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{{short description|Branch of mathematics}}File:Attracteur Ã©trange de Lorenz.png|thumb|upright=1.2|A strange attractor arising from a differential equation. Differential equations are an important area of mathematical analysis with many applications to science and engineeringengineeringMathematical analysis is the branch of mathematics dealing with limitsand related theories, such as differentiation, integration, measure, infinite series, and analytic functions.Edwin Hewitt and Karl Stromberg, "Real and Abstract Analysis", Springer-Verlag, 1965ENCYCLOPEDIA, analysis {{!, mathematics|url =weblink|accessdate = 2015-07-31|encyclopedia = EncyclopÃ¦dia Britannica|last = Stillwell|first = John Colin}}These theories are usually studied in the context of real and complex numbers and functions. Analysis evolved from calculus, which involves the elementary concepts and techniques of analysis.Analysis may be distinguished from geometry; however, it can be applied to any space of mathematical objects that has a definition of nearness (a topological space) or specific distances between objects (a metric space).- the content below is remote from Wikipedia
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Image:Archimedes pi.svg|thumb|right|300px|Archimedes used the method of exhaustion to compute the area inside a circle by finding the area of regular polygons with more and more sides. This was an early but informal example of a limit, one of the most basic concepts in mathematical analysis.]]Mathematical analysis formally developed in the 17th century during the Scientific Revolution,BOOK, Jahnke, Hans Niels, A History of Analysis,weblink 2003, American Mathematical Society, 978-0-8218-2623-2, 7, but many of its ideas can be traced back to earlier mathematicians. Early results in analysis were implicitly present in the early days of ancient Greek mathematics. For instance, an infinite geometric sum is implicit in Zeno's paradox of the dichotomy.BOOK, Stillwell, John Stillwell, Mathematics and its History, 2nd, Springer Science + Business Media Inc., 978-0-387-95336-6, 2004, Infinite Series, 170, Infinite series were present in Greek mathematics, [...] There is no question that Zeno's paradox of the dichotomy (Section 4.1), for example, concerns the decomposition of the number 1 into the infinite series 1â„2 + 1â„22 + 1â„23 + 1â„24 + ... and that Archimedes found the area of the parabolic segment (Section 4.4) essentially by summing the infinite series 1 + 1â„4 + 1â„42 + 1â„43 + ... = 4â„3. Both these examples are special cases of the result we express as summation of a geometric series, Later, Greek mathematicians such as Eudoxus and Archimedes made more explicit, but informal, use of the concepts of limits and convergence when they used the method of exhaustion to compute the area and volume of regions and solids.{{sfn|Smith|1958}} The explicit use of infinitesimals appears in Archimedes' The Method of Mechanical Theorems, a work rediscovered in the 20th century.BOOK, Pinto, J. Sousa, Infinitesimal Methods of Mathematical Analysis,weblink 2004, Horwood Publishing, 978-1-898563-99-0, 8, In Asia, the Chinese mathematician Liu Hui used the method of exhaustion in the 3rd century AD to find the area of a circle.BOOK, Chinese studies in the history and philosophy of science and technology, 130, A comparison of Archimedes' and Liu Hui's studies of circles, Liu, Dun, Dainian, Fan, Robert SonnÃ©, Cohen, Springer, 1966, 978-0-7923-3463-7, 279,weblink , Chapter, p. 279 Zu Chongzhi established a method that would later be called Cavalieri's principle to find the volume of a sphere in the 5th century.BOOK, Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 3, Dennis G., Zill, Scott, Wright, Warren S., Wright, Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2009, 978-0-7637-5995-7, xxvii,weblink The Indian mathematician BhÄskara II gave examples of the derivative and used what is now known as Rolle's theorem in the 12th century.{{citation|title=The positive sciences of the ancient Hindus|journal=Nature|volume=97|issue=2426|page=177|first=Sir Brajendranath|last=Seal|year=1915|bibcode=1916Natur..97..177.|doi=10.1038/097177a0|hdl=2027/mdp.39015004845684}}In the 14th century, Madhava of Sangamagrama developed infinite series expansions, like the power series and the Taylor series, of functions such as sine, cosine, tangent and arctangent.JOURNAL, On an untapped source of medieval Keralese Mathematics
