Academic Year:
 2012/3 
Owning Department/School:
 Department of Mathematical Sciences 
Credits:
 6 
Level:
 Honours (FHEQ level 6) 
Period: 
Semester 1

Assessment:
 EX 100% 
Supplementary Assessment:  MA30041 Mandatory extra work (where allowed by programme regulations) 
Requisites:
 Before taking this unit 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
 USXXAFM01 : MSci (hons) Mathematics and Physics (Fulltime)  Year 3
MA30041 is Optional on the following programmes:
Department of Computer Science
 USCMAFB01 : BSc Computing (Fulltime)  Year 3
 USCMAKB01 : BSc Computing (Fulltime with Thick Sandwich Placement)  Year 4
 USCMAFB20 : BSc (hons) Computer Science and Mathematics (Fulltime)  Year 3
 USCMAKB20 : BSc (hons) Computer Science and Mathematics (Fulltime with Thick Sandwich Placement)  Year 4
 USCMAAB20 : BSc (hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Study Year Abroad (Fulltime with Study Year Abroad)  Year 4
 USCMAFB13 : BSc (hons) Computer Science with Mathematics (Fulltime)  Year 3
 USCMAKB14 : BSc (hons) Computer Science with Mathematics (Fulltime with Thick Sandwich Placement)  Year 4
 USCMAAB14 : BSc (hons) Computer Science with Mathematics with Study Year Abroad (Fulltime with Study Year Abroad)  Year 4
 USCMAFM14 : MComp (hons) Computer Science and Mathematics (Fulltime)  Year 3
 USCMAKM14 : MComp (hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Industrial Placement (Fulltime with Thick Sandwich Placement)  Year 4
 USCMAAM14 : MComp (hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Study Year Abroad (Fulltime with Study Year Abroad)  Year 4
Department of Mathematical Sciences
 USMAAFB15 : BSc (hons) Mathematical Sciences (Fulltime)  Year 3
 USMAAKB16 : BSc (hons) Mathematical Sciences (Fulltime with Thick Sandwich Placement)  Year 4
 USMAAAB16 : BSc (hons) Mathematical Sciences with Study Year Abroad (Fulltime with Study Year Abroad)  Year 4
 USMAAFB13 : BSc (hons) Mathematics (Fulltime)  Year 3
 USMAAKB14 : BSc (hons) Mathematics (Fulltime with Thick Sandwich Placement)  Year 4
 USMAAFB01 : BSc (hons) Mathematics and Statistics (Fulltime)  Year 3
 USMAAKB02 : BSc (hons) Mathematics and Statistics (Fulltime with Thick Sandwich Placement)  Year 4
 USMAAAB02 : BSc (hons) Mathematics and Statistics with Study Year Abroad (Fulltime with Study Year Abroad)  Year 4
 USMAAAB14 : BSc (hons) Mathematics with Study Year Abroad (Fulltime with Study Year Abroad)  Year 4
 USMAAFB05 : BSc (hons) Statistics (Fulltime)  Year 3
 USMAAKB06 : BSc (hons) Statistics (Fulltime with Thick Sandwich Placement)  Year 4
 USMAAAB06 : BSc (hons) Statistics with Study Year Abroad (Fulltime with Study Year Abroad)  Year 4
 USMAAFM14 : MMath Mathematics (Fulltime)  Year 3
 USMAAFM14 : MMath Mathematics (Fulltime)  Year 4
 USMAAAM15 : MMath Mathematics with Study Year Abroad (Fulltime with Study Year Abroad)  Year 4
 TSMAAFM09 : MSc Mathematical Sciences (Fulltime)  Year 1
 TSMAAPM09 : MSc Mathematical Sciences (Parttime)  Year 1
 TSMAAPM09 : MSc Mathematical Sciences (Parttime)  Year 2
Department of Physics
 USXXAFB03 : BSc (hons) Mathematics and Physics (Fulltime)  Year 3
 USXXAKB04 : BSc (hons) Mathematics and Physics with Placement (Fulltime with Thick Sandwich Placement)  Year 4
 USXXAAB04 : BSc (hons) Mathematics and Physics with Study Year Abroad (Fulltime with Study Year Abroad)  Year 4
