Beginning Topology

Author: Sue E. Goodman

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821847961

Category: Mathematics

Page: 236

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Beginning Topology is designed to give undergraduate students a broad notion of the scope of topology in areas of point-set, geometric, combinatorial, differential, and algebraic topology, including an introduction to knot theory. A primary goal is to expose students to some recent research and to get them actively involved in learning. Exercises and open-ended projects are placed throughout the text, making it adaptable to seminar-style classes. The book starts with a chapter introducing the basic concepts of point-set topology, with examples chosen to captivate students' imaginations while illustrating the need for rigor. Most of the material in this and the next two chapters is essential for the remainder of the book. One can then choose from chapters on map coloring, vector fields on surfaces, the fundamental group, and knot theory. A solid foundation in calculus is necessary, with some differential equations and basic group theory helpful in a couple of chapters. Topics are chosen to appeal to a wide variety of students: primarily upper-level math majors, but also a few freshmen and sophomores as well as graduate students from physics, economics, and computer science. All students will benefit from seeing the interaction of topology with other fields of mathematics and science; some will be motivated to continue with a more in-depth, rigorous study of topology.
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A Passage to Modern Analysis

Author: William J. Terrell

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 1470451352

Category: Education

Page: 607

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A Passage to Modern Analysis is an extremely well-written and reader-friendly invitation to real analysis. An introductory text for students of mathematics and its applications at the advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate level, it strikes an especially good balance between depth of coverage and accessible exposition. The examples, problems, and exposition open up a student's intuition but still provide coverage of deep areas of real analysis. A yearlong course from this text provides a solid foundation for further study or application of real analysis at the graduate level. A Passage to Modern Analysis is grounded solidly in the analysis of R and Rn, but at appropriate points it introduces and discusses the more general settings of inner product spaces, normed spaces, and metric spaces. The last five chapters offer a bridge to fundamental topics in advanced areas such as ordinary differential equations, Fourier series and partial differential equations, Lebesgue measure and the Lebesgue integral, and Hilbert space. Thus, the book introduces interesting and useful developments beyond Euclidean space where the concepts of analysis play important roles, and it prepares readers for further study of those developments.
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Advanced Calculus

Author: Patrick Fitzpatrick

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821847916

Category: Mathematics

Page: 590

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Advanced Calculus is intended as a text for courses that furnish the backbone of the student's undergraduate education in mathematical analysis. The goal is to rigorously present the fundamental concepts within the context of illuminating examples and stimulating exercises. This book is self-contained and starts with the creation of basic tools using the completeness axiom. The continuity, differentiability, integrability, and power series representation properties of functions of a single variable are established. The next few chapters describe the topological and metric properties of Euclidean space. These are the basis of a rigorous treatment of differential calculus (including the Implicit Function Theorem and Lagrange Multipliers) for mappings between Euclidean spaces and integration for functions of several real variables. Special attention has been paid to the motivation for proofs. Selected topics, such as the Picard Existence Theorem for differential equations, have been included in such a way that selections may be made while preserving a fluid presentation of the essential material. Supplemented with numerous exercises, Advanced Calculus is a perfect book for undergraduate students of analysis.
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The Best Writing on Mathematics 2017

Author: Mircea Pitici

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691178631

Category: Mathematics

Page: 248

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The year's finest mathematics writing from around the world This annual anthology brings together the year’s finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, The Best Writing on Mathematics 2017 makes available to a wide audience many articles not easily found anywhere else—and you don’t need to be a mathematician to enjoy them. These writings offer surprising insights into the nature, meaning, and practice of mathematics today. They delve into the history, philosophy, teaching, and everyday occurrences of math, and take readers behind the scenes of today’s hottest mathematical debates. Here Evelyn Lamb describes the excitement of searching for incomprehensibly large prime numbers, Jeremy Gray speculates about who would have won math’s highest prize—the Fields Medal—in the nineteenth century, and Philip Davis looks at mathematical results and artifacts from a business and marketing viewpoint. In other essays, Noson Yanofsky explores the inherent limits of knowledge in mathematical thinking, Jo Boaler and Lang Chen reveal why finger-counting enhances children’s receptivity to mathematical ideas, and Carlo Séquin and Raymond Shiau attempt to discover how the Renaissance painter Fra Luca Pacioli managed to convincingly depict his famous rhombicuboctahedron, a twenty-six-sided Archimedean solid. And there’s much, much more. In addition to presenting the year’s most memorable writings on mathematics, this must-have anthology includes a bibliography of other notable writings and an introduction by the editor, Mircea Pitici. This book belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in where math has taken us—and where it is headed.
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Foundations of Analysis