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The modern foundations of mathematical analysis were established in 17th century Europe. Descartes and Fermat independently developed analytic geometry, and a few decades later Newton and Leibniz independently developed infinitesimal calculus, which grew, with the stimulus of applied work that continued through the 18th century, into analysis topics such as the calculus of variations, ordinary and partial differential equations, Fourier analysis, and generating functions. During this period, calculus techniques were applied to approximate discrete problems by continuous ones.In the 18th century, Euler introduced the notion of mathematical function.BOOK, Dunham, William, Euler: The Master of Us All, 1999, The Mathematical Association of America, 17, Real analysis began to emerge as an independent subject when Bernard Bolzano introduced the modern definition of continuity in 1816,*BOOK, Roger, Cooke, Roger Cooke, The History of Mathematics: A Brief Course, Wiley-Interscience, 1997, 978-0-471-18082-1, 379, Beyond the Calculus, Real analysis began its growth as an independent subject with the introduction of the modern definition of continuity in 1816 by the Czech mathematician Bernard Bolzano (1781â€“1848),weblink but Bolzano's work did not become widely known until the 1870s. In 1821, Cauchy began to put calculus on a firm logical foundation by rejecting the principle of the generality of algebra widely used in earlier work, particularly by Euler. Instead, Cauchy formulated calculus in terms of geometric ideas and infinitesimals. Thus, his definition of continuity required an infinitesimal change in x to correspond to an infinitesimal change in y. He also introduced the concept of the Cauchy sequence, and started the formal theory of complex analysis. Poisson, Liouville, Fourier and others studied partial differential equations and harmonic analysis. The contributions of these mathematicians and others, such as Weierstrass, developed the (Îµ, Î´)-definition of limit approach, thus founding the modern field of mathematical analysis.In the middle of the 19th century Riemann introduced his theory of integration. The last third of the century saw the arithmetization of analysis by Weierstrass, who thought that geometric reasoning was inherently misleading, and introduced the "epsilon-delta" definition of limit.Then, mathematicians started worrying that they were assuming the existence of a continuum of real numbers without proof. Dedekind then constructed the real numbers by Dedekind cuts, in which irrational numbers are formally defined, which serve to fill the "gaps" between rational numbers, thereby creating a complete set: the continuum of real numbers, which had already been developed by Simon Stevin in terms of decimal expansions. Around that time, the attempts to refine the theorems of Riemann integration led to the study of the "size" of the set of discontinuities of real functions.Also, "monsters" (nowhere continuous functions, continuous but nowhere differentiable functions, space-filling curves) began to be investigated. In this context, Jordan developed his theory of measure, Cantor developed what is now called naive set theory, and Baire proved the Baire category theorem. In the early 20th century, calculus was formalized using an axiomatic set theory. Lebesgue solved the problem of measure, and Hilbert introduced Hilbert spaces to solve integral equations. The idea of normed vector space was in the air, and in the 1920s Banach created functional analysis., C.T.
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, 89â€“102, 10.1007/BF00348142, 2019-08-18
, Alongside his development of the Taylor series of the trigonometric functions, he also estimated the magnitude of the error terms created by truncating these series and gave a rational approximation of an infinite series. His followers at the Kerala School of Astronomy and Mathematics further expanded his works, up to the 16th century.
Important concepts
Metric spaces
In mathematics, a metric space is a set where a notion of distance (called a metric) between elements of the set is defined.Much of analysis happens in some metric space; the most commonly used are the real line, the complex plane, Euclidean space, other vector spaces, and the integers. Examples of analysis without a metric include measure theory (which describes size rather than distance) and functional analysis (which studies topological vector spaces that need not have any sense of distance).Formally, a metric space is an ordered pair (M,d) where M is a set and d is a metric on M, i.e., a function
d colon M times M rightarrow mathbb{R}
such that for any x, y, z in M, the following holds: - d(x,y) = 0 if and only if x = y (identity of indiscernibles),
- d(x,y) = d(y,x) (symmetry), and
- d(x,z) le d(x,y) + d(y,z) (triangle inequality).
Sequences and limits
A sequence is an ordered list. Like a set, it contains members (also called elements, or terms). Unlike a set, order matters, and exactly the same elements can appear multiple times at different positions in the sequence. Most precisely, a sequence can be defined as a function whose domain is a countable totally ordered set, such as the natural numbers.One of the most important properties of a sequence is convergence. Informally, a sequence converges if it has a limit. Continuing informally, a (singly-infinite) sequence has a limit if it approaches some point x, called the limit, as n becomes very large. That is, for an abstract sequence (a'n) (with n running from 1 to infinity understood) the distance between a'n and x approaches 0 as n â†’ âˆž, denoted
lim_{ntoinfty} a_n = x.
