assignments 6 42
    Total 157
     
                                               
    Learning Activities Summary
                               
           
    Lecture Schedule
    Week 1 Review, Metrics Introduction: review of sets, relations and functions. Metric spaces and examples.
    Week 2 Metric Spaces Cauchy sequences, convergence in metric spaces. Open sets, closed sets.
    Week 3 Metric Spaces Closure, completeness, subsets of complete spaces. Banach Fixed Point Theorem.
    Week 4 Metric Spaces Examples of Fixed Point Theorem. Completing a metric space. Continuous functions.
    Week 5 Metric Spaces Compactness, equivalence with sequential compactness, and consequences.
    Week 6 Metric Spaces Properties of continuous functions on compact sets. Review of metric spaces and introduction to topological spaces.
    Week 7 Topology Topological spaces, examples. Ordering topologies. Equivalent axiom systems for topological spaces. Convergence in Hausdorff and non-Hausdorff spaces.
    Week 8 Topology Compactness. Zariski topology, subspaces. Connectedness and path connectedness.
    Week 9 Topology Homeomorphism, topological invariants, generating topologies, weak topology.
    Week 10 Topology Product topology, quotient topology, summary. Hilbert spaces.
    Week 11 Hilbert Spaces Completion of square summable sequences. Orthonormal sets, orthonormal bases, separable spaces. Decomposition via orthogonal complement.
    Week 12 Hilbert Spaces Hilbert dimension. Uniqueness of "Hilbert Space". Fourier Series. Bounded operators on Hilbert space. Examples, and spectra: point spectrum and continuous spectrum.
    Tutorials in Weeks 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 cover the material of the previous two weeks. 
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
                               
                   
    Assessment taskTask typeDueWeightingLearning outcomes
    Examination Summative Examination period 70% All
    Homework assignments Formative and summative Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 24% All
    Tutorial exercises Formative Weeks 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 6% All
     
                                               
    Assessment Related Requirements
    An aggregate score of 50% is required to pass the course.
    Assessment Detail
                   
    Assessment taskSetDueWeighting
    Assignment 1 Week 1 Week 2 4%
    Tutorial exercises 1 Week 2 Week 3 see below
    Assignment 2 Week 3 Week 4 4%
    Tutorial exercises 2 Week 4 Week 5
    Assignment 3 Week 5 Week 6 4%
    Tutorial exercises 3 Week 6 Week 7
    Assignment 4 Week 7 Week 8 4%
    Tutorial exercises 4 Week 8 Week 9
    Assignment 5 Week 9 Week 10 4%
    Tutorial exercises 5 Week 10 Week 11
    Assignment 6 Week 11 Week 12 4%


    It is expected that each student will present at least once in the tutorials. Tutorial presentations will be worth 6%. This may have to be adjusted depending on enrolment. 
    Submission
    Homework assignments must be submitted on time with a signed assessment
    cover sheet. Late assignments will not be accepted. Assignments will be
    returned within two weeks. Students may be excused from an assignment
    for medical or compassionate reasons.  Documentation is required and the
    lecturer must be notified as soon as possible.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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