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One of the most annoying gaps in my math education is Real analysis.

I tried hard, but all I could find are either Harvey Mudd College lectures or MathDoctorBob. The latter are too short and the former are in horrendous format, I can barely make out what is written on the blackboard.

Ideally I'd like the lectures to cover topics such as proofs of continuity, differentiation, some main inequalities, $\limsup$ and $\liminf$, uniform/pointwise convergence and continuity, dominated and monotone convergence and maybe a bit more.

So if anyone knows if this material is available online, I'd be quite grateful.

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    $\begingroup$ If you speak portuguese, try these: video.impa.br/… They are from Elon Lages Lima, a well known brazilian Mathematician. Those lectures are from the world-wide known IMPA, from 2011. I don't know if there are subtitles... $\endgroup$
    – Marra
    Commented Feb 24, 2013 at 1:29
  • $\begingroup$ No, sorry, I don't speak Portuguese. I'd prefer English. $\endgroup$
    – Alex
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    $\begingroup$ I have a (very smart) friend who is fond of the ICTP TV lectures. A quick glance at the offerings shows that they have a collection of undergraduate lectures in analysis (real and complex). Downside: the video and sound quality may not be to your liking. $\endgroup$
    – Chris
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    $\begingroup$ At the risk of making worse the fact that I left what may not be an appropriate answer to your question: may I ask why you are specifically interested in video lectures rather than written lecture notes? To my mind, the big advantage of a lecture is that you can ask questions of the lecturer. This is not possible when watching a pre-taped video lecture. It can be easier and quicker to learn the tiniest bit of subject X from a video lecture than from written notes, but it sounds like you want to learn things thoroughly. For this I really think the written word is superior. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 24, 2013 at 3:59
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    $\begingroup$ @PeteL.Clark I suppose that there are things which are easier done when speaking than when typing lecture notes - like handwaving, drawing pictures, getting big picture across... (I am not saying that they are impossible in written notes; but they seem to be communicated in spoken word more easily.) So maybe this might be an advantage of videos. Another possibility - when someone is teaching, they are limited by the time. In written notes, there is no limit, so it is possible to digress, go in detail. That might be another reason why some people would prefer a video from actual lecture. $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 3, 2014 at 17:05

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You can try: http://www.uccs.edu/math/student-resources/video-course-archive.html

They have a Real Analysis course listed, Math 533 Real Analysis I - Fall 2007. They are good, though not that challenging.

You may need to create a [free] account to view the videos.

If you really don't want to make an account the videos start with:

http://cmes.uccs.edu/Fall2007/Math533/pages/video3.html

and go up to /video24.html. There is, for some reason, no video 1 or 2.

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    $\begingroup$ Very good video lectures! $\endgroup$
    – Mohan
    Commented Feb 24, 2013 at 8:13
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    $\begingroup$ 404 not found on the first link $\endgroup$
    – baxx
    Commented Apr 7, 2017 at 21:27
  • $\begingroup$ Please update the link with something valid $\endgroup$
    – wizlog
    Commented Oct 25, 2017 at 19:04
  • $\begingroup$ Seems new link is: cmes.uccs.edu/Fall2007/Math533/archive.php but it's not working for me at the moment so I don't want to edit the post until it does. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 29, 2017 at 22:26
  • $\begingroup$ It looks like the updated link for UCCS's cource archive is uccs.edu/math/vidarchive, and the link to Intro to Analysis in particular is uccs1.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Sessions/…. $\endgroup$
    – loofthri
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Video Lectures in Mathematics , This site contains links to math videos, withch includes a lot of mathematical topics for example Topology, Algebra, Complex and real analysis and anything that you think.

Specifically, the site has 38 videos in real analysis: Analysis, Real.

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Check out these YouTube video lectures by S K Ray on real analysis.

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This was basically already posted by Alex - but Joel Feistein has his 2nd year undergrad introductory course to real analysis (complete with camcasts/videos, notes, exercises and solutions) posted here http://unow.nottingham.ac.uk/resources/resource.aspx?hid=c6c045f6-286d-6b9f-b96c-36a998632fc3 and his 4th year undergrad course on functional analysis here http://unow.nottingham.ac.uk/resources/resource.aspx?hid=c9eec1dc-8c27-9949-dc16-2728edf6c994.

They are both quite good (the first one introduced me, at the time an engineering undergrad, to rigorous mathematics and how to do proofs and I cannot be happier of having watched it).

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  • $\begingroup$ True, although I found them kind hard) $\endgroup$
    – Alex
    Commented Mar 10, 2013 at 0:06
  • $\begingroup$ Did you try doing the exercises as you went along? Doing them made all the difference for me. $\endgroup$
    – jkn
    Commented Mar 12, 2013 at 13:56
  • $\begingroup$ Yes I'm. The part on uniform vs pointwise convergence in quite helpful $\endgroup$
    – Alex
    Commented Mar 13, 2013 at 16:02
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    – baxx
    Commented Apr 7, 2017 at 21:29
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In fact I ended up using Nottingham Uni's lectures on Youtube, like this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mB4Yny0T3HA

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This one based on Rudin's book looks good too:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcR4No3nvxFDg6VfaO8paSOv4ClAlyzon

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I was searching for the same and came across these video lectures by Dr. Jaikrishan J, Real Analysis.

As far as I know, these videos constitute one of the best lectures on the topic of Real Analysis. There are a total of 125 videos in this playlist of length varying from 2 mins to 30 mins, summing up to 1 day, 10 hours, 16 minutes, 24 seconds (~2056 minutes).

Example:

Consider this video: 7.1 Motivation for infinite series

In this video he considers the case of a chocolate bar with promotional offer on its wrappers. And goes on to show that the chocolate with the wrapper is worth more than the chocolate. By this he shows how infinite series emerges in real life situations. All of this is presented in a very logical manner.

The language of instruction is English.

Hope this helps!

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Francis Su 's YouTube Lectures on Real Analysis

this web page contain the links: http://analysisyawp.blogspot.com/

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    – baxx
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3 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLil-R4o6jmGhUqtKbZf0LIFKd-xN__g_M real analysis 1 of NTU ( more advanced version of 1)

4 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLil-R4o6jmGhkuZPmKL_A5Y7N4HOsa1nX real analysis 2 (continuation of 3)

these lectures are in Chinese, but he writes in english and his handwritting should be clear enough for you to read. I really enjoyed it and plan to go through all of them.

There isnt a lot of good RA lectures on YT, so hope this will help

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Here is a friendly list of lecture recordings of real analysis. From lecture 4 quality of lectures is good but first three are also understandable.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4fpys7KOcYhcH3jWB2dBGUSMpXGMOVDc

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1 http://ocw.aca.ntu.edu.tw/ntu-ocw/index.php/ocw/cou/104S115 real analysis 1 at National Taiwan University ( Called Calculus for math majors 1)

2 http://ocw.aca.ntu.edu.tw/ntu-ocw/index.php/ocw/cou/104S210 real analysis 2 at National Taiwan University ( Called Calculus for math majors 2)

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