Office: Lippitt Hall 200 B
Office Hours: Tuesday 2:00PM, Wednesday 2:00PM
Book: Introduction to Real Analysis, 3rd Edition
by Robert G. Bartle and Donald R. Sherbert.
Course Description. This course is an introduction to Real Analysis. In this course we will look more deeply at the concepts you learned in your Calculus classes. We will discuss how to prove many of the facts you have used in the past. You will learn precise definitions of notions, get a deeper understanding of concepts, and make your reasoning more rigorous. A very important component of this course is to expose you to proofs. The goal is for you to learn how to write proofs.
Prerequisites. Mth 243 Calculus for Functions of Several Variables, Mth 307 Introduction to Mathematical Rigor is strongly recommended.
Homework Chapters I, II and III
Sec 1.1, Page 11: # 3,5,6,8,9,14,16,20
Sec 1.2, Page 15: # 2, 7, 15
Sec 1.3, Page 21: # 6, 8, 11, 12
Sec 2.1, Page 29: # 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 13, 15, 23, 26
Sec 2.2, Page 34: # 3, 6, 7, 10, 16
Sec 2.3, Page 38: # 2, 3, 4, 9
Sec 2.4, Page 43: # 4, 5, 6, 12, 14
Sec 2.5, Page 50: # 2, 7, 8, 10, 12
Sec 3.1, Page 59: 5d, 6c, 7, 11, 15, 16
Sec 3.2, Page 67: 1, 6, 7, 10, 13, 16, 17 , 18
Sec.3.3, Page 74: 3, 4, 10, 13 Hand in: 13
Sec.3.4, Page 80: 1, 3, 7, 8, 12, 14 Hand in: 3
Sec.3.5, Page 86: 2, 4, 8, 9, 10 Hand in: 4
Sec.3.6, Page 88: 3, 5, 7, 8, 9 Hand in: 7
Sec.3.7, Page 95: 1, 2, 3, 12, 14 Hand in: 12
Sec.4.1, Page104: 1, 9, 11, 14 Hand in: 14
Sec 4.2, Page110: 2, 8, 13, 14 Hand in: 14
Sec.5.1, Page124: 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 13 Hand in: 11
Sec 5.2, Page128: 1, 4, 5, 12 Hand in: 12
Sec.5.3, Page129: 4, 6, 9a, 13, 17 Hand in: 13
Sec.5.4, Page144: 2, 4, 6, 8, 9 Hand in: 8
* If a, b are real numbers then |a-b| \leq |a| + |b|
* The generalized triangle inequality
* The supremum is unique
* Strong Induction = Weak Induction
* Prove the Principle of Mathematical Induction (second version)
Note: Some of this proofs are in the book. So essentially I just want you to study them.
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