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Undergraduate Analysis


A Working Textbook

Aisling McCluskey and Brian McMaster

04 June 2018

ISBN: 9780198817574

400 pages

In Stock

Price: £30.99

An innovative self-contained Analysis textbook for undergraduates, that takes advantage of proven successful educational techniques.


An innovative self-contained Analysis textbook for undergraduates, that takes advantage of proven successful educational techniques.

  • Allows sufficient time/space to develop insightful understanding of fundamental ideas before proceeding
  • Copious range of exercises and examples (with and without solutions or hints) integrated into the text and, further, in a supplementary section
  • Devotes attention to roughwork, to intuition-based heuristics, to "looking under the bonnet" of problems with a view to determining how to seek a solution
  • Clearly delineates material that is more difficult, more specialised, or more peripheral

About the Author(s)

Aisling McCluskey, Senior Lecturer, National University of Ireland, Galway, and Brian McMaster, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Queen's University Belfast, Queen's University Belfast

Brian McMaster studied at Queen's University Belfast, graduating with a PhD in 1972, and has served his alma mater department in various capacities including those of Adviser of Studies, Head of Research and Associate Director of Education. His publication profile covers over sixty refereed journal articles, mostly in the area of analytic topology but incorporating a smattering of applications in disciplines as diverse as probabilistic metric spaces and decision support theory. He has successfully supervised twelve individual postgraduate programmes including eight PhDs. He is presently formally retired but continues to deliver a full undergraduate teaching load on a voluntary basis, thus witnessing his lifelong commitment to and passion for communicating mathematics to students. His teaching interests focus around analysis (real and complex) and set theory and their development into various fields especially that of analytic topology.

Aisling McCluskey graduated from Queens University Belfast with a PhD in 1990 and subsequently was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship in Toronto. She was appointed to a permanent lectureship in Mathematics in NUI, Galway in January 1992. Since then, she has established a meaningful and rewarding academic career there, maintaining an active research profile whilst holding the teaching and learning of mathematics central to her academic endeavour. She has enjoyed numerous international visiting researcher positions, and in like kind has hosted many eminent researchers at NUI, Galway. She has received institutional and national awards for excellence in teaching. In scholarly pursuit of her passion for and commitment to mathematics education, she completed a postgraduate certificate in teaching and learning in higher education (2009), a postgraduate diploma (2010) and a Masters degree (2011) at NUI Galway.

Table of Contents

    2:Limit of a sequence, an idea, a definition, a tool
    3:Interlude: different kinds of numbers
    4:Up and down - increasing and decreasing sequences
    5:Sampling a sequence - subsequences
    6:Special (or specially awkward) examples
    7:Endless sums - a first look at series
    8:Continuous functions - the domain thinks that the graph is unbroken
    9:Limit of a function
    10:Epsilontics and functions
    11:Infinity and function limits
    12:Differentiation - the slope of the graph
    13:The Cauchy condition - sequences whose terms pack tightly together
    14:More about series
    15:Uniform continuity - continuity's global cousin
    16:Differentiation - mean value theorems, power series
    17:Riemann integration - area under a graph
    18:The elementary functions revisited


"The clear, concise writing makes this book ideal for equipping undergraduates with a solid conceptual framework for approaching analysis rigorously and confidently." - V.K. Chellamuthu, CHOICE

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