Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Real Analysis
Academic Year
Semester 1
Mutually Exclusive
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminars / Tutorials 3 Hours. (3 x 1 hour example classes)
Lecture 19 Hours. (19 x 1 hour lectures)


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Exam 2 Hours   (written examination)  100%
Supplementary Assessment 2 Hours   (written examination)  100%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, a student should be able to:
1. determine the Fourier series of integrable functions of arbitrary period;
2. apply Fourier series techniques to the summation of infinite series;
3. describe the notions of continuity and differentiability for functions of several variables;
4. establish whether functions of two or more variables are continuous and differentiable;
5. determine whether infinite series are convergent by using various convergence tests;
6. describe the notion of uniform convergence of sequences of functions;
7. use the Weierstrass M-test to test the uniform convergence of infinite series of functions;
8. determine the radius of convergence of power series;
9. use standard convergence theorems concerning power series.

Brief description

The study of real analysis is of paramount importance to any student who wishes to go beyond the routine manipulation of formulae to solve standard problems. The ability to think deductively and analyse complicated examples is essential to modify and extend concepts to new contexts. The module is geared to meet these needs.


In this module, the analytical techniques, developed in MA11110, will be extended to a more general setting. This module will provide the foundations of classical analysis in a concrete setting, with a special emphasis on applications.


1. FOURIER SERIES: Convergence theorems (statements only), application of Fourier Series to sum infinite series.
2. CALCULUS OF SEVERAL VARIABLES: Continuity, differentiability, partial derivatives, higher order and mixed partial derivatives.
3. THEORY OF INFINITE SERIES: Tests for convergence, including comparison test, ratio test, integral test. Power series, radius of convergence, absolute convergence. The Cauchy principle of convergence for series.
4. UNIFORM CONVERGENCE OF SEQUENCE OF FUNCTIONS: Uniform convergence of series, the Weierstrass M-test. The Cauchy principle for uniform convergence.

Reading List

Recommended Text
Haggarty, R (1993) Fundamentals of Mathematical Analysis 2nd Addison Wesley Primo search Marsden, J & Hoffman, M (1993) Elementary Classical Analysis 2nd Freeman Primo search
Supplementary Text
Bartle, R & Sherbert, D (1992) Introduction to Real Analysis 2nd Wiley Primo search Parzynski, W & Zipse, P Introduction to Mathematical Analysis McGraw-Hill Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 5