Main branches
Real analysis
Real analysis (traditionally, the theory of functions of a real variable) is a branch of mathematical analysis dealing with the real numbers and real-valued functions of a real variable.BOOK, Rudin, Walter, Walter Rudin, Principles of Mathematical Analysis, Walter Rudin Student Series in Advanced Mathematics, 3rd, McGrawâ€“Hill, 978-0-07-054235-8, BOOK, Abbott, Stephen, Understanding Analysis, Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics, 978-0-387-95060-0, 2001, New York, Springer-Verlag, In particular, it deals with the analytic properties of real functions and sequences, including convergence and limits of sequences of real numbers, the calculus of the real numbers, and continuity, smoothness and related properties of real-valued functions.Complex analysis
Complex analysis, traditionally known as the theory of functions of a complex variable, is the branch of mathematical analysis that investigates functions of complex numbers.BOOK, Ahlfors, L., Lars Ahlfors, Complex Analysis, New York, McGraw-Hill, 3rd, 1979, 978-0-07-000657-7,weblink It is useful in many branches of mathematics, including algebraic geometry, number theory, applied mathematics; as well as in physics, including hydrodynamics, thermodynamics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and particularly, quantum field theory.Complex analysis is particularly concerned with the analytic functions of complex variables (or, more generally, meromorphic functions). Because the separate real and imaginary parts of any analytic function must satisfy Laplace's equation, complex analysis is widely applicable to two-dimensional problems in physics.Functional analysis
Functional analysis is a branch of mathematical analysis, the core of which is formed by the study of vector spaces endowed with some kind of limit-related structure (e.g. inner product, norm, topology, etc.) and the linear operators acting upon these spaces and respecting these structures in a suitable sense.BOOK, Rudin, Walter, Walter Rudin, Functional Analysis, McGraw-Hill Science, 1991, 978-0-07-054236-5,weblink BOOK, Conway, J. B., John B. Conway, A Course in Functional Analysis, 2nd, Springer-Verlag, 1994, 978-0-387-97245-9,weblink The historical roots of functional analysis lie in the study of spaces of functions and the formulation of properties of transformations of functions such as the Fourier transform as transformations defining continuous, unitary etc. operators between function spaces. This point of view turned out to be particularly useful for the study of differential and integral equations.Differential equations
A differential equation is a mathematical equation for an unknown function of one or several variables that relates the values of the function itself and its derivatives of various orders.BOOK, Edward L., Ince, Ordinary Differential Equations, Dover Publications, 1956, 978-0-486-60349-0,weblink Witold Hurewicz, Lectures on Ordinary Differential Equations, Dover Publications, {{isbn|0-486-49510-8}}{{Citation |authorlink=Lawrence C. Evans |first=L.C. |last=Evans |title=Partial Differential Equations |publisher=American Mathematical Society |location=Providence |year=1998 |isbn=978-0-8218-0772-9 }} Differential equations play a prominent role in engineering, physics, economics, biology, and other disciplines.Differential equations arise in many areas of science and technology, specifically whenever a deterministic relation involving some continuously varying quantities (modeled by functions) and their rates of change in space or time (expressed as derivatives) is known or postulated. This is illustrated in classical mechanics, where the motion of a body is described by its position and velocity as the time value varies. Newton's laws allow one (given the position, velocity, acceleration and various forces acting on the body) to express these variables dynamically as a differential equation for the unknown position of the body as a function of time. In some cases, this differential equation (called an equation of motion) may be solved explicitly.Measure theory
A measure on a set is a systematic way to assign a number to each suitable subset of that set, intuitively interpreted as its size.BOOK, Terence Tao, Terence, Tao, 2011, An Introduction to Measure Theory, American Mathematical Society, 978-0-8218-6919-2,weblink In this sense, a measure is a generalization of the concepts of length, area, and volume. A particularly important example is the Lebesgue measure on a Euclidean space, which assigns the conventional length, area, and volume of Euclidean geometry to suitable subsets of the n-dimensional Euclidean space mathbb{R}^n. For instance, the Lebesgue measure of the interval left[0, 1right] in the real numbers is its length in the everyday sense of the wordâ€‰â€“â€‰specifically, 1.Technically, a measure is a function that assigns a non-negative real number or +âˆž to (certain) subsets of a set X. It must assign 0 to the empty set and be (countably) additive: the measure of a 'large' subset that can be decomposed into a finite (or countable) number of 'smaller' disjoint subsets, is the sum of the measures of the "smaller" subsets. In general, if one wants to associate a consistent size to each subset of a given set while satisfying the other axioms of a measure, one only finds trivial examples like the counting measure. This problem was resolved by defining measure only on a sub-collection of all subsets; the so-called measurable subsets, which are required to form a sigma-algebra. This means that countable unions, countable intersections and complements of measurable subsets are measurable. Non-measurable sets in a Euclidean space, on which the Lebesgue measure cannot be defined consistently, are necessarily complicated in the sense of being badly mixed up with their complement. Indeed, their existence is a non-trivial consequence of the axiom of choice.Numerical analysis
Numerical analysis is the study of algorithms that use numerical approximation (as opposed to general symbolic manipulations) for the problems of mathematical analysis (as distinguished from discrete mathematics).BOOK, Hildebrand, F.B., Francis B. Hildebrand, Introduction to Numerical Analysis, 2nd, 1974, McGraw-Hill, 978-0-07-028761-7, Modern numerical analysis does not seek exact answers, because exact answers are often impossible to obtain in practice. Instead, much of numerical analysis is concerned with obtaining approximate solutions while maintaining reasonable bounds on errors.Numerical analysis naturally finds applications in all fields of engineering and the physical sciences, but in the 21st century, the life sciences and even the arts have adopted elements of scientific computations. Ordinary differential equations appear in celestial mechanics (planets, stars and galaxies); numerical linear algebra is important for data analysis; stochastic differential equations and Markov chains are essential in simulating living cells for medicine and biology.Other topics
- Calculus of variations deals with extremizing functionals, as opposed to ordinary calculus which deals with functions.
