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The Lebesgue-Stieltjes Integral

A Practical Introduction


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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. M. Carter, B. van Brunt
    Pages 1-10
  3. M. Carter, B. van Brunt
    Pages 11-38
  4. M. Carter, B. van Brunt
    Pages 39-48
  5. M. Carter, B. van Brunt
    Pages 49-70
  6. M. Carter, B. van Brunt
    Pages 71-85
  7. M. Carter, B. van Brunt
    Pages 87-111
  8. M. Carter, B. van Brunt
    Pages 113-122
  9. M. Carter, B. van Brunt
    Pages 123-163
  10. M. Carter, B. van Brunt
    Pages 165-202
  11. M. Carter, B. van Brunt
    Pages 203-208
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 209-230

About this book


Mathematics students generally meet the Riemann integral early in their undergraduate studies, then at advanced undergraduate or graduate level they receive a course on measure and integration dealing with the Lebesgue theory. However, those whose interests lie more in the direction of applied mathematics will in all probability find themselves needing to use the Lebesgue or Lebesgue-Stieltjes Integral without having the necessary theoretical background. It is to such readers that this book is addressed. The authors aim to introduce the Lebesgue-Stieltjes integral on the real line in a natural way as an extension of the Riemann integral. They have tried to make the treatment as practical as possible. The evaluation of Lebesgue-Stieltjes integrals is discussed in detail, as are the key theorems of integral calculus as well as the standard convergence theorems. The book then concludes with a brief discussion of multivariate integrals and surveys ok L^p spaces and some applications. Exercises, which extend and illustrate the theory, and provide practice in techniques, are included. Michael Carter and Bruce van Brunt are senior lecturers in mathematics at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. Michael Carter obtained his Ph.D. at Massey University in 1976. He has research interests in control theory and differential equations, and has many years of experience in teaching analysis. Bruce van Brunt obtained his D.Phil. at the University of Oxford in 1989. His research interests include differential geometry, differential equations, and analysis. His publications include


Fourier series Lebesgue Theory Lebesgue-Stieltjes Integral Riemann integral calculus differential equation differential geometry measure

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Fundamental Sciences Palmerston North CampusMassey UniversityNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Lebesgue-Stieltjes Integral
  • Book Subtitle A Practical Introduction
  • Authors M. Carter
    B. van Brunt
  • Series Title Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-95012-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-7033-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-1174-7
  • Series ISSN 0172-6056
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 230
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Analysis
    Real Functions
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