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#1
Jan2413, 01:54 AM

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#2
Jan2413, 04:32 PM

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Would Spivak's Calculus and Pugh's Real Math Analysis be sufficient grounding for this text, at least for the "real" part of it?
Also, what books and in what order would I need to work my way up from absolute nothing to this book's level in complex analysis? Order of growth towards this book's rigor seems straightforward when it comes to real analysis: regular calculus > (maybe some intro to proofs) > Calculus by Spivak like text > (maybe some intro to proofs) > baby Rudin... How does this work with complex variables? Does one need some sort of complex pre/calculus before attempting complex analysis? Thanks. 



#3
Jan2413, 05:20 PM

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I own this book, have studied it from time to time in the past as a grad student, but have learned little from it. Experts consider it a classic, but as with other books by this author i find it unilluminating. I did find it an excellent source of practice problems for PhD prelims in analysis.




#4
Feb1413, 12:39 PM

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Real and Complex Analysis by Rudin
Same reaction as mathwonk. I learned from Folland's book instead.




#5
Feb1413, 10:55 PM

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My biggest gripe with Rudin is that he doesn't start abstract enough, whereas Folland starts out with premeasures on arbitrary sets and builds the theory from there and then says "hey, look at that, the 'dx' that you already know about is actually Lebesgue measure." Rudin abstracts a little at a time and it gets annoying. However, I still enjoyed Rudin's book and learned a lot from it. 


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