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Introduction to Calculus and Classical Analysis


Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Omar Hijab
    Pages 1-45
  3. Omar Hijab
    Pages 47-67
  4. Omar Hijab
    Pages 69-121
  5. Omar Hijab
    Pages 123-183
  6. Omar Hijab
    Pages 185-265
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 267-363

About this book


This text is intended for an honors calculus course or for an introduction to analysis. Involving rigorous analysis, computational dexterity, and a breadth of applications, it is ideal for undergraduate majors. This third edition includes corrections as well as some additional material.

Some features of the text:

  • The text is completely self-contained and starts with the real number axioms;
  • The integral is defined as the area under the graph, while the area is defined for every subset of the plane;
  • There is a heavy emphasis on computational problems, from the high-school quadratic formula to the formula for the derivative of the zeta function at zero;
  • There are applications from many parts of analysis, e.g., convexity, the Cantor set, continued fractions, the AGM, the theta and zeta functions, transcendental numbers, the Bessel and gamma functions, and many more;
  • Traditionally transcendentally presented material, such as infinite products, the Bernoulli series, and the zeta functional equation, is developed over the reals;
  • There are 385 problems with all the solutions at the back of the text.


Calculus Classical analysis Continuity Differentiation Integration

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsTemple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information


Reviews from previous editions:

"This is a very intriguing, decidedly unusual, and very satisfying treatment of calculus and introductory analysis. It's full of quirky little approaches to standard topics that make one wonder over and over again, 'Why is it never done like this?'"

—John Allen Paulos, author of Innumeracy and A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper