## About this series

**Cornerstones **comprises textbooks that focus on what students need to know and what faculty should teach regarding various selected topics in pure and applied mathematics and related subjects. Aimed at aspiring young mathematicians at the advanced undergraduate to the second-year graduate level, books that appear in this series are intended to serve as the definitive advanced texts for the next generation of mathematicians. By enlisting only expert mathematicians and leading researchers in each field who are top-notch expositors with established track records, **Cornerstones **volumes are models of clarity that provide authoritative modern treatments of the essential subjects of pure and applied mathematics while capturing the beauty and excitement of mathematics for the reader. The Series Editors themselves are accomplished researchers with considerable writing experience, and seek to infuse each text with excellence and purpose through a collaborative, yet highly rigorous selection and reviewing protocol.

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We encourage preparation of manuscripts in some form of T_{E}X, preferably L_{A}T_{E}X. Initial submissions may be in PDF or hardcopy format. Final submissions should include all electronic files with embedded fonts and macros and hardcopy to ensure proper interfacing with typesetters and printers. In particular, we encourage authors to consider using our custom style file (svmono.cls) available via the related link nearby.

Proposals should be sent directly to either the Series Editors or the Publisher. Contact information is available below and via the related links nearby.

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Series Editors:

**Charles L. Epstein**

University of Pennsylvania

Department of Mathematics

Philadelphia, PA 19104

U.S.A.

mailto:cle@math.upenn.edu

**Steven G. Krantz**

Washington University

Department of Mathematics

St. Louis, MO 63130

U.S.A.

mailto:sk@math.wustl.edu

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Editorial Advisory Board:

**Anthony W. Knapp**

State University of New York at Stony Brook, Emeritus

mailto:aknapp@math.sunysb.edu

**Robert Lazarsfeld**

State University of New York at Stony Brook

mailto:robert.lazarsfeld@stonybrook.edu

**Peter Petersen**

University of California, Los Angeles

mailto:Petersen@math.ucla.edu

**Alan Tucker**

State University of New York at Stony Brook

mailto:atucker@notes.stonybrook.edu

**Scott Wolpert**

University of Maryland

mailto:swolpert@math.umd.edu