# Search Results for "metric-spaces"

## Metric Spaces

**Author**: Mícheál O'Searcoid**Publisher:**Springer Science & Business Media**ISBN:**9781846286278**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**304**View:**2378

The abstract concepts of metric spaces are often perceived as difficult. This book offers a unique approach to the subject which gives readers the advantage of a new perspective on ideas familiar from the analysis of a real line. Rather than passing quickly from the definition of a metric to the more abstract concepts of convergence and continuity, the author takes the concrete notion of distance as far as possible, illustrating the text with examples and naturally arising questions. Attention to detail at this stage is designed to prepare the reader to understand the more abstract ideas with relative ease.

## Elements of Metric Spaces

**Author**: N.A**Publisher:**Academic Publishers**ISBN:**9788189781989**Category:**Metric spaces**Page:**204**View:**5410

## Metric Spaces

**Author**: Satish Shirali,Harkrishan Lal Vasudeva**Publisher:**Springer Science & Business Media**ISBN:**9781852339227**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**222**View:**2988

Since the last century, the postulational method and an abstract point of view have played a vital role in the development of modern mathematics. The experience gained from the earlier concrete studies of analysis point to the importance of passage to the limit. The basis of this operation is the notion of distance between any two points of the line or the complex plane. The algebraic properties of underlying sets often play no role in the development of analysis; this situation naturally leads to the study of metric spaces. The abstraction not only simplifies and elucidates mathematical ideas that recur in different guises, but also helps eco- mize the intellectual effort involved in learning them. However, such an abstract approach is likely to overlook the special features of particular mathematical developments, especially those not taken into account while forming the larger picture. Hence, the study of particular mathematical developments is hard to overemphasize. The language in which a large body of ideas and results of functional analysis are expressed is that of metric spaces. The books on functional analysis seem to go over the preliminaries of this topic far too quickly. The present authors attempt to provide a leisurely approach to the theory of metric spaces. In order to ensure that the ideas take root gradually but firmly, a large number of examples and counterexamples follow each definition. Also included are several worked examples and exercises. Applications of the theory are spread out over the entire book.

## Metric Spaces

**Author**: E. T. Copson**Publisher:**CUP Archive**ISBN:**9780521357326**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**152**View:**9640

Professor Copson's book provides a more leisurely treatment of metric spaces than is found in books on functional analysis.

## Metric Spaces

*Iteration and Application*

**Author**: Victor Bryant**Publisher:**Cambridge University Press**ISBN:**9780521318976**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**104**View:**9261

An introduction to metric spaces for those interested in the applications as well as theory.

## Probabilistic Metric Spaces

**Author**: B. Schweizer,A. Sklar**Publisher:**Courier Corporation**ISBN:**0486143759**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**336**View:**4390

This distinctly nonclassical treatment focuses on developing aspects that differ from the theory of ordinary metric spaces, working directly with probability distribution functions rather than random variables. The two-part treatment begins with an overview that discusses the theory's historical evolution, followed by a development of related mathematical machinery. The presentation defines all needed concepts, states all necessary results, and provides relevant proofs. The second part opens with definitions of probabilistic metric spaces and proceeds to examinations of special classes of probabilistic metric spaces, topologies, and several related structures, such as probabilistic normed and inner-product spaces. Throughout, the authors focus on developing aspects that differ from the theory of ordinary metric spaces, rather than simply transferring known metric space results to a more general setting.

## Topology of Metric Spaces

**Author**: S. Kumaresan**Publisher:**Alpha Science Int'l Ltd.**ISBN:**9781842652503**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**152**View:**2786

"Topology of Metric Spaces gives a very streamlined development of a course in metric space topology emphasizing only the most useful concepts, concrete spaces and geometric ideas to encourage geometric thinking, to treat this as a preparatory ground for a general topology course, to use this course as a surrogate for real analysis and to help the students gain some perspective of modern analysis." "Eminently suitable for self-study, this book may also be used as a supplementary text for courses in general (or point-set) topology so that students will acquire a lot of concrete examples of spaces and maps."--BOOK JACKET.

## Metric Space

**Author**: S.C. Sharma**Publisher:**Discovery Publishing House**ISBN:**9788183561181**Category:**Metric spaces**Page:**300**View:**824

This book Metric Space has been written for the students of various universities. In the earlier chapters, proof are given in considerable detail, as our subject unfolds through the successive chapters and the reader acquires experience in following abstract mathematical arguments, the proof become briefer and minor details are more and more left for the reader to fill in for himself. It is a basic principle in the study of mathematics, and one too seldom emphasised that a proof is not really understood until the stage is reached at which one can grasp it is a whole and see it as a single idea. In achieving this end much more is necessary than merely following the individual steps in the reasoning. Contents: Basic Concept of Set, Metric Space, Compactness.

## Introduction to the Analysis of Metric Spaces

**Author**: John R. Giles,John Robilliard Giles**Publisher:**Cambridge University Press**ISBN:**9780521359283**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**257**View:**3538

Assuming a basic knowledge of real analysis and linear algebra, the student is given some familiarity with the axiomatic method in analysis and is shown the power of this method in exploiting the fundamental analysis structures underlying a variety of applications. Although the text is titled metric spaces, normed linear spaces are introduced immediately because this added structure is present in many examples and its recognition brings an interesting link with linear algebra; finite dimensional spaces are discussed earlier. It is intended that metric spaces be studied in some detail before general topology is begun. This follows the teaching principle of proceeding from the concrete to the more abstract. Graded exercises are provided at the end of each section and in each set the earlier exercises are designed to assist in the detection of the abstract structural properties in concrete examples while the latter are more conceptually sophisticated.

## Metric Spaces, Convexity and Nonpositive Curvature

**Author**: Athanase Papadopoulos**Publisher:**European Mathematical Society**ISBN:**9783037190104**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**287**View:**2826

This book is about metric spaces of nonpositive curvature in the sense of Busemann, that is, metric spaces whose distance function satisfies a convexity condition. The book also contains a systematic introduction to the theory of geodesics in metric spaces, as well as a detailed presentation of some facets of convexity theory that are useful in the study of nonpositive curvature. The concepts and the techniques are illustrated by many examples from classical hyperbolic geometry and from the theory of Teichmuller spaces. The book is useful for students and researchers in geometry, topology and analysis.