Chapman and Hall/CRC
499 pages | 13 B/W Illus.
Basic Analysis IV: Measure Theory and Integration introduces students to concepts from measure theory and continues their training in the abstract way of looking at the world. This is a most important skill to have when your life's work will involve quantitative modeling to gain insight into the real world. This text generalizes the notion of integration to a very abstract setting in a variety of ways. We generalize the notion of the length of an interval to the measure of a set and learn how to construct the usual ideas from integration using measures. We discuss carefully the many notions of convergence that measure theory provides.
• Can be used as a traditional textbook as well as for self-study
• Suitable for advanced students in mathematics and associated disciplines
• Emphasises learning how to understand the consequences of assumptions using a variety of tools to provide the proofs of propositions
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—Professor John R. Jungck, University of Delaware
1.Introduction 2.An Overview Of Riemann Integration 3.Functions Of Bounded Variation 4.The Theory Of Riemann Integration 5.Further Riemann Integration Results 6.The Riemann-Stieltjes Integral 7.Further Riemann - Stieljes Results 8.Measurable Functions and Spaces 9.Measure And Integration 10.The Lp Spaces11.Constructing Measures 12.Lebesgue Measure 13.Cantor Set Experiments 14.Lebesgue Stieljes Measure 15.Modes Of Convergence 16. Decomposition Of Measures 17.Connections To Riemann Integration 18.Fubini Type Results 19.Differentiation 20.Summing It All Up. References. Index. Appendix A. Appendix B. Appendix C. Appendix D