By David M. Bressoud
This vigorous creation to degree idea and Lebesgue integration is encouraged via the ancient questions that ended in its improvement. the writer stresses the unique function of the definitions and theorems, highlighting the problems mathematicians encountered as those principles have been subtle. the tale starts off with Riemann's definition of the fundamental, after which follows the efforts of these who wrestled with the problems inherent in it, till Lebesgue ultimately broke with Riemann's definition. along with his new approach of knowing integration, Lebesgue opened the door to clean and efficient techniques to the formerly intractable difficulties of study.
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