MATH 161: Set Theory
Informal and axiomatic set theory: sets, relations, functions, and settheoretical operations. The ZermeloFraenkel axiom system and the special role of the axiom of choice and its various equivalents. Wellorderings and ordinal numbers; transfinite induction and transfinite recursion. Equinumerosity and cardinal numbers; Cantor's Alephs and cardinal arithmetic. Open problems in set theory. Prerequisite: students should be comfortable doing proofs.
Terms: Win

Units: 3

UG Reqs: GER:DBMath

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors:
Sommer, R. (PI)
MATH 171: Fundamental Concepts of Analysis
Recommended for Mathematics majors and required of honors Mathematics majors. Similar to 115 but altered content and more theoretical orientation. Properties of Riemann integrals, continuous functions and convergence in metric spaces; compact metric spaces, basic point set topology. Prerequisite: 61CM or 61DM or 115 or consent of the instructor. WIM
Terms: Aut, Spr

Units: 3

UG Reqs: GER:DBMath, WAYFR

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
MATH 172: Lebesgue Integration and Fourier Analysis
Similar to 205A, but for undergraduate Math majors and graduate students in other disciplines. Topics include Lebesgue measure on Euclidean space, Lebesgue integration, L^p spaces, the Fourier transform, the HardyLittlewood maximal function and Lebesgue differentiation. Prerequisite: 171 or consent of instructor.
Terms: Spr

Units: 3

UG Reqs: GER:DBMath

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors:
Hershkovits, O. (PI)
;
De Groote, C. (TA)
MATH 173: Theory of Partial Differential Equations
A rigorous introduction to PDE accessible to advanced undergraduates. Elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic equations in many space dimensions including basic properties of solutions such as maximum principles, causality, and conservation laws. Methods include the Fourier transform as well as more classical methods. The Lebesgue integral will be used throughout, but a summary of its properties will be provided to make the course accessible to students who have not had 172 or 205A. In years when
Math 173 is not offered,
Math 220 is a recommended alternative (with similar content but a different emphasis). Prerequisite: 171 or equivalent.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Winter 2018

Units: 3

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
MATH 175: Elementary Functional Analysis
Linear operators on Hilbert space. Spectral theory of compact operators; applications to integral equations. Elements of Banach space theory. Prerequisite: 115 or 171.
Terms: Win

Units: 3

UG Reqs: GER:DBMath

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors:
Wang, Y. (PI)
MATH 177: Geometric Methods in the Theory of Ordinary Differential Equations
Hamiltonian systems and their geometry. First order PDE and HamiltonJacobi equation. Structural stability and hyperbolic dynamical systems. Completely integrable systems. Perturbation theory.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Spring 2018

Units: 3

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
MATH 193: Polya Problem Solving Seminar
Topics in mathematics and problem solving strategies with an eye towards the Putnam Competition. Topics may include parity, the pigeonhole principle, number theory, recurrence, generating functions, and probability. Students present solutions to the class. Open to anyone with an interest in mathematics.
Terms: Aut

Units: 1

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors:
Soundararajan, K. (PI)
MATH 197: Senior Honors Thesis
Honors math major working on senior honors thesis under an approved advisor carries out research and reading. Satisfactory written account of progress achieved during term must be submitted to advisor before term ends. May be repeated 3 times for a max of 9 units. Contact department student services specialist to enroll.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum

Units: 16

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors:
Fox, J. (PI)
;
Kojima, F. (PI)
;
Luk, J. (PI)
;
Montanari, A. (PI)
;
Ryzhik, L. (PI)
;
Soundararajan, K. (PI)
;
Vakil, R. (PI)
;
Vasy, A. (PI)
;
Vondrak, J. (PI)
MATH 199: Reading Topics
For math majors only. Undergraduates pursue a reading program under the direction of a math faculty member; topics limited to those topics not in regular department course offerings. Credit can fulfill the elective requirement for math majors. May be repeated for credit. Undergraduates may take this course at most 3 times, only enroll in one section per quarter, and complete up to 9 units total. Please contact the student services specialist for the enrollment proposal form at least 2 weeks before enrollment for the quarter closes.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum

Units: 13

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors:
Bump, D. (PI)
;
Candes, E. (PI)
;
Cohen, R. (PI)
;
Fox, J. (PI)
;
Mazzeo, R. (PI)
;
Soundararajan, K. (PI)
;
Taylor, R. (PI)
;
Tsai, C. (PI)
;
White, B. (PI)