From Numbers to Analysis

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World Scientific, 1998 - Mathematics - 370 pages
Starting with the Zermelo-Fraenhel axiomatic set theory, this book gives a self-contained, step-by-step construction of real and complex numbers. The basic properties of real and complex numbers are developed, including a proof of the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra. Historical notes outline the evolution of the number systems and alert readers to the fact that polished mathematical concepts, as presented in lectures and books, are the culmination of the efforts of great minds over the years. The text also includes short life sketches of some of the contributing mathematicians. The book provides the logical foundation of Analysis and gives a basis to Abstract Algebra. It complements those books on real analysis which begin with axiomatic definitions of real numbers.The book can be used in various ways: as a textbook for a one semester course on the foundations of analysis for post-calculus students; for a seminar course; or self-study by school and college teachers.
 

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Contents

SET THEORY
1
NATURAL NUMBERS
31
INTEGERS
81
RATIONAL NUMBERS
123
CONSTRUCTION
179
PROPERTIES OF REAL NUMBERS
233
COMPLEX NUMBERS
319
SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING
353
REFERENCES
359
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