Applied Functional Analysis, Third Edition provides a solid mathematical foundation for the subject. It motivates students to study functional analysis by providing many contemporary applications and examples drawn from mechanics and science.
This well-received textbook starts with a thorough introduction to modern mathematics before continuing with detailed coverage of linear algebra, Lebesque measure and integration theory, plus topology with metric spaces.
The final two chapters provides readers with an in-depth look at the theory of Banach and Hilbert spaces before concluding with a brief introduction to Spectral Theory.
The Third Edition is more accessible and promotes interest and motivation among students to prepare them for studying the mathematical aspects of numerical analysis and the mathematical theory of finite elements.
Table of Contents
Elementary Logic and Set Theory
Cardinality of Sets
Foundations of Abstract Algebra
Elementary Topology in Rn
Elements of Differential and Integral Calculus
Vector Spaces—The Basic Concepts
Algebraic Duals; Euclidean Spaces
Lebesgue Measure and Integration
Lebesgue Integration Theory
Topological and Metric Spaces
Theory of Metric Spaces
Topological Vector Spaces
Hahn–Banach Extension Theorem
Bounded (Continuous) Linear Operators on Normed Spaces
Closed Range Theorem
Solvability of Linear Equations
Duality in Hilbert Spaces
Elements of Spectral Theory
J. Tinsley Oden is the Director of the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) and Associate Vice President for
Research at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Oden is also a member of the US National Academy of Engineering and the
recipient of the 2009 SIAM Distinguished Career Award. He holds five honorary doctorates and was knighted Chevalier de l’Ordre
des Palmes Académiques by the French government.
Leszek F. Demkowicz is the Assistant Director of ICES and a professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and
Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Demkowicz was one of the founding members of the Polish
Association for Computational Mechanics (PACM), serving as its first president from 1991 to 1993. His recent research has been
summarized in the two volumes Computing with hp-ADAPTIVE FINITE ELEMENTS (CRC Press, 2007 and 2008). For his work on
hp methods, he was awarded the 2009 Zienkiewicz Medal by PACM and the 2009 Computational and Applied Sciences Award by
the United States Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM).