MAGIC082: Banach spaces of analytic functions

Course details

A specialist MAGIC course


Spring 2018
Monday, January 22nd to Friday, March 16th; Monday, April 23rd to Friday, May 4th


Live lecture hours
Recorded lecture hours
Total advised study hours


11:05 - 11:55


This course lies at the interface between complex analysis and operator theory. It will introduce the classical Hardy spaces, together with some of their cousins, and present the Toeplitz and Hankel operators defined on them. Applications to approximation and interpolation will be given.


Familiarity with the main theorems of elementary complex analysis. Some experience of Hilbert spaces and the concept of a bounded linear operator. The definition, at least, of a Banach space.


This course will include most of the following:
1. Introduction. Examples of such spaces (Hardy spaces, Bergman spaces, Wiener algebra, Paley-Wiener space). (1)
2. Hardy spaces on the disc. Poisson kernel. Inner and outer functions. (5)
3. Operators on H2 and L2. Laurent, Toeplitz and Hankel operators. Nehari, Carathéodory-Fejér and Nevanlinna-Pick problems. Hilbert transform. (4)


  • JP

    Professor Jonathan Partington

    University of Leeds


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  • Banach spaces of analytic functions (K. Hoffman, )
  • Introduction to $H_p$ spaces (P. Koosis, )
  • Real and complex analysis (W. Rudin, )
  • Operators, functions and systems, an easy reading, Vol. 1. (N. Nikolskii, )


The assessment for this course will be released on Monday 7th May 2018 and is due in by Sunday 20th May 2018 at 23:59.

The assessment for this course will be via a single take-home paper in May with 2 weeks to complete and submit online. There will be 4 questions and you will need the equivalent of 2 questions to pass.

Please note that you are not registered for assessment on this course.


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