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    How important is real analysis class?

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    I know in order to impress the adcoms, we have to take real analysis and get an A. However, my school doesn't have undergraduate real analysis class. Should I just take graduate real analysis? I am worried that I might get a bad grade because math in graduate level is much harder to undergrad math.

    Also I am wondering why we have to take real analysis? One of my econ professors told me that real analysis is not that helpful unless my interest is about theoretical economics.

    Any thoughts?

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    Re: How important is real analysis class?

    post the course description

    I will tell you if it is actually graduate level course or not

    If it is you can not take it - you will definitely fail it.

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    Re: How important is real analysis class?

    Real analysis is often used in first year courses. In addition, it is often the first serious proof-based course that is taken in American colleges. Being able to do proofs is important.

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    In my college we have discrete mathematics as the first partial proof-based class and analysis as the first full proof-based course.

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    In my college we have discrete mathematics as the first partial proof-based class and analysis as the first full proof-based course.
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    I will tell you if it is actually graduate level course or not

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    Re: How important is real analysis class?

    Course discription: Develops the theory of Lebesgue measure and the Lebesgue integral on the line, emphasizing the various notions of convergence and the standard convergence theorems. Applications are made to the classical Lp spaces
    In my college we have discrete mathematics as the first partial proof-based class and analysis as the first full proof-based course.
    For undergrads there are two proof-based classes called analysis 1 and 2.

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    Re: How important is real analysis class?

    Course description: Develops the theory of Lebesgue measure and the Lebesgue integral on the line, emphasizing the various notions of convergence and the standard convergence theorems. Applications are made to the classical Lp spaces
    In my college we have discrete mathematics as the first partial proof-based class and analysis as the first full proof-based course.
    For undergrads there are two proof-based classes called analysis 1 and 2. In order to take real analysis, we have to take analysis 1 and 2 as prerequisite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayd View Post
    Course discription: Develops the theory of Lebesgue measure and the Lebesgue integral on the line, emphasizing the various notions of convergence and the standard convergence theorems. Applications are made to the classical Lp spaces
    In my college we have discrete mathematics as the first partial proof-based class and analysis as the first full proof-based course.
    For undergrads there are two proof-based classes called analysis 1 and 2.
    It sounds like your course is attempting to cover the first 3 chapters of big rudin or atleast a watered down version of it. I'd be surprised if you could follow such a class without knowing any prior analysis or some basic point set topology.

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    The Analysis I & II for undergrads are exactly what ECON people mean by "real analysis". They are helpful for developing your skills of writing proofs and also teach you knowledge that might be useful when you learn more advanced Econ.

    For now, forget about the graduate level real analysis. They are super difficult and not required for applications.

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    And in order to take this course, I will have to take 2 proof-based undergrad courses. So I think I will not over commit here.
    Quote Originally Posted by Apatheix View Post
    It sounds like your course is attempting to cover the first 3 chapters of big rudin or atleast a watered down version of it. I'd be surprised if you could follow such a class without knowing any prior analysis or some basic point set topology.

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