James K. Peterson
Chapman and Hall/CRC
April 1, 2020 Forthcoming
Textbook - 576 Pages - 58 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138055025 - CAT# K33231
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Basic Analysis I: Functions of a Real Variable is designed for students who have completed the usual calculus and ordinary differential equation sequence and a basic course in linear algebra. This is a critical course in the use of abstraction, but is just first volume in a sequence of courses which prepare students to become practicing scientists.
This book is written with the aim of balancing the theory and abstraction with clear explanations and arguments, so that students who are from a variety of different areas can follow this text and use it profitably for self-study. It can also be used as a supplementary text for anyone whose work requires that they begin to assimilate more abstract mathematical concepts as part of their professional growth.
"Mathematics is fortunate to be populated by bright practitioners. Nonetheless, amongst these we are fortunate to have rare individuals who are wise. Professor Peterson is a member of this distinguished group. His works clearly demonstrate the importance of a long career of research and teaching where he combines the two perspectives of: (1) clearly understanding the needs of diverse readers for clear exposition that scaffolds their exposure to complex material with a transparency about both where they are going and what the utility is of what they are currently reading; and, (2) the benefits of having used the mathematics under consideration in so many diverse applications. The masterly synthesis of so much complex material by a single individual is a superb achievement which will reward serious readers with insight, surprise, and breadth as well as depth."
—Professor John R. Jungck, University of Delaware
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