
Academic Year:  2017/8 
Owning Department/School:  Department of Mathematical Sciences 
Credits:  6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] 
Notional Study Hours:  120 
Level:  Honours (FHEQ level 6) 
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Assessment Summary:  EX 100% 
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Requisites:  Before taking this module you must take MA20218 
Description:  Aims & Learning Objectives: Aims  This core course is intended to be an elementary and accessible introduction to the theory of metric spaces and the topology of R^{n} for students with both pure and applied interests. Objectives  While the foundations will be laid for further studies in Analysis and Topology, topics useful in applied areas such as the Contraction Mapping Principle will also be covered. Students will know the fundamental results listed in the syllabus and have an instinct for their utility in analysis and numerical analysis. Content: Definition and examples of metric spaces. Convergence of sequences. Continuous maps and isometries. Sequential definition of continuity. Subspaces and product spaces. Complete metric spaces and the Contraction Mapping Principle. Picard's Theorem for . Sequential compactness, BolzanoWeierstrass theorem and applications. Open and closed sets (with emphasis on R^{n}). Closure and interior of sets. Topological approach to continuity and compactness (with statement of HeineBorel theorem). Equivalence of Compactness and sequential compactness in metric spaces. Connectedness and pathconnectedness. Metric spaces of functions: C[0,1] is a complete metric space. 
Programme availability: 
MA30041 is Compulsory on the following programmes:Department of Physics
MA30041 is Optional on the following programmes:Department of Mathematical Sciences

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