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MA3G8 Functional Analysis II

Lecturer: Dr Andras Mathe

Term(s): Term 2

Status for Mathematics students: List A

Commitment: 30 lectures

Assessment: 100% 3 hour examination

Formal registration prerequisites: None

Assumed knowledge:

MA3G7 Functional Analysis I:

  • Normed spaces
  • Banach spaces
  • Lebesgue spaces
  • Hilbert spaces
  • Dual spaces
  • Linear operators

MA260 Norms, Metrics & Topologies or MA222 Metric Spaces:

  • Normed spaces
  • Metric spaces
  • Continuity
  • Topological spaces
  • Compactness
  • Completeness

Useful background: 

MA260 Norms, Metrics & Topologies and MA222 Metric Spaces:

  • Nowhere dense sets
  • Baire category theorem

MA359 Measure Theory:

  • Lebesgue measure
  • Measurable functions
  • Integral with respect to a measure

Synergies: The following modules go well together with Functional Analysis II:

Leads To: The following modules have this module listed as assumed knowledge or useful background:

Content: Problems posed in infinite-dimensional space arise very naturally throughout mathematics, both pure and applied. In this module we will concentrate on the fundamental results in the theory of infinite-dimensional Banach spaces (complete normed linear spaces) and linear transformations between such spaces.

We will prove some of the main theorems about such linear spaces and their dual spaces (the space of all bounded linear functionals) - e.g. the Hahn-Banach Theorem and the Principle of Uniform Boundedness - and show that even though the unit ball is not compact in an infinite-dimensional space, the notion of weak convergence provides a way to overcome this.

Books: Useful books to use as an accompanying reference to your lecture notes are:

E. Kreyszig, Introductory Functional Analysis with Applications, Wiley, 1989.

W. Rudin, Functional Analysis, McGraw-Hill, 1973.

G. B. Folland, Real Analysis, Wiley, 1999.

E.H. Lieb and M. Loss, Analysis, 2nd Ed. American Mathematical Society, 2001.

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