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Description - A First Look at Numerical Functional Analysis by W. W. Sawyer

Functional analysis arose from traditional topics of calculus and integral and differential equations. This accessible text by an internationally renowned teacher and author starts with problems in numerical analysis and shows how they lead naturally to the concepts of functional analysis. Suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students, this book provides coherent explanations for complex concepts. Topics include Banach and Hilbert spaces, contraction mappings and other criteria for convergence, differentiation and integration in Banach spaces, the Kantorovich test for convergence of an iteration, and Rall's ideas of polynomial and quadratic operators. Numerous examples appear throughout the text. Reprinted from the Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1978 edition.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780486478821
ISBN-10: 0486478823
Format: Paperback
(213mm x 137mm x 15mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 22-Dec-2010
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - W. W. Sawyer

Internationally renowned for his innovative teaching methods, the late W. W. Sawyer was a Professor of Mathematics and Education at the University of Toronto. Dover has reprinted Sawyer's The Mathematician's Delight, which has been in print continuously since 1943 and has sold over 500,000 copies.

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