The analysis of functions has its roots in the rigorous study of the equations of mathematical physics, and is now a key part of modern mathematics. This course builds on the Part II courses Linear Analysis and Probability & Measure, applying the theory of integration and the tools of functional analysis to explore such topics as Lebesgue and Sobolev spaces, the Fourier transform and the generalised derivative. These topics are important and interesting in themselves, but the emphasis is on their use in other areas of mathematics (for instance in the representation of functions and in partial differential equations), rather than their maximal generalisation. You can get an idea of the flavour of the course by browsing the Analysis by Lieb & Loss (Springer).
Prerequisites: A good understanding of the methods and results in the IB courses Linear Algebra, Analysis II and Metric and Topological Spaces is essential. Part II Linear Analysis and integration theory from Part II Probability and Measure are essential.
Chapter 1 (Integration of functions)
Chapter 2 (Vector spaces of functions)
Chapter 3 (Fourier decomposition of functions)
Chapter 4 (Generalised derivative of functions) (draft)
Mock exam (three “section II” questions resp. in Papers 1, 3, 4)
Example sheet 1
Example sheet 2
Example sheet 3
Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Pure Mathematics:
University Lectureship in General Relativity and Partial Differential Equations:
The brutal death in Cairo in January 2016 of Giulio Regeni, an Italian doctoral student at Cambridge University, prompted an international letter calling for an independent enquiry that quickly gained 4600 signatures. This was formally delivered to the Egyptian Embassy in London on 22 March. The Deputy Chief of Mission, Mr Hassan Shawky, received the letter and discussed the request with a group of eight teachers and researchers from Cambridge and London universities who reflected a cross-section of the signatories.
See the website of the conference for more information: http://matkit2016.sciencesconf.org
The advert for the Unestablished Lectureship in Analysis linked with the CCA has now gone live, please see
The adverts for the 3 Lectureships in Pure Mathematics are now live with closing deadline as December 15th. One of the positions is the Corfield Lectureship (linked post with Murray Edwards). Another fourth position is open in Probability.
Cédric Villani was on BBC 2 on the occasion of the publication of the book “Birth of a Theorem” (translation of his book “Théorème vivant” describing the making of our theorem).
Here is the link (Villani starts at 37:45):
Also, BBC RADIO 4 has a series of programs with Cedric Villani this week:
1. The Mathematical Mind with Cedric Villani: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b054pj6y
2. Book of the week (Birth of a Theorem by Cedric Villani):
Episode 1: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b054pmgr
Episode 2: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b054qc1m
Episode 3: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b054qd81
Episode 4: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b054t3s4
Episode 5: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b054tl6z