This page contains material for the course MAA240 and MAA243 aka Analysis 2. The module specifications can be found here.
- How to study for Analysis 2
- Polya's Algorithm to solve Problems
If you can not solve the proposed problem do not let this failure afflict you too much but try to find consolation with some easier success, try to solve first some related problem; then you may find courage to attack your original Problem again. Do not forget that human superiority consists in going around an obstacle that can not be overcome directly, in devising some suitable auxiliary problem when the original one appears insoluble.
Could you imagine a more accessible related problem? You should now invent a related problem? You should now invent a related problem, not merely remember one; I hope that you have tried already the question: Do you know know a related problem? (G. Polya)
- Learning Analysis (by Dr. Lara Alcock)
Be reminded that the thoughts of Dr. Alcock on Analysis I still apply to Analysis II. Some of her comments are even more important since the level of abstraction is going to increase. It may not be visible to you at the beginning, but you will see that it helps us to see the unity of the subject.