Foundations of Analysis

Foundations of Analysis : A Handbook

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Handbook of Analysis and Its Foundations is a self-contained and unified handbook on mathematical analysis and its foundations. Intended as a self-study guide for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduatestudents in mathematics and a reference for more advanced mathematicians, this highly readable book provides broader coverage than competing texts in the area. Handbook of Analysis and Its Foundations provides an introduction to a wide range of topics, including: algebra; topology; normed spaces; integration theory; topological vector spaces; and differential equations. The author effectively demonstrates the relationships between these topics and includes a few chapters on set theory and logic to explain the lack of examples for classical pathological objects whose existence proofs are not constructive. More complete than any other book on the subject, students will find this to be an invaluable handbook. For more information on this book, see
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Product details

  • Hardback | 896 pages
  • 198.4 x 241.6 x 46.5mm | 1,985.61g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • references, index
  • 0126227608
  • 9780126227604

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This is quite a book! From the table of contents, it would appear to include just about everything one would want to know about the foundations of analysis. It is well-organized and the exposition in the sample chapters is quitegoodclear, concise, and relatively easy to read. It is very good technically; the author knows what he is talking about. --George L. Cain, GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY At the very outset, I would like to say that I am very much impressed by what I have seen. I have read the Preface and understood the authors purpose and his aims. I admire him for his courage in attempting such a daunting task, and I admire him even more for what appears to me to be a very successful completion of this task.....I am very excited over the prospect of this book being made available; it will be a very useful reference not only for beginning graduate students, but also for their teachers. --Robert G. Bartle, EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
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Table of contents

Sets and orderings: sets; functions; relations and orderings; more about sups and infs; sets of sets - filters topologies; constructivism and choice; nets and convergences. Algebra: elementary algebraic systems; concrete categories; the real numbers; linearity; convexity; boolean algebras; logic and intangibles. Topology and uniformity: toplogical spaces separation and regularity axioms; compactness; uniform spaces; metric and uniform completeness; Baire theory; positive measure and integration. Topological vector spaces: norms; normed operators; generalized Riemann integrals; Frechet derivatives; metrization of groups and vector spaces; barrels and other features of TVSs; duality and weak compactness; vector measures; initial value problems.
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About Eric Schechter

Eric Schechter obtained his Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Chicago. He is currently Associate Professor at Vanderbilt University, and has also taught at Duke University. Schechters research focuses on differential equations, fixed point theory, and the Axiom of Choice. He currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife, Elvira Casal, and his two children. Please visit the web page for hisbook:
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