MATHS 2100 - Real Analysis II

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2022

Much of mathematics relies on our ability to be able to solve equations, if not in explicit exact forms, then at least in being able to establish the existence of solutions. To do this requires a knowledge of so-called "analysis", which in many respects is just Calculus in very general settings. The foundations for this work are commenced in Real Analysis, a course that develops this basic material in a systematic and rigorous manner in the context of real-valued functions of a real variable. Topics covered are: Basic set theory. The real numbers and their basic properties. Sequences: convergence, subsequences, Cauchy sequences. Open, closed, and compact sets of real numbers. Continuous functions and uniform continuity. The Riemann integral. Differentiation and Mean Value theorems. The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Series. Power series and Taylor series. Convergence of sequences and series of functions.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MATHS 2100
    Course Real Analysis II
    Coordinating Unit Mathematical Sciences
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 4 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites MATHS 1012
    Assessment Ongoing assessment, examination
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Raymond Vozzo

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. describe the fundamental properties of the real numbers that underpin the formal development of real analysis;

    2. demonstrate an understanding of the theory of sequences and series, continuity, differentiation and integration;

    3. demonstrate skills in constructing rigorous mathematical arguments;

    4. apply the theory in the course to solve a variety of problems at an appropriate level of difficulty;

    5. demonstrate skills in communicating mathematics.

    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)

    Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

    Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.

    1, 2, 3, 4

    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.

    3, 4

    Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills

    Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.

    3, 5

    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.

    1, 2, 3, 4, 5

    Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.

    3, 4, 5
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    The textbook for the course is Lectures on Real Analysis by Finnur Lárusson, freely available to students via the library catalogue.
    Recommended Resources
    There are many good real analysis books out there for students who want to look at other sources, for example Understanding Analysis by Stephen Abbott, which is freely available via the library catalogue.
    Online Learning
    All course materials (except the textbook) will be made available on MyUni.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Each week's material is presented in two sources that complement each other: the textbook and lecture videos that are posted on MyUni at the beginning of the week.  Having studied the material from both sources, students test their initial understanding with an online quiz.  The following week students deepen their understanding of the material and their skills in applying it by working on tutorial exercises and attending a tutorial (face to face or online). There is also a weekly class, which complements the lecture videos and tutorials, providing students to actively engage with material as a single cohort. Biweekly assignments provide students with further opportunities to practise and get feedback on their work.  Students interact with the lecturer and with each other on a MyUni discussion platform.  In addition, the lecturer offers weekly consulting.


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

    Activity Quantity Workload hours
    Study of textbook and videos 74
    Tutorial 12 24
    Quiz 11 22
    Assignment 5 30
    Test 1 6
    TOTAL 156
    Learning Activities Summary

    Numbers, sets, and functions.
    The real numbers.
    Open, closed, and compact sets.


    Tutorials will be held every week, covering material from the previous week. The first tutorial, in Week 1, will be a review of first-year calculus.

  • 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
    Component Task type Due Weighting Outcomes Assessed
    Assignments Formative and summative Even weeks 15% All
    Quizzes Formative and summative Weekly 10% All
    Test 1 Summative Week 4-6 15% All
    Exam Summative Exam period 60% All

    More details will be announced later.

    Assessment Detail

    No information currently available.


    No information currently available.

    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.

  • Student Feedback

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