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Introduction to Real Analysis

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William F. Trench, Trinity University

Copyright Year: 2013

Publisher: Trinity University

Language: English

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Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: The Real Numbers
  • Chapter 2: Differential Calculus of Functions of One Variable
  • Chapter 3: Integral Calculus of Functions of One Variable
  • Chapter 4: Infinite Sequences and Series
  • Chapter 5: Structure of Rn
  • Chapter 6: Vector-Valued Functions of Several Variables
  • Chapter 7: Integrals of Functions of Several Variables
  • Chapter 8: Metric Spaces

About the Book

This is a text for a two-term course in introductory real analysis for junior or senior mathematics majors and science students with a serious interest in mathematics. Prospective educators or mathematically gifted high school students can also benefit from the mathematical maturity that can be gained from an introductory real analysis course.

The book is designed to fill the gaps left in the development of calculus as it is usually presented in an elementary course, and to provide the background required for insight into more advanced courses in pure and applied mathematics. The standard elementary calculus sequence is the only specific prerequisite for Chapters 1–5, which deal with real-valued functions. (However, other analysis oriented courses, such as elementary differential equation, also provide useful preparatory experience.) Chapters 6 and 7 require a working knowledge of determinants, matrices and linear transformations, typically available from a first course in linear algebra. Chapter 8 is accessible after completion of Chapters 1–5.

About the Contributors


William F. Trench, Ph.D. Andrew G. Cowles Distinguished Professor, Trinity University (Retired).