Measure theory is the study of such fundamental ideas as length, area, volume, arc length and surface area. It is the basis for the integration theory used in advanced mathematics since it was developed by Henri Lebesgue in about 1900. Moreover, it is the basis for modern probability theory. The course starts by setting up measure theory and integration, establishing important results such as Fubini's Theorem and the Dominated Convergence Theorem which allow us to manipulate integrals. This is then applied to Fourier Analysis, and results such as the Inversion Formula and Plancherel's Theorem are derived. The Radon-Nikodyn Theorem provides a representation of measures in terms of a density. Probability theory is then discussed with topics including distributions and conditional expectation.
3x1-hr lectures; 1x1-hr tutorial/wk
Assignments (20%), quizzes (20%); 2-hr final exam (60%),
(MATH2921 and MATH2922) or MATH2961
A mark of 65 or greater in 12 credit points of MATH2XXX units of studyProhibitions