A Course in Functional Analysis by John B ConwayA Course in Functional Analysis by John B Conway

A Course in Functional Analysis

byJohn B Conway

Paperback | December 1, 2010

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Functional analysis has become a sufficiently large area of mathematics that it is possible to find two research mathematicians, both of whom call themselves functional analysts, who have great difficulty understanding the work of the other. The common thread is the existence of a linear space with a topology or two (or more). Here the paths diverge in the choice of how that topology is defined and in whether to study the geometry of the linear space, or the linear operators on the space, or both. In this book I have tried to follow the common thread rather than any special topic. I have included some topics that a few years ago might have been thought of as specialized but which impress me as interesting and basic. Near the end of this work I gave into my natural temptation and included some operator theory that, though basic for operator theory, might be considered specialized by some functional analysts.
Title:A Course in Functional AnalysisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.07 inPublished:December 1, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1441930922

ISBN - 13:9781441930927


Table of Contents

1: Hilbert Spaces. 2: Operators on Hilbert Space. 3: Banach Spaces. 4: Locally Convex Spaces. 5: Weak Topologies. 6: Linear Operators on a Banach Space. 7: Banach Algebras and Spectral Theory for Operators on a Banach Space. 8: C^* Algebras. 9: Normal Operators on Hilbert Space. 10: Unbounded Operators. 11: Fredholm Theory.

Editorial Reviews

Second EditionJ.B. ConwayA Course in Functional Analysis"This book is an excellent text for a first graduate course in functional analysis . . . Many interesting and important applications are included . . . This book is a fine piece of work. It includes an abundance of exercises, and is written in the engaging and lucid style which we have come to expect from the author."-MATHEMATICAL REVIEWSFrom the reviews of the second edition:"This book should be in the library of anyone teaching functional analysis or who wants a working mathematician's masterfully developed course on functional analysis . . This book is a comprehensive introduction to functional analysis. . I definitely recommend this book to anyone who really want/need to learn true functional analysis for graduate work." (Philosophy, Religion and Science Book Reviews, bookinspections.wordpress.com, October, 2013)