PURE MTH 4102 - Topology and Analysis - Honours
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2016
General Course Information
Course Code PURE MTH 4102 Course Topology and Analysis - Honours Coordinating Unit School of Mathematical Sciences Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Prerequisites 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 Coordinator: Professor Finnur Larusson
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of metric spaces and topological spaces, and their role in mathematics.
- Demonstrate familiarity with a range of examples of these structures.
- Prove basic results about completeness, compactness, connectedness and convergence within these structures.
- Use the Banach fixed point theorem to demonstrate the existence and uniqueness of solutions to differential equations.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of Hilbert spaces and Banach spaces, and their role in mathematics.
- Demonstrate familiarity with a range of examples of these structures.
- Prove basic results about Hilbert spaces and Banach spaces and operators between such spaces.
- Apply the theory in the course to solve a variety of problems at an appropriate level of difficulty.
- 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) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1,2,3,4,5,6,7 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
8 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
9 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
8,9 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Recommended ResourcesYou are not expected to buy any textbook. If you wish to read a textbook along with your lecture notes, you can have a look at some of the following books.
- 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''
- Munkres, James, "Topology"
- Larusson, Finnur, "Lectures on real analysis" (the last two chapters)
Online LearningAssignments, tutorial exercises, handouts, and course announcements will be posted on MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe lecturer will guide the students through the course material in 30 lectures. Students are expected to actively engage with the material during the lectures. Interaction and discussion of any difficulties that arise during the lectures is encouraged. Students are expected to attend all lectures, but (when possible) the lectures will be recorded to help cover absences and for revision purposes. Students will be expected to participate in active tutorials every second week. In the tutorials, students will solve problems together in small groups. Fortnightly assignments help develop understanding of the theory and its applications, and timely feedback allows students to gauge their progress. A group project with a written report further develops research skills, teamwork skills, and communication skills.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Activity Quantity Workload hours Lectures 30 75 Tutorials 5 15 Assignments 5 40 Group project 1 26 Total 156
Learning Activities Summary
There will be tutorials on Wednesdays of Weeks 2, 4, 6, 10, 12 (no tutorial in Week 8).
Lecture Schedule Weeks 1-6 Metric spaces Metric spaces, examples, convergent sequences, open and closed sets, Cauchy sequences, complete metric spaces, continuous maps, the Banach fixed point theorem, motivation and examples, Picard's existence and uniqueness theorem for solutions of differential equations, compactness, uniform continuity, the Heine-Borel theorem, the Arzela-Ascoli theorem. Week 7-8 Topology Topological spaces, examples, Hausdorff spaces, compact spaces, continuous maps, homeomorphisms, connected and path connected spaces. Week 9-12 Hilbert and Banach spaces Normed vector spaces, Banach spaces, examples, bounded linear maps, bounded linear functionals, dual spaces, inner products, Cauchy-Schwarz inequality, parallellogram law, orthogonality, Hilbert spaces, examples, orthogonal projections, Riesz representation theorem, adjoint operators, structure theorem for separable Hilbert spaces.
Small Group Discovery ExperienceA group project with a written report develops research skills, teamwork skills, and communication skills.
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment task Task type Due Weighting Learning outcomes Examination Summative Examination period 70% All Homework assignments Formative and summative Weeks 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 15% All Tutorial exercises Formative Weeks 2, 4, 6, 10, 12 (no tutorial in Week 8) 5% All Group project report Formative and summative Set in Week 5. Complete draft due for feedback from lecturer no later than Week 10. Final submission in Week 12. 10% All
Assessment Related RequirementsAn aggregate score of 50% is required to pass the course.
Assessment task Set Due Weighting Tutorial exercises 1 Week 1 Week 2 1% Assignment 1 Week 2 Week 3 3% Tutorial exercises 2 Week 3 Week 4 1% Assignment 2 Week 4 Week 5 3% Tutorial exercises 3 Week 5 Week 6 1% Assignment 3 Week 6 Week 7 3% Assignment 4 Week 8 Week 9 3% Tutorial exercises 4 Week 9 Week 10 1% Assignment 5 Week 10 Week 11 3% Tutorial exercises 5 Week 11 Week 12 1% Group project report Week 5 Week 12 10%
SubmissionHomework assignments must be submitted on time with a signed assessment cover sheet. Late assignments will not be accepted. The same holds for the group project report.
Assignments will be returned within two weeks. Students may apply to be excused from an assignment for medical or compassionate reasons. Documentation is required and the lecturer must be notified as soon as possible.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M11 (Honours Mark Scheme) Grade Grade reflects following criteria for allocation of grade Reported on Official Transcript Fail A mark between 1-49 F Third Class A mark between 50-59 3 Second Class Div B A mark between 60-69 2B Second Class Div A A mark between 70-79 2A First Class A mark between 80-100 1 Result Pending An interim result RP Continuing Continuing CN
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