By David Bressoud

ISBN-10: 0883857014

ISBN-13: 9780883857014

This e-book is an undergraduate advent to genuine research. lecturers can use it as a textbook for an leading edge path, or as a source for a standard direction. scholars who've been via a standard direction, yet don't realize what genuine research is set and why it was once created, will locate solutions to lots of their questions during this ebook. even if this isn't a background of research, the writer returns to the roots of the topic to make it extra understandable. The ebook starts with Fourier's advent of trigonometric sequence and the issues they created for the mathematicians of the early 19th century. Cauchy's makes an attempt to set up a company origin for calculus keep on with, and the writer considers his disasters and his successes. The publication culminates with Dirichlet's facts of the validity of the Fourier sequence enlargement and explores a few of the counterintuitive effects Riemann and Weierstrass have been resulted in because of Dirichlet's facts. Mathematica ® instructions and courses are integrated within the routines. in spite of the fact that, the reader may well use any mathematical instrument that has graphing features, together with the graphing calculator.

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