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Abstract or Description

This treatise (consisting of the present Vol.I and of Vol.II, to be published) is primarily intended to be a textbook for a core course in mathematics at the advanced undergraduate or the beginning graduate level. The treatise should also be useful as a textbook for selected students in honors programs at the sophomore and junior level. Finally, it should be of use to theoretically inclined scientists and engineers who wish to gain a better understanding of those parts of mathematics that are most likely to help them gain insight into the conceptual foundations of the scientific discipline of their interest.


This book was published originally by Martinus Nijhoff Publishers in 1987. This is a corrected reprint, posted in 2006 on

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