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Introduction to the Analysis of Metric Spaces

Introduction to the Analysis of Metric Spaces

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Part of Australian Mathematical Society Lecture Series

  • Date Published: September 1987
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521359283

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  • This is an introduction to the analysis of metric and normed linear spaces for undergraduate students in mathematics. Assuming a basic knowledge of real analysis and linear algebra, the student is exposed to the axiomatic method in analysis and is shown its power in exploiting the structure of fundamental analysis, which underlies a variety of applications. An example is the link between normed linear spaces and linear algebra; finite dimensional spaces are discussed early. The treatment progresses from the concrete to the abstract: thus metric spaces are studied in some detail before general topology is begun, though topological properties of metric spaces are explored in the book. Graded exercises are provided at the end of each section; in each set the earlier exercises are designed to assist in the detection of the structural properties in concrete examples while the later ones are more conceptually sophisticated.

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    • Date Published: September 1987
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521359283
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 153 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.414kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I. Metric Spaces and Normed Linear Spaces:
    1. Definitions and examples
    2. Balls and boundedness
    Part II. Limit Processes:
    3. Convergence and completeness
    4. Cluster points and closure
    5. Application: Banach's fixed point theorem
    Part III. Continuity:
    6. Continuity in metric spaces
    7. Continuous linear mappings
    Part IV. Compactness:
    8. Sequential compactness in metric spaces
    9. Continuous functions on compact metric spaces
    Part V. The Metric Topology:
    10. The topological analysis of metric spaces
    Appendices
    Index of notation
    Index.

  • Author

    John R. Giles

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