In order to reach the more interesting and useful ideas, we shall adopt a fairlybrutal approach to some early material. Lengthy proofs will sometimes be leftout, though full versions will be made available. By the end of the course, youshould have a good understanding of
normed vector spaces
Hilbert and Banachspaces
ﬁxed point theorems
and examples of
. These ideas will beillustrated with applications to diﬀerential equations.
You do not need to buy a book for this course, but the following may be useful forbackground reading. If you do buy something, the starred books are recommended
, W. Rudin, McGraw–Hill (1973). This book is thorough,sophisticated and demanding.
, F. Riesz and B. Sz.-Nagy, Dover (1990). This is a classictext, also much more sophisticated than the course.*
Foundations of Modern Analysis
, A. Friedman, Dover (1982). Cheap andcheerful, includes a useful few sections on background.*
Essential Results of Functional Analysis
, R.J. Zimmer, University of ChicagoPress (1990). Lots of good problems and a useful chapter on background.*
Functional Analysis in Modern Applied Mathematics
, R.F. Curtain and A.J.Pritchard, Academic Press (1977). This book is closest to the course.*
, B. Bollobas, Cambridge University Press (1995). This book isexcellent but makes heavy demands on the reader.