Is the exponential function computable? Are union and intersection of closed subsets of the real plane computable? Are differentiation and integration computable operators? Is zero finding for complex polynomials computable? Is the Mandelbrot set decidable? And in case of computability, what is the computational complexity? Computable analysis supplies exact definitions for these and many other similar questions and tries to solve them. - Merging fundamental concepts of analysis and recursion theory to a new exciting theory, this book provides a solid basis for studying various aspects of computability and complexity in analysis. It is the result of an introductory course given for several years and is written in a style suitable for graduate-level and senior students in computer science and mathematics. Many examples illustrate the new concepts while numerous exercises of varying difficulty extend the material and stimulate readers to work actively on the text.
First textbook of this kind: a broad systematic introduction to computable analysis connecting analysis with computability and complexity theorySets a standardWith many examples and figures and numerous exercises