Real Analysis and Foundations

Real Analysis and Foundations

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Students preparing for courses in real analysis often encounter either very exacting theoretical treatments or books without enough rigor to stimulate an in-depth understanding of the subject. Further complicating this, the field has not changed much over the past 150 years, prompting few authors to address the lackluster or overly complex dichotomy existing among the available texts. The enormously popular first edition of "Real Analysis and Foundations" gave students the appropriate combination of authority, rigor, and readability that made the topic accessible while retaining the strict discourse necessary to advance their understanding.The second edition maintains this feature while further integrating new concepts built on Fourier analysis and ideas about wavelets to indicate their application to the theory of signal processing. The author also introduces relevance to the material and surpasses a purely theoretical treatment by emphasizing the applications of real analysis to concrete engineering problems in higher dimensions. Expanded and updated, this text continues to build upon the foundations of real analysis to present novel applications to ordinary and partial differential equations, elliptic boundary value problems on the disc, and multivariable analysis. These qualities, along with more figures, streamlined proofs, and revamped exercises make this an even more lively and vital text than the popular first more

Product details

  • Hardback | 470 pages
  • 162 x 236 x 30mm | 798.34g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • Chapman & Hall/CRC
  • Boca Raton, FL, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 70 black & white illustrations
  • 1584884835
  • 9781584884835

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"The book is recommended as a source for middle-level mathematical courses. It can be used not only at mathematical department, but also by physicists, engineers, economists and other experts in applied sciences who want to understand the main ideas of Analysis in order to use them at the study of mathematical models of different type processes." -Zentralblatt MATHshow more

Table of contents

PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION LOGIC AND SET THEORY Introduction "And" and "Or" "Not" and "If-Then" Contrapositive, Converse, and "Iff" Quantifiers Set Theory and Venn Diagrams Relations and Functions Countable and Uncountable Sets Exercises NUMBER SYSTEMS The Natural Numbers Equivalence Relations and Equivalence Classes The Integers The Rational Numbers The Real Numbers The Complex Numbers Exercises SEQUENCES Convergence of Sequences Subsequences Limsup and Liminf Some Special Sequences Exercises SERIES OF NUMBERS Convergence of Series Elementary Convergence Tests Advanced Convergence Tests Some Special Series Operations on Series Exercises BASIC TOPOLOGY Open and Closed Sets Further Properties of Open and Closed Sets Compact Sets The Cantor Set Connected and Disconnected Sets Perfect Sets Exercises LIMITS AND CONTINUITY OF FUNCTIONS Definition and Basic Properties of the Limit of a Function Continuous Functions Topological Properties and Continuity Classifying Discontinuities and Monotonicity Exercises DIFFERENTIATION OF FUNCTIONS The Concept of Derivative The Mean Value Theorem and Applications More on the Theory of Differentiation Exercises THE INTEGRAL Partitions and The Concept of Integral Properties of the Riemann Integral Another Look at the Integral Advanced Results on Integration Theory Exercises SEQUENCES AND SERIES OF FUNCTIONS Partial Sums and Pointwise Convergence More on Uniform Convergence Series of Functions The Weierstrass Approximation Theorem Exercises ELEMENTARY TRANSCENDENTAL FUNCTIONS Power Series More on Power Series: Convergence Issues The Exponential and Trigonometric Functions Logarithms and Powers of Real Numbers The Gamma Function and Stirling's Formula Exercises APPLICATIONS OF ANALYSIS TO DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS Picard's Existence and Uniqueness Theorem The Method of Characteristics Power Series Methods Exercises INTRODUCTION TO HARMONIC ANALYSIS The Idea of Harmonic Analysis The Elements of Fourier Series An Introduction to the Fourier Transform Fourier Methods in the Theory of Differential Equations Exercises FUNCTIONS OF SEVERAL VARIABLES Review of Linear Algebra A New Look at the Basic Concepts of Analysis Properties of the Derivative The Inverse and Implicit Function Theorems Differential Forms Exercises ADVANCED TOPICS Metric Spaces Topology in a Metric Space The Baire Category Theorem The Ascoli-Arzela Theorem The Lebesgue Integral A Taste of Probability Theory Exercises A GLIMPSE OF WAVELET THEORY Localization in the Time and Space Variables A Custom Fourier Analysis The Haar Basis Some Illustrative Examples Closing Remarks Exercises BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEXshow more

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