By Harold M. Edwards
In a ebook written for mathematicians, academics of arithmetic, and hugely encouraged scholars, Harold Edwards has taken a daring and strange method of the presentation of complicated calculus. He starts with a lucid dialogue of differential types and fast strikes to the basic theorems of calculus and Stokes’ theorem. the result's actual arithmetic, either in spirit and content material, and an exhilarating selection for an honors or graduate path or certainly for any mathematician short of a refreshingly casual and versatile reintroduction to the topic. For most of these capability readers, the writer has made the method paintings within the most sensible culture of artistic mathematics.
This reasonable softcover reprint of the 1994 variation provides the varied set of subject matters from which complex calculus classes are created in attractive unifying generalization. the writer emphasizes using differential kinds in linear algebra, implicit differentiation in better dimensions utilizing the calculus of differential varieties, and the strategy of Lagrange multipliers in a common yet easy-to-use formula. There are copious workouts to aid advisor the reader in trying out figuring out. The chapters may be learn in virtually any order, together with starting with the ultimate bankruptcy that includes a few of the extra conventional themes of complicated calculus classes. furthermore, it really is excellent for a direction on vector research from the differential kinds aspect of view.
The specialist mathematician will locate the following a pleasant instance of mathematical literature; the coed lucky sufficient to have undergone this booklet can have an organization grab of the character of recent arithmetic and a pretty good framework to proceed to extra complex studies.
The most crucial feature…is that it truly is fun—it is enjoyable to learn the workouts, it truly is enjoyable to learn the reviews published within the margins, it's enjoyable just to decide a random spot within the booklet and start examining. this is often the way in which arithmetic may be provided, with an pleasure and liveliness that express why we're drawn 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. outstanding exposition: casual yet subtle, down-to-earth yet common, geometrically rigorous, exciting yet severe. extraordinary different purposes, actual and mathematical.
—The American Mathematical per month (1994) according to the second one Edition