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Real Analysis Through Modern Infinitesimals


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Preface; Introduction; Part I. Elements of Real Analysis: 1. Internal set theory; 2. The real number system; 3. Sequences and series; 4. The topology of R; 5. Limits and continuity; 6. Differentiation; 7. Integration; 8. Sequences and series of functions; 9. Infinite series; Part II. Elements of Abstract Analysis: 10. Point set topology; 11. Metric spaces; 12. Complete metric spaces; 13. Some applications of completeness; 14. Linear operators; 15. Differential calculus on Rn; 16. Function space topologies; Appendix A. Vector spaces; Appendix B. The b-adic representation of numbers; Appendix C. Finite, denumerable, and uncountable sets; Appendix D. The syntax of mathematical languages; References; Index.

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A coherent, self-contained treatment of the central topics of real analysis employing modern infinitesimals.

About the Author

Nader Vakil is a Professor of Mathematics at Western Illinois University. He received his PhD from the University of Washington, Seattle, where he worked with Edwin Hewitt. His research interests centre on the foundation of mathematical analysis and applications of the theory of modern infinitesimals to topology and functional analysis.


'Nader Vakil has shown with his text that advanced calculus and much of related abstract analysis can be explained and simplified within the context of internal set theory.' Peter Loeb, SIAM Review
'Real Analysis through Modern Infinitesimals intends to be used and to be useful. Nonstandard methods are deployed alongside standard methods. The emphasis is on bringing all tools to bear on questions of analysis. The exercises are interesting and abundant.' James M. Henle and Michael G. Henle, MAA Reviews

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