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Introduction to Analysis
on March 3, 2006
Although this text has quite a few good projects and problems, it is a bit too concise particularly for the student who is new to anaylsis. While all the major theorems are presented with proofs, some of the proofs are quite difficult to follow and many involve "hand-waving" in the proof. For the new student, this may cause a bit of confusion. Also, when a student goes to complete the homework, they may not be as clear and rigorous as necessary. It could also do a bit more in ways of visual arguments to help clarify the concepts being proved. The projects are probably the best part of the text because they have some of the classic calculus concepts built up by the student. I would have also appreciated a selected solutions or more helpful hints on some of the more difficult homework problems.