Course Syllabus for

Specialised Course in Linear Functional Analysis
Fördjupningskurs till lineär funktionalanalys

MATP45F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2020
Decided by: Professor Thomas Johansson
Date of establishment: 2020-09-24

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: MATP45
Teaching language: English


The main goal of the course is to give a presentation of relevant applications of the abstract principles of functional analysis to a large variety of problems in mathematical analysis.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

The course treats applications of - the Hahn-Banach theorem, weak convergence and compactness, - the Riesz representation theorem, - the use of orthonormal bases, - boundedness, compactness and spectra of integral operators, - the spectral theorem for compact, self-adjoint operators.

Course Literature

Lax, Peter D.: Functional Analysis. John Wiley & Sons, 2002. ISBN 9780471556046.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, seminars

Examination Details

Examination format: Miscellaneous. The examination consists of oral presentations of solutions of problems or proofs of relevant results during the course and a problem-solving project at the end of the course.
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: The postgraduate student is assumed to have knowledge corresponding to MATP35F Linear Functional Analysis or be studying that course in parallel with MATP45F.

Course Occasion Information

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