By Harold M. Edwards

In a ebook written for mathematicians, lecturers of arithmetic, and hugely stimulated scholars, Harold Edwards has taken a daring and strange method of the presentation of complicated calculus. He starts off with a lucid dialogue of differential types and fast strikes to the elemental theorems of calculus and Stokes’ theorem. the result's real arithmetic, either in spirit and content material, and an exhilarating selection for an honors or graduate path or certainly for any mathematician wanting a refreshingly casual and versatile reintroduction to the topic. For these types of power readers, the writer has made the method paintings within the most sensible culture of artistic mathematics.

This cheap softcover reprint of the 1994 variation provides the varied set of issues from which complex calculus classes are created in attractive unifying generalization. the writer emphasizes using differential kinds in linear algebra, implicit differentiation in larger dimensions utilizing the calculus of differential types, and the strategy of Lagrange multipliers in a basic yet easy-to-use formula. There are copious routines to aid consultant the reader in checking out figuring out. The chapters should be learn in virtually any order, together with starting with the ultimate bankruptcy that includes the various extra conventional themes of complex calculus classes. furthermore, it's excellent for a path on vector research from the differential varieties aspect of view.

The expert mathematician will locate right here a pleasant instance of mathematical literature; the scholar lucky adequate to have undergone this e-book could have a company take hold of of the character of recent arithmetic and a great framework to proceed to extra complicated studies.

*The most vital feature…is that it's fun—it is enjoyable to learn the routines, it really is enjoyable to learn the reviews published within the margins, it really is enjoyable just to choose a random spot within the booklet and start studying. this is often the best way arithmetic could be offered, with an pleasure and liveliness that express why we're attracted to the subject.*

**—The American Mathematical per thirty days (First evaluate) **

*An inviting, strange, high-level advent to vector calculus, established solidly on differential varieties. incredible exposition: casual yet refined, down-to-earth yet normal, geometrically rigorous, pleasing yet severe. impressive assorted purposes, actual and mathematical.*

**—The American Mathematical per thirty days (1994) in keeping with the second one Edition**

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Riemann gave the following necessary and sufficient condition for the convergence of the integral JR A dx dy where R is a rectangle and A is an arbitrary function on R: Riemann's criterion. e. in which there are points P, P' with A(P) - A(P') > cr. Then the integral fR A dx dy converges if and only if (1) A is bounded on R and (2) for every cr > 0 the total area s(S, cr) of those rectangles on which the variation is > cr can be made small by making the mesh size lSI small; that is, given cr > 0 and E > 0 there is a 5 > 0 such that s(S, cr) < E whenever lSI < 5.

Geometrically, the pullback operation can be interpreted as a composed function. For example, if A dy dz + B dz dx + C dx dy is a 2-form on xyz-space and if (1) is an affine map of uvw-space to xyz-space then the rule 'evaluate A dy dz + B dz dx + C dx dy on the image under (I)' assigns numbers to oriented surfaces in uvw-space. This function is a 2-form on uvw-space, namely, the 2-form obtained from the given 2-form and the given affine map by forming the pullback. Other pullbacks have analogous interpretations.

Then a bounded domain can also be subdivided using lines ax + by = const. and ex + dy = const. Describe how to form an approximating sum to fD A dx dy based on such a subdivision. Define the mesh size of such a subdivision to be largest dimension (in x- or y-direction) of any parallelogram of the subdivision. Sketch a proof of the fact that if D is a rectangle and if A is continuous then these approximating sums converge. The proof that their limit is fDA dx dy is examined in Exercise 10. Chapter 2 j Integrals 38 1 0 Given an arbitrary subdivision of the plane into polygons, describe how to form an approximating sum to fv A dx dy based on the subdivision.