### Synopses & Reviews

This book is an introductory text in functional analysis, aimed at the graduate student with a firm background in integration and measure theory. Unlike many modern treatments, this book begins with the particular and works its way to the more general, helping the student to develop an intuitive feel for the subject. For example, the author introduces the concept of a Banach space only after having introduced Hilbert spaces, and discussing their properties. The student will also appreciate the large number of examples and exercises which have been included.

#### Review

Second Edition

*J.B. Conway*

*A Course in Functional Analysis*

*This book is an excellent text for a first graduate course in functional analysis . . . Many interesting and important applications are included . . . This book is a fine piece of work. It includes an abundance of exercises, and is written in the engaging and lucid style which we have come to expect from the author."*

-MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS"

#### Review

Second Edition J.B. Conway A Course in Functional Analysis "This book is an excellent text for a first graduate course in functional analysis . . . Many interesting and important applications are included . . . This book is a fine piece of work. It includes an abundance of exercises, and is written in the engaging and lucid style which we have come to expect from the author." --MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS

#### Synopsis

Functional analysis has become a sufficiently large area of mathematics that it is possible to find two research mathematicians, both of whom call themselves functional analysts, who have great difficulty understanding the work of the other. The common thread is the existence of a linear space with a topology or two (or more). Here the paths diverge in the choice of how that topology is defined and in whether to study the geometry of the linear space, or the linear operators on the space, or both. In this book I have tried to follow the common thread rather than any special topic. I have included some topics that a few years ago might have been thought of as specialized but which impress me as interesting and basic. Near the end of this work I gave into my natural temptation and included some operator theory that, though basic for operator theory, might be considered specialized by some functional analysts.

#### Synopsis

This book is an introductory text in functional analysis. Unlike many modern treatments, it begins with the particular and works its way to the more general. From the reviews: "This book is an excellent text for a first graduate course in functional analysis....Many interesting and important applications are included....It includes an abundance of exercises, and is written in the engaging and lucid style which we have come to expect from the author." --MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS

#### Synopsis

This book is an introductory text in functional analysis. Unlike many modern treatments, it begins with the particular and works its way to the more general.

From the reviews: "This book is an excellent text for a first graduate course in functional analysis....Many interesting and important applications are included....It includes an abundance of exercises, and is written in the engaging and lucid style which we have come to expect from the author." --MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS

### Description

Includes bibliographical references (p. [384]-389) and index.

### Table of Contents

1: Hilbert Spaces. 2: Operators on Hilbert Space. 3: Banach Spaces. 4: Locally Convex Spaces. 5: Weak Topologies. 6: Linear Operators on a Banach Space. 7: Banach Algebras and Spectral Theory for Operators on a Banach Space. 8: C^* Algebras. 9: Normal Operators on Hilbert Space. 10: Unbounded Operators. 11: Fredholm Theory.