Theory of Functions of Real Variables I - Math 8420

Instructor:  Professor Stephen Montgomery-Smith
Text Book:   Real Analysis, Royden & Fitzpatrick, 4th Ed.

Office: 222 Math Science Building
E-mail: (this is an effective way to communicate with me).
Telephone:  882-4540.  If you get my answering machine, please state your telephone number slowly and clearly.
Office Hours:  Mon 11-11:50am, Thur 11-11:50pm, or by appointment, or if I am not busy when you turn up.  Please take advantage of office hours.  If these hours are not convenient for you, please see me after class, or email me, and I can see you at a time that is convenient.

Tests (2): 100 pts each, total 200 pts.    Final: 200 pts.    Homework: total 100 pts.   Total Points: 500 pts.  All students will be graded on a plus minus grading scale.

There will be two midterms, held at times to be decided upon.  The final will be held according to The final grades will include plus/minus grading.

Problems with the Instructor:  If you have any problem with this course, please report it to Professor Stephen Montgomery-Smith (Director of Graduate Studies) by e-mail (

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If disability related accommodations are necessary (for example, a note taker, extended time on exams, captioning), please register with the Office of Disability Services, S5 Memorial Union, 573-882-4696, and then notify me of your eligibility for reasonable accommodations.

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