**MATH 471 FALL
2016 **
**Instructor:** Alex Iosevich

**Email:** iosevich@math.rochester.edu or iosevich@gmail.com

**Office:** Hylan 909

**Grading:** Homework (%20) Midterm 1 (%25) Midterm 2 (%25) (
Final (%30)

**Office hours:** MWF 9 a.m.-10:25 a.m. and by appointment

**Textbook:** Real Analysis by Royden and Fitzpatrick

**Exam dates:** The first midterm is going to take place in
class on Wednesday, October 5.

**Class notes:** We are going to follow the book very
closely. When deviations take place, I will hand out notes.

**Review sessions:** I am going to run periodic review
sessions to discuss the particularly interesting and difficult
aspects of the material.

**Discussion group:** I am going to start a group on Facebook
dedicated to the discussion of the material in this class. Those
of you who are not on facebook can send your comments directly
to me, if you wish, and I will post them.

**Basic skills:** I am going to periodically post small
handouts containing basic inequalities, counting arguments,
integral estimation and related things.

**Expectations:** This is a graduate course and I expect you
to approach it like professionals. This includes the following:

i) I expect the attendance to be at or near %100.

ii) I expect you to know all the material from the previous
lectures throughout the semester. This is necessary to follow
the lectures and to do well on quizzes.

iii) I expect you to read the material we are going to cover
ahead of time.

iv) I expect all the electronic devices to be off during class
and attention focused squarely on the blackboard.

v) I expect you to ask questions in class and suggest
alternative approaches to proofs.