A First Course in Functional AnalysisISBN: 9780470146194
308 pages
April 2008

Description
Requiring only a preliminary knowledge of elementary linear algebra and real analysis, A First Course in Functional Analysis provides an introduction to the basic principles and practical applications of functional analysis. Key concepts are illustrated in a straightforward manner, which facilitates a complete and fundamental understanding of the topic.
This book is based on the author's own classtested material and uses clear language to explain the major concepts of functional analysis, including Banach spaces, Hilbert spaces, topological vector spaces, as well as bounded linear functionals and operators. As opposed to simply presenting the proofs, the author outlines the logic behind the steps, demonstrates the development of arguments, and discusses how the concepts are connected to one another. Each chapter concludes with exercises ranging in difficulty, giving readers the opportunity to reinforce their comprehension of the discussed methods. An appendix provides a thorough introduction to measure and integration theory, and additional appendices address the background material on topics such as Zorn's lemma, the StoneWeierstrass theorem, Tychonoff's theorem on product spaces, and the upper and lower limit points of sequences. References to various applications of functional analysis are also included throughout the book.
A First Course in Functional Analysis is an ideal text for upperundergraduate and graduatelevel courses in pure and applied mathematics, statistics, and engineering. It also serves as a valuable reference for practitioners across various disciplines, including the physical sciences, economics, and finance, who would like to expand their knowledge of functional analysis.
Table of Contents
Preface xi
1. Linear Spaces and Operators 1
1.1 Introduction 1
1.2 Linear Spaces 2
1.3 Linear Operators 5
1.4 Passage from Finite to InfiniteDimensional Spaces 7
Exercises 8
2. Normed Linear Spaces: The Basics 11
2.1 Metric Spaces 11
2.2 Norms 12
2.3 Space of Bounded Functions 18
2.4 Bounded Linear Operators 19
2.5 Completeness 21
2.6 Comparison of Norms 30
2.7 Quotient Spaces 31
2.8 FiniteDimensional Normed Linear Spaces 34
2.9 Lᵖ Spaces 38
2.10 Direct Products and Sums 51
2.11 Schauder Bases 53
2.12 Fixed Points and Contraction Mappings 53
Exercises 54
3. Major Banach Space Theorems 59
3.1 Introduction 59
3.2 Baire Category Theorem 59
3.3 Open Mappings 61
3.4 Bounded Inverses 63
3.5 Closed Linear Operators 64
3.6 Uniform Boundedness Principle 66
Exercises 68
4. Hilbert Spaces 71
4.1 Introduction 71
4.2 SemiInner Products 72
4.3 Nearest Points and Convexity 77
4.4 Orthogonality 80
4.5 Linear Functionals on Hilbert Spaces 86
4.6 Linear Operators on Hilbert Spaces 88
4.7 Order Relation on SelfAdjoint Operators 97
Exercises 98
5. Hahn–Banach Theorem 103
5.1 Introduction 103
5.2 Basic Version of Hahn–Banach Theorem 104
5.3 Complex Version of Hahn–Banach Theorem 105
5.4 Application to Normed Linear Spaces 107
5.5 Geometric Versions of Hahn–Banach Theorem 108
Exercises 118
6. Duality 121
6.1 Examples of Dual Spaces 121
6.2 Adjoints 130
6.3 Double Duals and Reflexivity 133
6.4 Weak and Weak* Convergence 136
Exercises 140
7. Topological Linear Spaces 143
7.1 Review of General Topology 143
7.2 Topologies on Linear Spaces 148
7.3 Linear Functionals on Topological Linear Spaces 151
7.4 Weak Topology 153
7.5 Weak* Topology 156
7.6 Extreme Points and Krein–Milman Theorem 160
7.7 Operator Topologies 164
Exercises 164
8. The Spectrum 167
8.1 Introduction 167
8.2 Banach Algebras 169
8.3 General Properties of the Spectrum 170
8.4 Numerical Range 176
8.5 Spectrum of a Normal Operator 177
8.6 Functions of Operators 180
8.7 Brief Introduction to C_Algebras 183
Exercises 184
9. Compact Operators 187
9.1 Introduction and Basic Definitions 187
9.2 Compactness Criteria in Metric Spaces 188
9.3 New Compact Operators from Old 192
9.4 Spectrum of a Compact Operator 194
9.5 Compact SelfAdjoint Operators on Hilbert Spaces 197
9.6 Invariant Subspaces 201
Exercises 203
10. Application to Integral and Differential Equations 205
10.1 Introduction 205
10.2 Integral Operators 206
10.3 Integral Equations 211
10.4 SecondOrder Linear Differential Equations 214
10.5 Sturm–Liouville Problems 217
10.6 FirstOrder Differential Equations 223
Exercises 226
11. Spectral Theorem for Bounded, SelfAdjoint Operators 229
11.1 Introduction and Motivation 229
11.2 Spectral Decomposition 231
11.3 Extension of Functional Calculus 235
11.4 Multiplication Operators 240
Exercises 243
Appendix A Zorn’s Lemma 245
Appendix B Stone–Weierstrass Theorem 247
B.1 Basic Theorem 247
B.2 Nonunital Algebras 250
B.3 Complex Algebras 252
Appendix C Extended Real Numbers and Limit Points of Sequences 253
C.1 Extended Reals 253
C.2 Limit Points of Sequences 254
Appendix D Measure and Integration 257
D.1 Introduction and Notation 257
D.2 Basic Properties of Measures 258
D.3 Properties of Measurable Functions 259
D.4 Integral of a Nonnegative Function 261
D.5 Integral of an Extended RealValued Function 265
D.6 Integral of a ComplexValued Function 267
D.7 Construction of Lebesgue Measure on R 267
D.8 Completeness of Measures 273
D.9 Signed and Complex Measures 274
D.10 Radon–Nikodym Derivatives 276
D.11 Product Measures 278
D.12 Riesz Representation Theorem 280
Appendix E Tychonoff’s Theorem 289
Symbols 293
References 297
Index 299
Author Information
The Wiley Advantage
 Presents a unique coverage of the essential topics of functional analysis, based on successful lecture notes used by the author, for a concise onesemester course.
 Explains the theories behind the concepts, taking the reader through the logic behind each argument’s development.
 Features an array of exercises throughout the book, ranging from introductory to advanced, to enhance the reader’s learning experience.
 Requires minimal previous knowledge and no background in either measure theory or general topology.
Reviews
"A First Course in Functional Analysis is an ideal text for upperundergraduate and graduatelevel courses in pure and applied mathematics, statistics, and engineering. It also serves as a valuable reference for practioners across various disciplines, including the physical sciences, economics, and finance, who would like to expand their knowledge of functional analysis." (Mathematical Reviews, 2009c)
"It is written in a very open, nontelegraphic style, and takes care to explain topics as they come up. Recommended." (CHOICE Oct 2008)
"This is an excellent text for reaching students of diverse backgrounds and majors, as well as scientists from other disciplines (physics, economics, finance, and engineering) who want an introduction to functional analysis." (MAA Reviews Oct 2008)
Professor Reviews
"It is written in a very open, nontelegraphic style, and takes care to explain topics as they come up. Recommended." (CHOICE Oct 2008)
"This is an excellent text for reaching students of diverse backgrounds and majors, as well as scientists from other disciplines (physics, economics, finance, and engineering) who want an introduction to functional analysis." (MAA Reviews Oct 2008)
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