Mathematics Department - Mathematics Graduate Program

Textbooks for Core Courses - Fall 2016

Mathematics Graduate Program

The three core graduate mathematics courses normally taken in the first semester are:
  • 640:501 : Theory of Functions of a Real Variable I
    Text: Real Analysis: Modern Techniques and Their Applications
  • 640:551 : Abstract Algebra I
    Text: Nathan Jacobson, Basic Algebra, Volumes 1 and 2, second edition.
    Important Note: These volumes seem to be out of print. Copies are available from various used book websites (e.g. . Please look for the book well before the semester begins. If you have trouble finding the books, please send an email addressed to BOTH and Professor Lepowsky (
  • 640:503 : Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable I
    Text: Complex Analysis by Elias Stein and Rami Shakarchi
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