MMA110, Integration Theory, Autumn 17

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Welcome to the course! The schedule for the course can be found in TimeEdit.

The Reading Projects are with the following topics:

The oral examination will be held on 16/10, 25/10, and 26/10, please write to the examiner at which date you intend to have the examination (and if you would like to start before 9.20). (Notice, that 26/10 is closed to be overbooked, if you can choose another date, please, do so.)

The theoretical part of the examination will consist of two questions out of the following list.


Course coordinator:Maria Roginskaya

Guest Lecturer: Johan Jonasson

Course literature

Gerald B. Folland, Real Analysis: Modern Techniques and Their Applications, 2nd ed. Wiley 1999, Chapters 1-3. (abbreviated F below) (Warning: At many bookstores, they sell what may appear to be a paperback version of the book, but unfortunately it is only something of a glossary. The real book is available only in hardback.) You also will need this book for the next course MMA120 Functional Analysis

Johan Jonasson, (abbreviated JJ below) notes can be downloaded here

Preliminary program


Sections Contents
F pp.19-22
JJ 3.1,2,5

Why can we not measure all sets? Concept of σ-algebra. π- and d-systems. Dynkin lemma
JJ 3.7 + Thm 3.10
F 1.3,4

Outer measure, Caratheodory's theorem
F 2.1,2 up to (but not including) Thm 2.14
JJ 5 till Thm 5.6

Measurable functions, integration of non-negative functions.
4/9 F Thm 2.14-20, F 2.3 till p.55 Monotone convergence theorem, integration of complex valued functions, Lebesgue’s dominated convergence theorem
7/9 F 2.4 Modes of convergence
8/9 F p.22-23+ F2.5 Product σ-algebras, product measures, Fubini-Tonelli theorem
11/9 JJ p.16,pp.21-22,24-25 Lebesgue-Stieltjes measures, Expectations, Independent random variables
14/9 JJ pp.9-10, 26-28 Borell-Cantelli lemmas, I and II, Kolmogorov’s 0-1 law
15/9 F 3.1 Signed measures, Jordan-Hahn decomposition theorem
18/9 F 3.2 Radon-Nikodym theorem
21/9 Lebesgue’s decomposition theorem
22/9 F pp.95-96 3-times covering lemma, Hardy-Littlewood maximal function, maximal theorem
25/9 F pp.97-100 Lebesgue’s differentiation theorem
28/9 F pp. 101-104 Functions of bounded variation
29/9 F pp. 105-107 Fundamental theorem of calculus and integration by parts for Lebesgue integral
Presentations of reading projects

Recommended exercises

F 1.2.4

F 1.4.17, 1.4.18, 1.4.24

F 2.2.13, 2.2.15

F 2.4.33-39,42

F 2.5.45,(46),48

Read examples on JJ pp.21-22

F 3.1.1, 2, 3, 6

F 3.2.8,10, 11, 12*, 13

F 3.2.16, 17

F 3.4.22, 23

F 3.4.24, 25, 26

F 3.5.30, 31, 32

F 3.5.33, 40, 41

Course requirements

The learning goals of the course can be found in the course plan.


The course is examinated by a short reading project towards the end of the course, and an oral examination. Dates for the oral examination will be agreed on during the course.

Examination procedures

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After the exam has been graded, you can see your results in Ladok by logging on to your Student portal.

At the annual (regular) examination:
When it is practical, a separate review is arranged. The date of the review will be announced here on the course homepage. Anyone who can not participate in the review may thereafter retrieve and review their exam at the Mathematical Sciences Student office. Check that you have the right grades and score. Any complaints about the marking must be submitted in writing at the office, where there is a form to fill out.

At re-examination:
Exams are reviewed and retrieved at the Mathematical Sciences Student office. Check that you have the right grades and score. Any complaints about the marking must be submitted in writing at the office, where there is a form to fill out.