Instructor: Michael Loss

email: loss@math.gatech.edu

Lectures: MWF 13:05-13:55

Location: Skiles 169

Office hours: MW 14:05-14:55 or by appointment

Text book: Introduction to Real Analysis by Chris Heil, BirkhĂ¤user.

A copy of the book is available for you in the resource page on t-square

This book is copyrighted and for your personal use only. You are not to copy nor distribute

the book as a whole or in part to other parties.

The goal of this course is to give you a solid introduction into measure theory. Originally, this theory grew out of the desire to be able

to integrate non-continuous functions. The key advantage of this theory, however, is that this theory leads to an integral that behaves

very nicely under pointwise limits. The advance is that the finite additivity of volumes is replaced by the countable additivity of measures.

We shall construct Lebesgue measure, talk about measurable function and develop an integration theory for such functions. Important

theorems will be the `Dominated convergence theorem' and the `Monotone convergence theorem'. A consequence is that we will

be able to construct a space of square integrable functions which will be a Hilbert space, i.e., it will be complete.

Academic Dishonesty. All students are expected to comply
with the Georgia Tech Honor Code. Any evidence
of cheating or other

violations of the Georgia Tech Honor Code will
be submitted directly to the Dean of Students.
The institute honor code is available at

http://www.honor.gatech.edu

Exams and Homework: There will be a midterm exam, a final exam and 10 homeworks. Eight of these homeworks will count.

Eight homeworks, 25 points each = 200 points

Midterm exam 40 points

Final exam 60 points

Total 300 points

Grades: 270-300 points = A, 240-269 points = B, 210-239 points = C, 180-209 points = D and below 180 points = F

I might deviate from this scheme but only in your favor. This depends on the difficulty of the homework and the exams.

Homework:I'll post the homework on this web page. Each homework has a due date and late homework will not be accepted.

Write only on the front side of the page only and staple the pages together, not forgetting to write your name.

Write legibly. If the grader cannot read what you wrote no credit will be given. Write clearly and concisely.

I encourage you to submit your solutions typed, preferably in TeX or LaTeX. You may discuss and work

together but you have to write independently your solutions to the homework in your own words.

Here is the link to the Homework

syllabus.dvi