Developments in Nonstandard Mathematics

1st Edition

Nigel J Cutland, Vitor Neves, A F Oliveira, Jose Sousa-Pinto

Chapman and Hall/CRC
Published November 1, 1995
Reference - 272 Pages
ISBN 9780582279704 - CAT# LM7970
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Research Notes in Mathematics Series

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Summary

This book contains expository papers and articles reporting on recent research by leading world experts in nonstandard mathematics, arising from the International Colloquium on Nonstandard Mathematics held at the University of Aveiro, Portugal in July 1994. Nonstandard mathematics originated with Abraham Robinson, and the body of ideas that have developed from this theory of nonstandard analysis now vastly extends Robinson's work with infinitesimals. The range of applications includes measure and probability theory, stochastic analysis, differential equations, generalised functions, mathematical physics and differential geometry, moreover, the theory has implicaitons for the teaching of calculus and analysis.

This volume contains papers touching on all of the abovbe topics, as well as a biographical note about Abraham Robinson based on the opening address given by W.A>J> Luxemburg - who knew Robinson - to the Aveiro conference which marked the 20th anniversary of Robinson's death. This book will be of particular interest to students and researchers in nonstandard analysis, measure theory, generalised functions and mathematical physics.

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