E-mail: andras "at" math.stanford.edu
Class location: MWF 12-12:50pm, Room 380-380W.
Course assistant: TBA.
Textbook: Reed and Simon: Functional Analysis (volume 1 of `Methods of Mathematical Physics')On reserve at the library: Peter Lax: Functional Analysis and Royden: Real Analysis (Royden's book is on permanent reserve).
The syllabus will be posted here.The second quarter of the graduate real analysis sequence covers functional analysis. We will use Reed and Simon's Functional Analysis (volume 1 of `Methods of Mathematical Physics'), quickly covering Chapter 1 as background (except the measure theory part, which was covered in 205A), and start with Chapter 2 (Hilbert spaces). We cover Banach spaces, topological spaces, locally convex vector spaces, bounded operators and the spectral theorem.
Grading policy: The grade will be based on the weekly homework (30%), on the two midterm exams (35% each). The first midterm will be in-class, while the second one will be take-home, due around March 7th (to be decided).There is no final exam.
The homework will be due either in class or by 9pm in the instructor's mailbox on the designated day. You are allowed to discuss the homework with others in the class, but you must write up your homework solution by yourself. Thus, you should understand the solution, and be able to reproduce it yourself. This ensures that, apart from satisfying a requirement for this class, you can solve the similar problems that are likely to arise on the exams.