Introduction: To the Student

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


Functional analysis was developed in the last years of the nineteenth century and during the first few decades of the twentieth century. Its development was, in large part, in response to questions arising in the study of differential and integral equations. These equations were of great interest at the time because of the vast effort by many individuals to understand physical phenomena.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karen Saxe
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  1. 1.Mathematics DepartmentMacalester CollegeSt. PaulUSA

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