Course Coordinator: 
Xiaodan Zhou
Introduction to Real Analysis

In most Calculus courses, we learned many useful computation techniques without further explanation of the concepts behind the tools. Real analysis, which sometimes can be roughly understood as “advanced calculus”,  is to set the solid mathematical foundation for calculus. In this course, we will visit many fundamental concepts of mathematical analysis through the lecture and exercises.

 The principal topics of the course include fundamentals of logic, basic set theory, functions, number systems, order completeness of the real numbers and its consequences, sequences and series, topology of R^n, continuous functions, uniform convergence, compactness, theory of differentiation and integration. 


Target students and prerequisites:
The course is an introductory course and is designed to be accessible to students that are seeing proofs for the first time. The only prerequisite is an understanding of the results from single-variable calculus. Successful completion of undergraduate Calculus or equivalent courses is required to take this course. Multivariable calculus is not a prerequisite. If you are not sure about the prerequisite material, please contact the instructor at the beginning of the course.

This is an alternate years course: AY2022 and AY2024


● State and apply the definitions and terminology of basic set theory, mathematical logic, the fundamental property of real numbers; ● State and apply rigorous formulation of limits of sequence, series, continuity, differentiation and integration to solve various mathematical questions at appropriate difficulty level; ● Use Latex effectively for mathematical writing; ● Develop rigorous mathematical proof and writing skills; ● Communicate mathematics effectively and develop rigorous math thinking which prepares for more advanced courses.
Course Content: 

Basic Set Theory and Mathematical Logic
Definition and properties of Fields
Real number system
Fundamental Property of real numbers
Sequence and Limits
Properties of limits, bounded and monotone sequences
Bolzano-Weierstrass Theorem and Cauchy sequence
Series and convergence test
Basic topology of real line and limits of functions
Limits and continuity of functions
Continuous function on compact interval and uniform continuity
Derivatives and Mean Value Property
Riemann Integral and Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
Metric spaces introduction

Course Type: 
Exam 1 : 30% , Exam 2: 30%, Homework: 40%
Text Book: 
Introduction to Real Analysis, Robert G. Bartle and Donald R. Sherbert, 4th edition.
Reference Book: 
Principles of Mathematical Analysis, Rudin, 3rd edition.
Prior Knowledge: 

Successful completion of undergraduate single-variable calculus