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Depends on your class and teacher.
on June 14, 2014
Though I don't like bringing in the atmosphere in which the book is used, intro to analysis really suggests that this is going to be a students first exposure to rigorously enforced proofs. The book, therefore, is probably going to be hard to understand, and with a book that's so concise about it's explanations really can only be used in a setting where the teacher is going to provide the foundations of understanding the symbols and logic behind the proofs the book tends to breeze through. The class I was in took so long to understand the concepts we hardly made it anywhere in this book. So in a class where you're lectures expose you to the terminology and general shape of the proofs so that you can decipher the book I'm sure this could be used. If you're not getting that in your class maybe you'll want to find some additional reference material that will walk through it a bit slower.
Mindless complaint: Really wish authors wouldn't start with a Chapter 0. It makes it feel so unimportant.