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The three basic courses in Analysis, Algebra, and Topology (see below) prepare students for the qualifying exams described in Section 4. Students who have not already completed equivalent courses are expected to take these during the first year. In some cases, a firstyear student will be allowed to postpone one of the basic courses to the second year. Ma 110 abc Real and Complex Analysis First, second, third terms. Analytic functions, conformal mappings, Riemann surfaces, abstract measure theory, Fubini and RadonNikodyn theorems, Riesz representation theorem. Banach spaces, duality, L^{ p} spaces, Hilbert spaces. Application to Fourier series and integrals, elements of spectral theory. Ma 120 abc Abstract Algebra First, second, third terms. Abstract development of the basic structure theorems for groups, commutative and noncommutative rings, modules, algebras, fields (including Galois theory), and group representations. Ma 151 abc Topology and Geometry First, second, third terms. Fundamental groups and covering spaces, homology, cohomology and calculation of homology groups, exact sequences. Fibrations, higher homotopy groups and exact sequences of fibrations, structure of differentiable manifolds, degree theory, de Rham cohomology, elements of Morse theory. Geometry of Riemannian manifolds, covariant derivatives, geodesics, curvature, relations between curvature and topology. Additional courses in a variety of areas are offered on a regular basis (see the catalog for descriptions): Ma 105 Elliptic
Curves Advanced courses in special topics of interest to the faculty are given periodically. There are regular seminars in analysis, mathematical physics, group theory, number theory/algebraic geometry, combinatorics, logic, and geometry/topology. The mathematical physics seminar has active participation of mathematical physicists from various universities in the Los Angeles area. Additionally, there are seminars, held jointly with UCLA, in Number Theory and in Logic. Also of interest is the string theory/conformal field theory seminar run in the Physics department and the seminars in the Control Dynamical Systems and Applied Mathematics at Caltech. Options, as well as the Institutewide theory seminar, workshops, research conferences, and regional seminars are held periodically in many of the above areas. 
