Department of Mathematical Sciences, Unit Catalogue 2011/12 

Credits:  6 
Level:  Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7) 
Period: 
Semester 1 
Assessment:  CW 25%, EX 75% 
Supplementary Assessment:  Likeforlike reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations) 
Requisites:  
Description:  Aims & Learning Objectives: This course is intended to develop the theory of metric spaces and the topology of R^{n} for students with both "pure" and "applied" interests. Objectives: To provide a framework for further studies in Analysis and Topology. Topics useful in applied areas such as the Contraction Mapping Principle will be emphasized. Students will know the fundamental results listed in the syllabus and have an instinct for their utility in analysis and numerical analysis. They should be able to demonstrate an indepth understanding of the subject. 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. 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: 
MA50182 is Optional on the following programmes:Department of Mathematical Sciences
