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MA2509: ANALYSIS II (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:22

Course Overview

Analysis provides the rigorous, foundational underpinnings of calculus. This course builds on the foundations in Analysis I, and explores the notions of differential calculus, Riemann integrability, sequences of functions, and power series.

The techniques of careful rigorous argument seen in Analysis I will be further developed. Such techniques will be applied to solve problems that would otherwise be inaccessible. As in Analysis I, the emphasis of this course is on valid mathematical proofs and correct reasoning.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Professor Benjamin Martin

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 2

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Course Description

- Differentiation of functions of one variable: basic definitions and properties, chain rule, basic results on differentiable functions, Rolle's Theorem, Mean Value Theorem.

- Riemann integrability: Riemann sums, basic properties, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, improper integrals - Sequences of functions: pointwise convergence, uniform convergence, properties of limits of functions, series of functions

- Power series: convergence, continuity, differentiability, integrability, Taylor series



  • Differentiation: Definitions and properties, Standard rules for differentiation, Extrema, Mean value theorem, Monotonicity and Convexity.
  • Riemann integrability and the Riemann integrals.
  • Integrability of continuous functions; characterisations of integrability; properties of the integral.
  • Sequences and series of functions:
  • Pointwise and uniform convergence; examples of pointwise converging sequences with bad  behaviour (regarding continuity, differentiation, integration);
  • Theorems about good behaviour under uniform convergence; Weierstrass' M-test;
  • Dominated Convergence Theorem; pointwise limits of continuous functions.
  • Taylor series. Computing radius of convergence; uniform convergence of power series; Lagrange's form of the remainder.


Course Aims

To further develop understanding of the concepts, techniques, and tools of calculus. Calculus is the mathematical study of variation. This course emphasises differential and integral calculus, sequences and series of functions.

Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 26 - 35, 39
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 27 - 35, 39

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt

10x Weekly muti-choice or short answer online quizzes - 1% each

3x Standard course assessments - 30% each

Alternative Resit Arrangements

Resubmission of failed elements (pass marks carried forward)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyBe able to apply techniques for showing integrability or non-integrability of functions;
FactualUnderstandbe able to state the main definitions and theorems of the course;
FactualApplyBe able to prove most results from the course;
FactualUnderstandunderstand Riemann integration and theorems about the Riemann integral;
FactualAnalyseBe able to compute Taylor series, compute the interval of convergence of power series, and use Taylor's theorem to estimate functions by polynomials.
ConceptualApplyBe able to distinguish between pointwise and uniform convergence of sequences of functions
ConceptualUnderstandbe familiar with the concept of differentiability and understand theorems about differentiable functions;

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