Both a stepping stone to higher analysis courses and a foundation for deeper reasoning in applied mathematics, this book provides a broad foundation in real analysis. In connection with this, within the chapters, readers are pointed to numerous accessible articles from The College Mathematics Journal and The American Mathematical Monthly. Axioms are presented with an emphasis on their distinguishing characteristic, culminating with the axioms that define the reals. Set theory is ather theme found in this book, running underneath the rigorous development of functions, sequences and series, and ending with chapters on transfinite cardinal numbers and basic point-set topology. Differentiation and integration are developed rigorously with the goal of forming a firm foundation for deeper study. A historical theme interweaves throughout the book, with many quotes and accounts of interest to all readers. Over 600 exercises, dozens of figures, an antated bibliography, and several appendices help the learning process.
Luis F. Moreno received his B.A. in mathematics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1973, an M.S. in mathematics education at State University of New York, Albany in 1976, and an M.A. in mathematics at State University of New York, Albany in 1982. He belongs to the Mathematical Association of America (Seaway Section 2nd vice-chair in 2000) and New York State Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges, being campus liaison for both organizations. He teaches at Broome Community College where, besides the standard undergraduate courses through linear algebra and real analysis, he has taught courses in statistics, statistical quality control, and logic.