### Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session

### Prerequisites

or *18.100P Real Analysis*

### Course Description

This course provides a basic introduction to metric spaces. It covers metrics, open and closed sets, continuous functions (in the topological sense), function spaces, completeness, and compactness.

### Textbooks

Lebl, Jiri. *Basic Analysis I: Introduction to Real Analysis, Volume 1*. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2018. ISBN: 9781718862401. This book is available as a free PDF download. You can purchase a paper copy by following a link at the same site.

Munkres, James R. *Topology*. Pearson, 2015. ISBN: 9789332549531.

Thomson, Brian S., Judith B. Bruckner, and Andrew M. Bruckner. *Elementary Real Analysis*. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2008. ISBN: 9781434841612. This book is available as a free PDF download (PDF - 5.96 MB).

### Grading

This class will be Pass/No Record with grading based on assignments and participation. There will be three problem sets, and there will not be any exams.

### Calendar

Lecture # and Topics | Key Dates |
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Lecture 1: Motivation, Intuition, and Examples | |

Lecture 2: General Theory | Problem Set 1 due |

Lecture 3: Compact Sets in Rⁿ | Problem Set 2 due |

Lecture 4: Compact Metric Spaces | |

Lecture 5: Complete Metric Spaces | Problem Set 3 due |

Lecture 6: Where We Go from Here |