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Fundamental Ideas of Analysis 1st Edition
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Michael C. Reed is a practicing anthropologist who has worked since 1992 for CSR Incorporated, a Washington, DC, research and evaluation firm. He received his PhD in sociocultural anthropology in 1988, following 15 months of Fulbright fellowship-funded fieldwork in francophone Africa. His dissertation was titled An Ethnohistorical Study of the Political Economy of Ndjole', Gabon. Since 1990, Reed has evaluated several U.S. programs, such as youth substance abuse prevention, school-age child care, secondary education, and community development corporations. He reviews articles for the American Evaluation Association journal Evaluation Practice.
- Publisher : Wiley; 1st edition (August 12, 1998)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 413 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0471159964
- ISBN-13 : 978-0471159964
- Item Weight : 1.99 pounds
- Dimensions : 7.22 x 0.95 x 10.18 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,460,090 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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If you are not a math major (or just a BA math like me), I highly suggest you to get this book instead of the Rudin's book; writing rigorous proofs are hard for beginners, but this book definitely sets a solid foundation for you.
I worked through most of the book in an advanced undergraduate course in real analysis (one semester). I later finished the chapters we skipped on my own.
Prior to taking the course I had almost no prior knowledge of mathematical reasoning (induction, contradiction, contrapositive, etc).
Thankfully the book does a very good job of explaining each proof and what techniques are used. The book uses very simple and clear notation which made learning the material easier.
A lot of the homework problems apply the section material to harder problems than are featured in the examples. Thankfully the basics are covered nicely, leaving the student prepared to think about the more complicated problems. Some of the projects take a good deal of effort though.
The book is a great size and the text is very easy to read (great layout).
I am very happy to have used this book and would recommend it to others.