Handbook of Analysis and Its Foundations

Handbook of Analysis and Its Foundations

1st Edition - October 16, 1996

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  • Author: Eric Schechter
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080532998

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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.

Key Features

  • Covers some hard-to-find results including:
    • Bessagas and Meyers converses of the Contraction Fixed Point Theorem
    • Redefinition of subnets by Aarnes and Andenaes
    • Ghermans characterization of topological convergences
    • Neumanns nonlinear Closed Graph Theorem
    • van Maarens geometry-free version of Sperners Lemma
  • Includes a few advanced topics in functional analysis
  • Features all areas of the foundations of analysis except geometry
  • Combines material usually found in many different sources, making this unified treatment more convenient for the user
  • Has its own webpage: http://math.vanderbilt.edu/


Upper level undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics; practitioners and researchers in mathematics as well. Also, scientists with a beginning graduate level mathematics background.

Table of Contents

  • Sets and Orderings: Sets. Functions. Relations and Orderings. More About Sups and Infs. Filters, Topologies, and Other Sets of Sets. 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: Topological 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. References. Subject Index. List of Symbols.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 883
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1996
  • Published: October 16, 1996
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080532998

About the Author

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: http://math.vanderbilt.edu/~schectex/ccc/

Affiliations and Expertise

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.

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  • Ulrich R. Fri Aug 26 2022

    Handbook of Analysis and Its Foundations

    Really good overview and good mixture of formal statements and hunam like explanatory language. As non mathematician I will use it as reference for all the discussed topics.