This book is the first of a three volume introduction to analysis. It is distinguished by its modern and clear presentation, concentrating always on the essential concepts. In contrast to most other textbooks, there is no artificial separation between the theories of one variable and that of many variables. Emphasis is placed on the early development of a solid foundation in topology. As well, the basics of complex analysis are covered.
This book is directed primarily to the students and instructors of beginning courses in analysis. But, with the many examples, exercises and the supplementary material, it is also suitable for self-study, as preparation for advanced study, and as a basis for other research in mathematics and physics.