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MT3502 Real Analysis

SCOTCAT credits:15
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 9
Planned timetable:11.00 am Mon (even weeks), Tue & Thu

This module continues the study of analysis begun in the 2000-level module MT2502 Analysis. It considers further important topics in the study of real analysis including: integration theory, the analytic properties of power series and the convergence of functions. Emphasis will be placed on rigourous development of the material, giving precise definitions of the concepts involved and exploring the proofs of important theorems. The language of metric spaces will be introduced to give a framework in which to discuss these concepts.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for MMath Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Pure Mathematics programmes

Optional for all other undergraduate programmes in the School of Mathematics & Statistics.

UG Pre-requisite(s):MT2502
UG Modules required for:MT4004, MT4111, MT4501, MT4513, MT4519, MT5825, MT5830

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:2.5-hours of lectures and 1 tutorial.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 35
  • Guided independent study: 115

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 100%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 0%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 90%, Class Test = 10%
UG Re-assessment:2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr J M Fraser
Module teaching staff:Dr J M Fraser, TBC