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following review appeared in the March 2007
first volume in a projected three-volume set on functional analysis
calls nothing more to mind than the massive first volume of the classic
1960s-era series by Nelson Dunford and Jacob T. Schwartz, Linear
1967-71). Where the latter was a terse, exhaustive encyclopedic
compendium of all there was to know on the subject, however, the
present volume sets out instead to offer a thorough,
deliberately slow textbook presentation of all the standard topics any
introductory functional analysis course might wish to cover, along with
a multitude of instructive examples and, more importantly,
exercises appear after each section, and a long appendix (exceeding 100
pages) presents detailed solutions to a good half of them.
Author Ha largely succeeds in his stated aim "to write a textbook that
I would like to have studied from as a student."
Multiple appendixes (the rest including
prerequisites from set theory and linear algebra), along
with a nice bibliography, list of notations, and thorough index bring
up the rear of this highly accessible, self-contained work. Summing Up: Highly
undergraduates; graduate students." —
F. E. J.
Linton, emeritus, Wesleyan University
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