I: Functional Analysis

Volume 1


  • Michael Reed, Duke University, North Carolina
  • Barry Simon, Princeton University, New Jersey

This book is the first of a multivolume series devoted to an exposition of functional analysis methods in modern mathematical physics. It describes the fundamental principles of functional analysis and is essentially self-contained, although there are occasional references to later volumes. We have included a few applications when we thought that they would provide motivation for the reader. Later volumes describe various advanced topics in functional analysis and give numerous applications in classical physics, modern physics, and partial differential equations.
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Graduate and advanced undergraduate students studying mathematics.


Book information

  • Published: December 1980
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-585050-6

Table of Contents

Preliminaries; Hilbert Spaces; Banach Spaces; Topological Spaces; Locally Convex Spaces; Bounded Operators; The Spectral Theorem; Unbounded Operators; The Fourier Transform; Supplementary Material; List of Symbols; Index