Office: 383M

Phone: 723-2226

E-mail: andras "at" math.stanford.edu

Tentative office hours: M 1:30-3pm, W 2-3:30pm.

Class location: TTh 11am-12:15pm, Room 380F.

Course assistant: Saran Ahuja.

Office: 380M

E-mail: sarana "at" math.stanford.edu

Tentative office hours: M 9-11am, T 2:10-4:10pm, W 9-11am.

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.

Rough score conversions for the midterm as a general guide (out of 100) -- it is the actual scores that count for the course grade, so these are only posted as a rough guideline:

- 90s: superb! A+
- 70s-80s: A (turning to A- on the very low end)
- 60s: B+
- 50s: B
- 40s or so: B-
- below: C

- Fall 2007. Recommended qual preparation problems: Part I: 1,2,3,5, Part II:1,2,3,4,5. Solutions of the functional analysis problems, thanks to Dean Baskin (course CA from a while back)!
- Spring 2007. Recommended qual preparation problems: Part I: 1,2,3,4,5, Part II:1,4. Solutions of the functional analysis problems, thanks to Dean Baskin (course CA from a while back)!
- Fall 2006. Recommended qual preparation problems: Part I: 1,2,3,4, Part II:1,4. Solutions of the functional analysis problems, thanks to Dean Baskin (course CA from a while back)!
- Spring 2006. Recommended qual preparation problems: Part I:1,2,3,5, Part II:1,2,3,5. Solutions of the functional analysis problems, thanks to Dean Baskin (course CA from a while back)!
- Fall 2005. Recommended qual preparation problems: Part I:1b,3,4, Part II:1,2,3,4,5. Solutions of the functional analysis problems, thanks to Dean Baskin (course CA from a while back)!
- Spring 2005. Recommended qual preparation problems: Part I:2,3,4, Part II:6,7,10. Solutions of the functional analysis problems, thanks to Dean Baskin (course CA from a while back)!

- Problem Set 1, due Thursday, January 17. Solutions, thanks to many CA's over the years!
- Problem Set 2, due Thursday, January 24. Solutions, thanks to many CA's over the years!
- Problem Set 3, due Thursday, January 31. Solutions, thanks to many CA's over the years!
- Problem Set 4, due Thursday, February 7. Solutions, thanks to many CA's over the years!
- Problem Set 5, due Thursday, February 14. Solutions, thanks to many CA's over the years!
- Problem Set 6, due Thursday, February 21. Solutions, thanks to many CA's over the years!
- Problem Set 7, due Thursday, February 28. Solutions, thanks to many CA's over the years!
- Problem Set 8, due Thursday, March 14. Solutions, thanks to many CA's over the years!