MATH3032 Topology and Analysis

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 option in the Mathematics and Statistics major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Science students where relevant according to the broadening requirements for each student
  • Level 3 elective
Content
This unit provides an introduction to abstract methods in a continuous setting. Topics include topology and geometry from a constructive perspective in dimensions two, three and four. Students investigate, via concrete examples, homeomorphisms and diffeomorphisms of manifolds; curvature; vector bundles; and elements of the machinery for describing space-time in physics. Alternatively, topics may include Banach spaces, Hilbert spaces, projections, compact, self-adjoint, normal and unitary operators, Riesz representation theorem, the Fredholm alternative and applications to solving integral and differential equations from physics.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate intuition and skills in analysis and geometry and (2) understand how these geometry techniques can be applied to mechanics and physics.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignments; (2) mid-semester test; and (3) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Luchezar Stoyanov
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
MATH2031 Introduction to Pure Mathematics
Contact hours
lectures: 3 hours per week
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