Modern Birkhäuser Classics

Advanced Calculus

A Differential Forms Approach

Authors: Edwards, Harold M.

  • Affordable reprint of a classic textbook
  • Presents advanced calculus using the theory of differential forms
  • Makes modern mathematics accessible to students via physical intuition and applications
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About this Textbook

In a book written for mathematicians, teachers of mathematics, and highly motivated students, Harold Edwards has taken a bold and unusual approach to the presentation of advanced calculus. He begins with a lucid discussion of differential forms and quickly moves to the fundamental theorems of calculus and Stokes’ theorem. The result is genuine mathematics, both in spirit and content, and an exciting choice for an honors or graduate course or indeed for any mathematician in need of a refreshingly informal and flexible reintroduction to the subject. For all these potential readers, the author has made the approach work in the best tradition of creative mathematics.

This affordable softcover reprint of the 1994 edition presents the diverse set of topics from which advanced calculus courses are created in beautiful unifying generalization. The author emphasizes the use of differential forms in linear algebra, implicit differentiation in higher dimensions using the calculus of differential forms, and the method of Lagrange multipliers in a general but easy-to-use formulation. There are copious exercises to help guide the reader in testing understanding. The chapters can be read in almost any order, including beginning with the final chapter that contains some of the more traditional topics of advanced calculus courses. In addition, it is ideal for a course on vector analysis from the differential forms point of view.

The professional mathematician will find here a delightful example of mathematical literature; the student fortunate enough to have gone through this book will have a firm grasp of the nature of modern mathematics and a solid framework to continue to more advanced studies.

The most important feature…is that it is fun—it is fun to read the exercises, it is fun to read the comments printed in the margins, it is fun simply to pick a random spot in the book and begin reading. This is the way mathematics should be presented, with an excitement and liveliness that show why we are interested in the subject.

—The American Mathematical Monthly (First Review)

An inviting, unusual, high-level introduction to vector calculus, based solidly on differential forms. Superb exposition: informal but sophisticated, down-to-earth but general, geometrically rigorous, entertaining but serious. Remarkable diverse applications, physical and mathematical.

—The American Mathematical Monthly (1994) Based on the Second Edition

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  • ISBN 978-0-8176-8411-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advanced Calculus
Book Subtitle
A Differential Forms Approach
Authors
Series Title
Modern Birkhäuser Classics
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Harold M. Edwards
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-0-8176-8412-9
DOI
10.1007/978-0-8176-8412-9
Softcover ISBN
978-0-8176-8411-2
Series ISSN
2197-1803
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 508
Number of Illustrations and Tables
102 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Originally published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1969
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