Summer 2024 - MATH 419 D100

Linear Analysis (3)

Class Number: 2642

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 12:30–2:20 p.m.

    May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 1:30–2:20 p.m.

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 7, 2024
    Wed, 8:30–11:30 a.m.

  • Prerequisites:

    MATH 232 or 240 and one of MATH 314, 320, 322, PHYS 384, all with a minimum grade of C-.



Convergence in Euclidean spaces, Fourier series and their convergence, Legendre polynomials, Hermite and Laguerre polynomials. Students with credit for MATH 420 or MATH 719 may not complete this course for further credit Quantitative.


Topics: Fourier series, discrete Fourier and Haar analysis, the Fourier transform, wavelet transforms.
The text is Harmonic Analysis: From Fourier to Wavelets, by Pereyra and Ward (ISBN: 978-0821875667). It is required for the course, but an electronic copy is perfectly adequate. Electronic copies may be purchased directly from the publisher. We will be covering Chapters 1, 3-6, 9, 10 of the text.

Homework: There will be a Homework Zero due on Tuesday May 17th. This will be graded just on participation and we'll use it to make sure the CrowdMark system is working. There will be a total of 6 proper homework assignments, one due every two weeks starting Tuesday May 31st

Projects: Students taking Math 419 will complete a term project in groups of two or three. Students taking Math 719 will complete a term project on their own. Term project will consist of a written report between 10 and 20 pages, including figures and bibliography. Earlier in the term students will submit a rough draft, and have an opportunity to respond to feedback I give on it in their final draft.

You are encouraged to discuss the homework assignments with other students in the class. However, what you hand in must be your own work. That means that you should write up your solutions on your own. Copying another student's assignment is plagiarism. Furthermore, if you use any written or web resources other than textbook in solving the questions, the source must be acknowledged in your assignment.


Students who succeed in this class will:

  • Understand the basic objectives and methods of Harmonic analysis
  • Be familiar with discrete and continuous Fourier analysis in one dimension
  • Be familiar with the main ideas of Wavelet theory


  • Homework Assignements 30%
  • Term Project 30%
  • Final exam 40%



Harmonic Analysis: From Fourier to Wavelets, by Pereyra and Ward.
ISBN: 978-0821875667


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