Texts and Readings in Mathematics

Terence Tao

trim37 new1This is part one of a two-volume introduction to real analysis and is intended for honours undergraduates who have already been exposed to calculus. The emphasis is on rigour and on foundations. The material starts at the very beginning--the construction of the number systems and set theory--then goes on to the basics of analysis (limits, series, continuity, differentiation, Riemann integration), through to power series, several variable calculus and Fourier analysis, and finally to the Lebesgue integral. These are almost entirely set in the concrete setting of the real line and Euclidean spaces, although there is some material on abstract metric and topological spaces. There are also appendices on mathematical logic and the decimal system. The entire text (omitting some less central topics) can be taught in two quarters of twenty-five to thirty lectures each.

The course material is deeply intertwined with the exercises, as it is intended that the student actively learn the material (and practice thinking and writing rigorously) by proving several of the key results in the theory.

The fourth edition incorporates a large number of additional corrections reported since the release of the third edition, as well as some additional exercises.
From a review of the first edition:
"... it would be an error not to stick very close to the text -- it's very well crafted indeed and deviating from the score would mean an unacceptable dissonance

"I hope to use Analysis I, II in an honors course myself, when the opportunity arises."
-- Michael Berg, for MAA Reviews
Volume 1
1. Introduction
2. Starting at the beginning: the natural numbers
3. Set theory
4. Integers and rationals
5. The real numbers
6. Limits of sequences
7. Series
8. Infinite sets
9. Continuous functions on R
10. Differentiation of functions
11. The Riemann integral
A Appendix: The basics of mathematical logic
B Appendix: The decimal system

Texts and Readings in Mathematics/ 37
2022, hardcover, 375 pages, 9788195196197, Rs.885.00