MATH240-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022

Analysis and Groups

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 18 July 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 31 July 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 2 October 2022

Description

The course comprises two very different subjects, analysis and groups, both fundamental to mathematics and requiring mathematically rigorous thinking. It gives a deeper understanding of the real number system and limits, and an introduction to the methods of abstract algebra via the study of symmetries and permutations.

This is a course in real analysis and group theory. These are fundamental topics and tools needed for a deeper understanding of almost all mathematics. The course comprises two somewhat different subjects, analysis and groups, both  requiring mathematically rigorous thinking. It provides a deeper understanding of the real number system and limits, as well as an introduction to the methods of abstract algebra via the study of symmetries and permutations.

Topics covered:

Analysis: Properties of the real numbers; Convergence and divergence of sequences; Limits and continuity; The Intermediate and Extreme Value Theorems; Series and power series.

Group theory: Groups and symmetry; Subgroups; Permutations; Cyclic, Dihedral and Matrix groups; Isomorphisms; Lagrange's Theorem; Fermat's Little Theorem.

Learning Outcomes

  • By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Understand a range of topics in real analysis and group theory.
  • Formulate formal mathematical arguments and proofs.
  • Work with both concrete examples and more abstract, axiomatic theory.
  • Appreciate the wider relevance of the topics covered.

Prerequisites

Restrictions

MATH222, MATH243

Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 Psychology - Sociology 252 Lecture Theatre
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Psychology - Sociology 252 Lecture Theatre
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 A5 Lecture Theatre
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 239
25 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
02 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 239
25 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
03 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 239
25 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct

Course Administrator

Felipe Voloch

Lecturer

Felipe Voloch

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $802.00

International fee $4,563.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Mathematics and Statistics .

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