Course Syllabus for

Integration Theory

MATM19F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2018
Decided by: Professor Thomas Johansson
Date of establishment: 2018-08-24

General Information

Division: Mathematics
Course type: Course given jointly for second and third cycle
The course is also given at second-cycle level with course code: MATM19
Teaching language: English


For many mathematical investigations the notion of integrability in the sense of Riemann, which is used in the basic courses, is insufficient. Above all, it is difficult to guarantee that the limit of a sequence of Riemann integrable functions is an integrable function. The aim of the course is to acquaint the postgraduate student with the Lebesgue integral, and important theorems valid for it. This theory is indispensable for researchers in, e.g., mathematical analysis, numerical analysis or stochastic processes.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must be able to account for basic concepts and methods within theory of integration.

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

Basic theory of Lebesgue integration: basic measure theory, construction of the Lebesgue measure, convergence theorems and Fubini's theorem.

Course Literature

Cohn, Donald L.: Measure Theory: Second Edition. Birkhäuser, 2013. ISBN 9781461469551.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, seminars

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written exam, oral exam, written assignments
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Admission requirements: At least 60 credits in mathematics as well as English B or the equivalent are required.
Assumed prior knowledge: Calculus in one and several variables. Linear algebra.

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