- Harmonic analysis deals with the representation of functions or signals as the superposition of basic waves.
- Geometric analysis involves the use of geometrical methods in the study of partial differential equations and the application of the theory of partial differential equations to geometry.
- Clifford analysis, the study of Clifford valued functions that are annihilated by Dirac or Dirac-like operators, termed in general as monogenic or Clifford analytic functions.
- p-adic analysis, the study of analysis within the context of p-adic numbers, which differs in some interesting and surprising ways from its real and complex counterparts.
- Non-standard analysis, which investigates the hyperreal numbers and their functions and gives a rigorous treatment of infinitesimals and infinitely large numbers.
- Computable analysis, the study of which parts of analysis can be carried out in a computable manner.
- Stochastic calculus â€“ analytical notions developed for stochastic processes.
- Set-valued analysis â€“ applies ideas from analysis and topology to set-valued functions.
- Convex analysis, the study of convex sets and functions.
- Idempotent analysis â€“ analysis in the context of an idempotent semiring, where the lack of an additive inverse is compensated somewhat by the idempotent rule A + A = A.
- Tropical analysis â€“ analysis of the idempotent semiring called the tropical semiring (or max-plus algebra/min-plus algebra).
- Non-Newtonian calculus, alternatives to the classical calculus of Newton and Leibniz.
Applications
Techniques from analysis are also found in other areas such as:Physical sciences
The vast majority of classical mechanics, relativity, and quantum mechanics is based on applied analysis, and differential equations in particular. Examples of important differential equations include Newton's second law, the SchrÃ¶dinger equation, and the Einstein field equations.Functional analysis is also a major factor in quantum mechanics.Signal processing
When processing signals, such as audio, radio waves, light waves, seismic waves, and even images, Fourier analysis can isolate individual components of a compound waveform, concentrating them for easier detection or removal. A large family of signal processing techniques consist of Fourier-transforming a signal, manipulating the Fourier-transformed data in a simple way, and reversing the transformation.BOOK, Theory and Application of Digital Signal Processing, Rabiner, L.R., Gold, B., Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice-Hall, 1975, 978-0-13-914101-0,weblinkOther areas of mathematics
Techniques from analysis are used in many areas of mathematics, including:- Analytic number theory
- Analytic combinatorics
- Continuous probability
- Differential entropy in information theory
- Differential games
- Differential geometry, the application of calculus to specific mathematical spaces known as manifolds that possess a complicated internal structure but behave in a simple manner locally.
- Differentiable manifolds
- Differential topology
- Partial differential equations
See also
- Constructive analysis
- History of calculus
- Non-classical analysis
- Paraconsistent logic
- Smooth infinitesimal analysis
- Timeline of calculus and mathematical analysis
Notes
{{reflist}}References
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- BOOK, Apostol, Tom M., 1974, Mathematical Analysis, 2nd, Addisonâ€“Wesley, 978-0-201-00288-1,
- BOOK, Binmore, K.G., 1980â€“1981, The foundations of analysis: a straightforward introduction, Cambridge University Press,
- BOOK, Johnsonbaugh, Richard, Richard Johnsonbaugh, W.E., Pfaffenberger, 1981, Foundations of mathematical analysis, New York, M. Dekker,
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