There seems to be two types of books on inequalities. On the one hand there are treatises that attempt to cover all or most aspects of the subject, and where an attempt is made to give all results in their best possible form, together with either a full proof or a sketch of the proof together with references to where a full proof can be found. Such books, aimed at the professional pure and applied mathematician, are rare. The first such, that brought some order to this untidy field, is the classical "Inequalities" of Hardy, Littlewood & P6lya, published in 1934. Important as this outstanding work was and still is, it made no attempt at completeness; rather it consisted of the total knowledge of three front rank mathematicians in a field in which each had made fundamental contributions. Extensive as this combined knowledge was there were inevitably certain lacunre; some important results, such as Steffensen's inequality, were not mentioned at all; the works of certain schools of mathematicians were omitted, and many important ideas were not developed, appearing as exercises at the ends of chapters. The later book "Inequalities" by Beckenbach & Bellman, published in 1961, repairs many of these omissions. However this last book is far from a complete coverage of the field, either in depth or scope.
- Preface to 'Means and their Inequalities'. Preface to the Handbook. Basic References.
- Notations. 1. Referencing. 2. Bibliographic References. 3. Symbols for some Important Inequalities. 4. Numbers, Sets and Set Functions. 5. Intervals. 6. n-tuples. 7. Matrices. 8. Functions. 9. Various. A List of Symbols. An Introductory Survey.
- I: Introduction. 1. Properties of Polynomials. 2. Elementary Inequalities. 3. Properties of Sequences. 4. Convex Functions.
- II: The Arithmetic, Geometric and Harmonic Means. 1. Definitions and Simple Properties. 2. The Geometric Mean-Arithmetic Mean Inequality. 3. Refinements of the Geometric Mean-Arithmetic Mean Inequality. 4. Converse Inequalities. 5. Some Miscellaneous Results.
- III: The Power Means. 1. Definitions and Simple Properties. 2. Sums of Powers. 3. Inequalities between the Power Means. 4. Converse Inequalities. 5. Other Means Defined Using Powers. 6. Some Other Results.
- IV: Quasi-Arithmetic Means. 1. Definitions and Basic Properties. 2. Comparable Means and Functions. 3. Results of Rado Popoviciu Type. 4. Further Inequalities. 5. Generalizations of the Hölder and Minkowski Inequalities. 6. Converse Inequalities. 7. Generalizations of the Quasi-arithmetic Means.
- V: Symmetric Polynomial Means. 1. Elementary Symmetric Polynomials and Their Means. 2. The Fundamental Inequalities. 3.Extensions of S(r;s) of Rado Popoviciu Type. 4. The Inequalities of Marcus and Lopes. 5. Complete Symmetric Polynomial Means: Whiteley Means. 6. The Muirhead Means. 7. Further Generalizations.
- VI: Other Topics. 1. Integral Means and Their Inequalities. 2. Two Variable Means. 3. Compounding of Means. 4. Some General Approaches to Means. 5. Mean Inequalities for Matrices. 6. Axiomatization of Means.
Bibliography. Name Index. Index.