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#1
Feb1212, 01:30 PM

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Hi,
I am currently taking real analysis(undergraduate course), and am using the book "Introduction to Real Analysis" by Bartle and Sherbert. I think the book is okay overall, but I was hoping to purchase a secondary text to look at whenever I am confused with a proof or something in the Bartle book. Are any of the Dover books on real analysis any good? They are really cheap and thats what I am looking for. I don't need something to work problems out of, just something else to look at in case I don't understand something in Barte. 


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Feb1212, 02:28 PM

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Here's the one that I used. It's good:
http://store.doverpublications.com/0486477665.html I haven't seen this but it seems to get excellent reviews on amazon: http://store.doverpublications.com/0486650383.html 


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Feb1212, 03:07 PM

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I enjoy Pugh's Analysis text. Very clear, has a bit of humor and it does retain rigor (though some claim it is not completely rigorous in the first couple chapters).



#4
Feb1212, 03:40 PM

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Good real analysis books
Thanks all. Not really worried about rigor, just want good explanation of concepts. Also, a book with some humor(personality) would be great. The text im using is dull, unemotional, and I have a sense that the authors aren't even that trilled by the topic.



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Feb1612, 08:34 PM

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Kolmogorov & Fomin is pretty good...



#7
Feb1912, 09:25 AM

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http://www.amazon.com/FundamentalsA.../dp/0387984801
Mathwonk praises this book highly. I haven't read any real analysis yet so I can't comment, but I thought I'd throw it out there. 


#8
Feb1912, 03:15 PM

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I like the following books:
Brannan  A First Course in Mathematical Analysis Estep  Practical Analysis in One Variable Unfortunately I have no experience with the Dover titles in analysis, so I can't offer any help on those. The books above are more expensive than most Dover publications, but if you like the Amazon previews/reviews then you might see if your library has copies. 


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