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Lectures on the Hyperreals

An Introduction to Nonstandard Analysis

  • Robert Goldblatt

Part of the Graduate Texts in Mathematics book series (GTM, volume 188)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. Basic Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
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  4. Internal and External Entities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
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  5. Nonstandard Frameworks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
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  6. Applications

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      Pages 201-201
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 283-293

About this book

Introduction

There are good reasons to believe that nonstandard analysis, in some ver­ sion or other, will be the analysis of the future. KURT GODEL This book is a compilation and development of lecture notes written for a course on nonstandard analysis that I have now taught several times. Students taking the course have typically received previous introductions to standard real analysis and abstract algebra, but few have studied formal logic. Most of the notes have been used several times in class and revised in the light of that experience. The earlier chapters could be used as the basis of a course at the upper undergraduate level, but the work as a whole, including the later applications, may be more suited to a beginning graduate course. This prefacedescribes my motivationsand objectives in writingthe book. For the most part, these remarks are addressed to the potential instructor. Mathematical understanding develops by a mysterious interplay between intuitive insight and symbolic manipulation. Nonstandard analysis requires an enhanced sensitivity to the particular symbolic form that is used to ex­ press our intuitions, and so the subject poses some unique and challenging pedagogical issues. The most fundamental ofthese is how to turn the trans­ fer principle into a working tool of mathematical practice. I have found it vi Preface unproductive to try to give a proof of this principle by introducing the formal Tarskian semantics for first-order languages and working through the proofofLos's theorem.

Keywords

Boolean algebra Lebesgue measure Riemann integral calculus construction differential equation eXist functional measure measure theory proof real analysis tool topology ultrapower

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert Goldblatt
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Mathematical and Computing SciencesVictoria UniversityWellingtonNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-0615-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-6841-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-0615-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0072-5285
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