15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on 17 May 2006
This was one of my university textbooks in the first year, but it is such a good book that I still read it once in a while.
It is clearly written, with many worked examples. It covers Axioms of arithmetic, Sequences, Series, Differentiation and Integration, but it starts off from first priciples in all cases, building up from logic onwards. Interspersed with the text are short biographies of mathematicians.
There are exercises at the end of each section with answers in the back. All in all, this is an ideal book for an undergraduate doing a course in Analysis or the interested layman.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 5 March 2011
I have to say that this module has saved my life. The course that I am doing at university is not one of the easiest thing to get your head around, but this book puts things into clear and concise definitions and is definetly a recommendation for anyone studying any form of mathemtical analysis or calculus. It cuts things down to an easy to understand level whilst giving full proofs for a number of theorems. Combined with the examples, problems and exercises it helps develop an understand of the subject in great detail.
1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 30 October 2010
syllabus specific for my degree, much cheaper on amazon than in shops. saved 40 quid.
1 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 23 June 2011
I found this book, unlike the abysmal Gods Of Ruin, to be not only useful but, like the wonderful Atlas Shrugged, also quite entertaining. That said, also unlike the horrid Gods Of Ruin, this book does require at least a 4th grade education to understand and follow easily. Anyone interested in a concise, accurate, and informative approach to basic mathematics will certainly find this book rewarding and, unlike Gods Of Ruin, well worth the purchase price.