Nonstandard Analysis

Theory and Applications

  • Leif O. Arkeryd
  • Nigel J. Cutland
  • C. Ward Henson

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 493)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. C. Ward Henson
    Pages 1-49
  3. Nigel J. Cutland
    Pages 51-76
  4. Peter A. Loeb
    Pages 77-89
  5. David A. Ross
    Pages 91-120
  6. Manfred P. H. Wolff
    Pages 121-151
  7. P. Ekkehard Kopp
    Pages 279-307
  8. Leif Arkeryd
    Pages 309-339
  9. M. Capiński
    Pages 341-355
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 357-366

About this book

Introduction

1 More than thirty years after its discovery by Abraham Robinson , the ideas and techniques of Nonstandard Analysis (NSA) are being applied across the whole mathematical spectrum,as well as constituting an im­ portant field of research in their own right. The current methods of NSA now greatly extend Robinson's original work with infinitesimals. However, while the range of applications is broad, certain fundamental themes re­ cur. The nonstandard framework allows many informal ideas (that could loosely be described as idealisation) to be made precise and tractable. For example, the real line can (in this framework) be treated simultaneously as both a continuum and a discrete set of points; and a similar dual ap­ proach can be used to link the notions infinite and finite, rough and smooth. This has provided some powerful tools for the research mathematician - for example Loeb measure spaces in stochastic analysis and its applications, and nonstandard hulls in Banach spaces. The achievements of NSA can be summarised under the headings (i) explanation - giving fresh insight or new approaches to established theories; (ii) discovery - leading to new results in many fields; (iii) invention - providing new, rich structures that are useful in modelling and representation, as well as being of interest in their own right. The aim of the present volume is to make the power and range of appli­ cability of NSA more widely known and available to research mathemati­ cians.

Keywords

Measure Navier-Stokes equation Probability theory analysis functional analysis hydromechanics

Editors and affiliations

  • Leif O. Arkeryd
    • 1
  • Nigel J. Cutland
    • 2
  • C. Ward Henson
    • 3
  1. 1.University of GothenburgSweden
  2. 2.University of HullEngland
  3. 3.University of IllinoisUrbana-ChampaignUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-5544-1
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6335-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5544-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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