Module Details

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 Title METRIC SPACES AND CALCULUS Code MATH241 Coordinator Dr NT Pagani Mathematical Sciences Nicola.Pagani@liverpool.ac.uk Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value Session 2021-22 Level 5 FHEQ First Semester 15

Aims

To introduce the basic elements of the theory of metric spaces and calculus of several variables.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) After completing the module students should: Be familiar with a range of examples of metric spaces.

(LO2) Have developed their understanding of the notions of convergence and continuity.

(LO3) Understand the contraction mapping theorem and appreciate some of its applications.

(LO4) Be familiar with the concept of the derivative of a vector valued function of several variables as a linear map.

(LO5) Understand the inverse function and implicit function theorems and appreciate their importance.

(LO6) Have developed their appreciation of the role of proof and rigour in mathematics

(S1) Problem solving skills

Syllabus

Metric spaces: Examples of metric spaces: R^n, the discrete metric, metric of uniform convergence on C[a, b]. Convergence and continuity.  Open and closed subsets.  Completeness of metic spaces. Infimum and supremum, lim inf and lim sup. The Bolzano-Weierstrass theorem and completeness of R^n.  The Contraction mapping theorem.  Pointwise and uniform convergence, and the completeness of C[a, b]. Term-by-term differentiation and integration of power series.  Local existence and uniqueness of solutions of first order ODEs. The Hausdorff metric. Iterated function systems and fractals.  Calculus: Revision of linear algebra: matrix product, determinant, and inverse. Continuity and differentiability of functions R^n -> R and R^n -> R^m.  The chain rule, inverse function theorem and implicit function theorem.

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

MATH101 CALCULUS I; MATH102 CALCULUS II; MATH103 INTRODUCTION TO LINEAR ALGEBRA

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Final Assessment (open book and remote) One hour time on task Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When): First semester  0 hours    50
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Class Test (open book and remote) Around 60-90 minutes (submission window)  around 60-90 minutes    50