Excellent treatment of the subject geared toward students with background in linear algebra, advanced calculus, physics and engineering. Text covers introduction to inner-product spaces, normed and metric spaces, and topological spaces; complete orthonormal sets, the Hahn-Banach theorem and its consequences, spectral notions, square roots, a spectral decomposition theorem, and many other related subjects. Chapters conclude with exercises intended to test and reinforce reader’s understanding of text material. A glossary of definitions, detailed proofs of theorems, bibliography, and index of symbols round out this comprehensive text. 1966 edition.