The course

The main aim of the course is to get across the basic language of mathematics. In particular we do prove things. The material is to a large extent the same as `calculus' which is to say the analysis of functions of a real variable. However we do this through the fundamental concept of a metric space; it will take about half the semester to get this sorted out. In the second half of the semester we go back and examine the notions that you already `know' of differentiability of functions and integration.