© 1994

A First Course in Real Analysis


Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Sterling K. Berberian
    Pages 1-14
  3. Sterling K. Berberian
    Pages 15-32
  4. Sterling K. Berberian
    Pages 33-55
  5. Sterling K. Berberian
    Pages 56-79
  6. Sterling K. Berberian
    Pages 80-97
  7. Sterling K. Berberian
    Pages 98-109
  8. Sterling K. Berberian
    Pages 110-120
  9. Sterling K. Berberian
    Pages 121-134
  10. Sterling K. Berberian
    Pages 135-178
  11. Sterling K. Berberian
    Pages 179-193
  12. Sterling K. Berberian
    Pages 194-219
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 220-240

About this book


Mathematics is the music of science, and real analysis is the Bach of mathematics. There are many other foolish things I could say about the subject of this book, but the foregoing will give the reader an idea of where my heart lies. The present book was written to support a first course in real analysis, normally taken after a year of elementary calculus. Real analysis is, roughly speaking, the modern setting for Calculus, "real" alluding to the field of real numbers that underlies it all. At center stage are functions, defined and taking values in sets of real numbers or in sets (the plane, 3-space, etc.) readily derived from the real numbers; a first course in real analysis traditionally places the emphasis on real-valued functions defined on sets of real numbers. The agenda for the course: (1) start with the axioms for the field ofreal numbers, (2) build, in one semester and with appropriate rigor, the foun­ dations of calculus (including the "Fundamental Theorem"), and, along the way, (3) develop those skills and attitudes that enable us to continue learning mathematics on our own. Three decades of experience with the exercise have not diminished my astonishment that it can be done.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsThe University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title A First Course in Real Analysis
  • Authors Sterling K. Berberian
  • Series Title Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-94217-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-6433-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-8548-4
  • Series ISSN 0172-6056
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 240
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Real Functions
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