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Differential and Integral Calculus

Nature volume 139, page 352 (27 February 1937) | Download Citation



THE English edition of Vol. 1 of this work was briefly reviewed in NATURE of March 9, 1935, and the present volume is a translation, also by Prof. McShane, of the original German text which was published in Berlin in 1929. It is devoted to the more advanced parts of the calculus; chiefly to functions of several variables and their physical significance. As in the case of vol. 1, this edition differs in several respects from the German. It is indeed a much larger book, for there were only 360 pages in the original. Considerable additions have therefore been made, consisting mainly of an extended chapter on ‘differential equations; new chapters on the calculus of variations and on the complex variable, whilst a supplement on real numbers and the concept of limit has been provided at the end. It may be remarked that it seems somewhat strange that the text of a modern book on advanced calculus should have to be amplified by a treatment of the complex variable.

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