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Postmodern Analysis

Authors: Jost, Jürgen

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About this Textbook

What is the title of this book intended to signify, what connotations is the adjective "Postmodern" meant to carry? A potential reader will surely pose this question. To answer it, I should describe what distinguishes the approach to analysis presented here from what has been called "Modern Analysis" by its protagonists. "Modern Analysis" as represented in the works of the Bour­ baki group or in the textbooks by Jean Dieudonne is characterized by its systematic and axiomatic treatment and by its drive towards a high level of abstraction. Given the tendency of many prior treatises on analysis to degen­ erate into a collection of rather unconnected tricks to solve special problems, this definitely represented a healthy achievement. In any case, for the de­ velopment of a consistent and powerful mathematical theory, it seems to be necessary to concentrate solely on the internal problems and structures and to neglect the relations to other fields of scientific, even of mathematical study for a certain while. Almost complete isolation may be required to reach the level of intellectual elegance and perfection that only a good mathematical theory can acquire. However, once this level has been reached, it might be useful to open one's eyes again to the inspiration coming from concrete ex­ ternal problems.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"...well thought out concept. Provides students at master's level with both a revision and a continuation of their undergraduate analysis lectures. New elements of advanced analysis are motivated by their applications to variational problems and elliptic PDE, thus illustrating their significance in the important area of current mathematics. The book will serve some readers seeking to deepen their mathematical knowledge, it is however designed to arouse curiosity for one of the most attractive fields of mathematics. ..." Heinrich Begehr in Mathematische Semesterberichte 1999 (transl.)

From the reviews of the second edition:

"The second edition of this excellent monograph, called ‘Postmodern analysis’ in reaction to the Bourbaki style of Dieudonne’s ‘Modern Analysis’ keeps the spirit of the first edition. … . This new edition is a very valuable addition to the literature." (Jean Mawhin, Bulletin of the Belgian Mathematical Society, Vol. 11 (4), 2004)

"This book in the Universitext series of Springer-Verlag blends analysis on an advanced level with relatively concrete parts of functional analysis. … The book is to be recommended to a broad readership. It is to be addressed especially to those who like a quick and unconventional course of higher analysis." (R. Schimming, Zeitschrift für Analysis und ihre Anwendungen, Vol. 22 (3), 2003)


Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • Prerequisites

    Jost, Jürgen

    Pages 3-12

  • Limits and Continuity of Functions

    Jost, Jürgen

    Pages 13-19

  • Differentiability

    Jost, Jürgen

    Pages 21-29

  • Characteristic Properties of Differentiable Functions. Differential Equations

    Jost, Jürgen

    Pages 31-42

  • The Banach Fixed Point Theorem. The Concept of Banach Space

    Jost, Jürgen

    Pages 43-46

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Postmodern Analysis
Authors
Series Title
Universitext
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-05306-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-05306-5
Series ISSN
0172-5939
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVII, 371
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