Author: Joseph L. Taylor

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821889842

Category: Mathematics

Page: 398

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Foundations of Analysis is an excellent new text for undergraduate students in real analysis. More than other texts in the subject, it is clear, concise and to the point, without extra bells and whistles. It also has many good exercises that help illustrate the material. My students were very satisfied with it. --Nat Smale, University of Utah I have taught our Foundations of Analysis course (based on Joe Taylor.s book) several times recently, and have enjoyed doing so. The book is well-written, clear, and concise, and supplies the students with very good introductory discussions of the various topics, correct and well-thought-out proofs, and appropriate, helpful examples. The end-of-chapter problems supplement the body of the text very well (and range nicely from simple exercises to really challenging problems). --Robert Brooks, University of Utah An excellent text for students whose future will include contact with mathematical analysis, whatever their discipline might be. It is content-comprehensive and pedagogically sound. There are exercises adequate to guarantee thorough grounding in the basic facts, and problems to initiate thought and gain experience in proofs and counterexamples. Moreover, the text takes the reader near enough to the frontier of analysis at the calculus level that the teacher can challenge the students with questions that are at the ragged edge of research for undergraduate students. I like it a lot. --Don Tucker, University of Utah My students appreciate the concise style of the book and the many helpful examples. --W.M. McGovern, University of Washington Analysis plays a crucial role in the undergraduate curriculum. Building upon the familiar notions of calculus, analysis introduces the depth and rigor characteristic of higher mathematics courses. Foundations of Analysis has two main goals. The first is to develop in students the mathematical maturity and sophistication they will need as they move through the upper division curriculum. The second is to present a rigorous development of both single and several variable calculus, beginning with a study of the properties of the real number system. The presentation is both thorough and concise, with simple, straightforward explanations. The exercises differ widely in level of abstraction and level of difficulty. They vary from the simple to the quite difficult and from the computational to the theoretical. Each section contains a number of examples designed to illustrate the material in the section and to teach students how to approach the exercises for that section. The list of topics covered is rather standard, although the treatment of some of them is not. The several variable material makes full use of the power of linear algebra, particularly in the treatment of the differential of a function as the best affine approximation to the function at a given point. The text includes a review of several linear algebra topics in preparation for this material. In the final chapter, vector calculus is presented from a modern point of view, using differential forms to give a unified treatment of the major theorems relating derivatives and integrals: Green's, Gauss's, and Stokes's Theorems. At appropriate points, abstract metric spaces, topological spaces, inner product spaces, and normed linear spaces are introduced, but only as asides. That is, the course is grounded in the concrete world of Euclidean space, but the students are made aware that there are more exotic worlds in which the concepts they are learning may be studied.
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Introductory Theory of Topological Vector SPates

Author: Yau-Chuen Wong

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824787790

Category: Mathematics

Page: 440

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This text offers an overview of the basic theories and techniques of functional analysis and its applications. It contains topics such as the fixed point theory starting from Ky Fan's KKM covering and quasi-Schwartz operators. It also includes over 200 exercises to reinforce important concepts.;The author explores three fundamental results on Banach spaces, together with Grothendieck's structure theorem for compact sets in Banach spaces (including new proofs for some standard theorems) and Helley's selection theorem. Vector topologies and vector bornologies are examined in parallel, and their internal and external relationships are studied. This volume also presents recent developments on compact and weakly compact operators and operator ideals; and discusses some applications to the important class of Schwartz spaces.;This text is designed for a two-term course on functional analysis for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics, mathematical physics, economics and engineering. It may also be used as a self-study guide by researchers in these disciplines.
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Real and Complex Analysis

Author: Christopher Apelian,Steve Surace

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781584888079

Category: Mathematics

Page: 567

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Presents Real & Complex Analysis Together Using a Unified Approach A two-semester course in analysis at the advanced undergraduate or first-year graduate level Unlike other undergraduate-level texts, Real and Complex Analysis develops both the real and complex theory together. It takes a unified, elegant approach to the theory that is consistent with the recommendations of the MAA’s 2004 Curriculum Guide. By presenting real and complex analysis together, the authors illustrate the connections and differences between these two branches of analysis right from the beginning. This combined development also allows for a more streamlined approach to real and complex function theory. Enhanced by more than 1,000 exercises, the text covers all the essential topics usually found in separate treatments of real analysis and complex analysis. Ancillary materials are available on the book’s website. This book offers a unique, comprehensive presentation of both real and complex analysis. Consequently, students will no longer have to use two separate textbooks—one for real function theory and one for complex function theory.
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A Problems Based Course in Advanced Calculus

Author: John M. Erdman

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 1470442469

Category: Calculus

Page: 360

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This textbook is suitable for a course in advanced calculus that promotes active learning through problem solving. It can be used as a base for a Moore method or inquiry based class, or as a guide in a traditional classroom setting where lectures are organized around the presentation of problems and solutions. This book is appropriate for any student who has taken (or is concurrently taking) an introductory course in calculus. The book includes sixteen appendices that review some indispensable prerequisites on techniques of proof writing with special attention to the notation used the course.
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