Introduction to Functional Analysis
18.102/18.1021 -- Spring 2018
Homework, tests and grades
- Final exam scheduled for Monday, May 21 from 1:30 to 4:30 PM in Walker Gym.
- Lectures in 4-370, Tuesday and Thursdays 11AM-12:30PM.
- My office hour Wednesdays 3-4PM, 2-480
- Grader: Kaavya Valiveti, Office hour Fridays 2-3PM, 2-231.
- Please ask questions!
- Comments and remarks:
- Problem set 2 dates corrected.
- Problem set 1 is up, see below or on stellar. Submit through stellar.
- 6 February, 2018: See `Lectures' below for a description of what is coming up, including what to read for a given lecture. So far only for today but should be more fully revised soon.
- 1 February, 2018: Lecture notes up, other pointers still not working.
- Greetings from Australia, construction of the website is under way!
Syllabus -- this briefly describes what I expect to talk about with pointers to material you should read before lectures.
- Lecture notes for the course
- Don't be afraid to email to me at rbm AT math.mit.edu -- I will likely answer! I am always interested to get some feedback on how hard/easy you are finding things.
- Sources Lecture notes etc.
- Problem sets will be due on Saturdays, at 7AM even though the stated due dates are Fridays.
- Solutions must be submitted through Stellar (unless anyone has a better idea).
- This does not mean that you need to learn LaTeX (although of course that is probably a good idea). You can write out your solutions and scan-to-pdf (there are several places you can do this as you no doubt know better than me).
- Photographs with cell-phones are generally not clear enough to be acceptable.
- The weird time is not meant to encourage you to all-nighters but seems the easiest to enforce.
- You may consult any source you want, even old solutions, but I insist that you absorb the material and write out the solution completely on your own.
- If you collaborate/consult with others you should briefly list them.
- No extension on homework will be given, however
- Late homework will be graded, probably by me, so don't expect too much generosity.
- How many marks you get for late homework is decided by me based on a secret, highly dubious, formula. Try to avoid this route.
- Problem sets:-
- Problems1 Due 16 Feb
- Problems2 Due 23 Feb
- Two in-class tests to make sure you are on the rails:
- 8 March: This is a bit earlier than I would like, but I will be away.
- 19 April?:
- Final exam: Monday, May 21 from 1:30 to 4:30 PM in Walker Gym.
- Grades will be computed by two methods -- the cumulative and the hope-springs-eternal method with the actual grade the greater of the two.
- First method: Homework 30, Tests 30, Final 40.
- Second method is based purely on the final. Try not to rely on this.