Introduction to integration provides a unified account of integration theory, giving a practical guide to the Lebesgue integral and its uses, with a wealth of illustrative examples and exercises. The book begins with a simplified Lebesgue-style integral (in lieu of the more traditional Riemann integral), intended for a first course in integration. This suffices for elementary applications, and serves as an introduction to the core of the book.
The final chapters present selected applications, mostly drawn from Fourier analysis. The emphasis throughout is on integrable functions rather than on measure. The book is designed primarily as an undergraduate or introductory graduate textbook. It is similar in style and level to Priestley's Introduction to
complex analysis, for which it provides a companion volume, and is aimed at both pure and applied mathematicians. Prerequisites are the rudiments of integral calculus and a first course in real analysis.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 318
Weight: 486 g
Dimensions: 232 x 156 x 18 mm
Delightful book. Those who know Hilary Priestley will recognise at once the impish sense of fun which permeates this book (even down to the selection of notation): she has a real gift for the memorable phrase and the agonies oand ecstasies of teaching 25 years worth of Oxford undergraduates are etched in the motivational and orientational remarks, helpful reiterations of key points, local stock-taking' susummaries and tight internal sign-posting. By its very
nature integration theory cannot be made easy, but Professor Priestley will rapidly earn the gratitude of a new generation of students for making it as pleasantly palatable as one could wish for.
This is a very readable and well-planned book, most suitable for all mathematics graduates. The emphasis is on practice with many applications in the later chapters.