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A Primer of Real Analytic Functions


Part of the Birkhäuser Advanced Texts book series (BAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Steven G. Krantz, Harold R. Parks
    Pages 1-23
  3. Steven G. Krantz, Harold R. Parks
    Pages 25-66
  4. Steven G. Krantz, Harold R. Parks
    Pages 67-81
  5. Steven G. Krantz, Harold R. Parks
    Pages 83-113
  6. Steven G. Krantz, Harold R. Parks
    Pages 115-149
  7. Steven G. Krantz, Harold R. Parks
    Pages 151-186
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 187-209

About this book


It is a pleasure and a privilege to write this new edition of A Primer 0/ Real Ana­ lytic Functions. The theory of real analytic functions is the wellspring of mathe­ matical analysis. It is remarkable that this is the first book on the subject, and we want to keep it up to date and as correct as possible. With these thoughts in mind, we have utilized helpful remarks and criticisms from many readers and have thereby made numerous emendations. We have also added material. There is a now a treatment of the Weierstrass preparation theorem, a new argument to establish Hensel's lemma and Puiseux's theorem, a new treat­ ment of Faa di Bruno's forrnula, a thorough discussion of topologies on spaces of real analytic functions, and a second independent argument for the implicit func­ tion theorem. We trust that these new topics will make the book more complete, and hence a more useful reference. It is a pleasure to thank our editor, Ann Kostant of Birkhäuser Boston, for mak­ ing the publishing process as smooth and trouble-free as possible. We are grateful for useful communications from the readers of our first edition, and we look for­ ward to further constructive feedback.


Algebraic Geometry Complex Analysis: one Variable Implicit function Partial Differential Equations Real Analysis calculus differential equation partial differential equation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsWashington UniversitySt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA

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"This is the second, improved edition of the only existing monograph devoted to real-analytic functions, whose theory is rightly considered in the preface 'the wellspring of mathematical analysis.' Organized in six parts, [with] a very rich bibliography and an index, this book is both a map of the subject and its history. Proceeding from the most elementary to the most advanced aspects, it is useful for both beginners and advanced researchers. Names such as Cauchy-Kowalewsky (Kovalevskaya), Weierstrass, Borel, Hadamard, Puiseux, Pringsheim, Besicovitch, Bernstein, Denjoy-Carleman, Paley-Wiener, Whitney, Gevrey, Lojasiewicz, Grauert and many others are involved either by their results or by their concepts."


"Bringing together results scattered in various journals or books and presenting them in a clear and systematic manner, the book is of interest first of all for analysts, but also for applied mathematicians and researchers in real algebraic geometry."