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Real Analysis 2 a year after Real Analysis 1?

  1. Nov 10, 2011 #1
    I'm currently attending university, and I'm comfortable with remembering my math skills. However, I am planning to take Real Analysis 1 in the Spring '12 and then the 2nd course in Spring '13. During that time, I will be taking Advanced Calc, but what do you think?

    Do you think this will cause a problem for me? I really don't want to have to change my schedule this late in the semester. But I want an honest opinion. Thanks!
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  3. Nov 10, 2011 #2
    I'm sure you'll be fine ... just flip through your (or any) old analysis textbook over winter break and re-familiarize yourself with the chapters on metric spaces, limits, differentiation/integration before you start analysis 2 the next year. I'd imagine things will just build on those topics, and it's not like you're going a whole year with no math, just a year off between semesters of analysis, which may actually be beneficial because you'll have a different perspective on some things especially if you're taking an advanced calculus class between that, and who knows what else.
  4. Nov 10, 2011 #3


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    What does the Advanced Calculus course cover? I only ask because I've never seen a consistent description for the title "Advanced Calculus".
  5. Nov 11, 2011 #4
    I was kinda wondering that too since my undergrad institution didn't offer a course with that title ... but my fiancee's college does, so just FYI, this is what is has to say:

    Advanced Topics in Calculus: Multivariate techniques, vector calculus, power series solutions to ordinary differential equations, solutions and theory of systems of linear first-order differential equations, development of Fourier series, numerical methods, and modeling applications.

    It seems like this course is making up for the fact that none of this material is covered in any of their standard courses. For example: my undergrad institution covered most of these subjects in courses titled multivariable calculus, differential equations for engineers, partial differential equations and modeling. But my fiancee's college doesn't even offer a class in linear algebra, nor do they have a class called multivariable calculus. Instead (from what I can see by their catalog) they offer a year long sequence of calculus (4 credits x 2 semesters) that covers single and multiple variable differential and integral calculus but omits any topics on series, polar/parametric/spherical calculus, vector analysis, and differential equations. They also have a class called "engineering mathematics" where it seems they cover about half of what a normal linear algebra class covers and also half of what a normal intro differential equations class covers.

    Just thought I'd answer that one too even though it has nothing to do with the thread topic.
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