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Bridge to Abstract Mathematics

Bridge to Abstract Mathematics (Hardback)

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Mathematics is a science that concerns theorems that must be proved within a system of axioms and definitions. With this book, the mathematical novice will learn how to prove theorems and explore the universe of abstract mathematics. The introductory chapters familiarise the reader with some fundamental ideas, including the axiomatic method, symbolic logic and mathematical language. This leads to a discussion of the nature of proof, along with various methods for proving statements. The subsequent chapters present some foundational topics in pure mathematics, including detailed introductions to set theory, number systems and calculus. Through these fascinating topics, supplemented by plenty of examples and exercises, the reader will hone their proof skills. This complete guide to proof is ideal preparation for a university course in pure mathematics, and a valuable resource for educators.

Science & MathematicsMathematicsMathematical foundations Publisher: Mathematical Association of America Publication Date: 24/01/2013 ISBN-13: 9780883857793  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Ralph W. Oberste-Vorth earned his PhD in mathematics from Cornell University. In 2002, he became the Chairman of the Department of Mathematics at Marshall University. In 2011, he accepted a position as the Chairman of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Indiana State University. Aristides Mouzakitis received his BA and MA in mathematics from Hunter College. In Greece, he has worked as a teacher in secondary education and as an English-Greek translator of popular mathematics books and articles. In 2009, he earned his doctorate in mathematics education from the University of Exeter. Bonita Lawrence is a Professor of Mathematics at Marshall University. She received her baccalaureate degree in mathematics education from Cameron University in 1979. After ten years of teaching, she returned to school and earned her Master's degree in mathematics at Auburn University and went on to receive her PhD in mathematics from the University of Texas, Arlington.

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