This is a textbook for a course in honours analysis (for freshman/sophomore undergraduates) or real analysis (for junior/senior undergraduates) or analysis-i (beginning graduates). It is intended for students who completed a course in AP calculus; possibly followed by a routine course in multivariable calculus and a computational course in linear algebra. There are three features that distinguish this book from many other books of a similar nature and which are important for the use of this book as a text. The first and most important feature is the collection of exercises. These are spread throughout the chapters and should be regarded as an essential component of the student’s learning. Some of these exercises comprise a routine follow-up to the material, while others challenge the student’s understanding more deeply. The second feature is the set of independent projects presented at the end of each chapter. These projects supplement the content studied in their respective chapters. They can be used to expand the student’s knowledge and understanding or as an opportunity to conduct a seminar in inquiry based learning in which the students present the material to their class. The third really important feature is a series of challenge problems that increase in impossibility as the chapters progress.
Paul J Sally, Jr. was Professor of Mathematics at the University of Chicago, Chicago, USA.