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The Elements of Advanced Mathematics. A Course with Exercises. This is a fantastic and gentle first exposure to proofs structired the book walks you through basic logic, set theory, proof methods, basic number theory, etc.

These concepts are used as the basis for a step-by-step breakdown of the most important techniques used in constructing proofs. Also note that there is no shortage of exercises — you can do as many, or as little as you need.

The author shows how complex proofs are built up from these smaller steps, using detailed ‘scratch work’ sections to expose the machinery of proofs about the natural numbers, relations, functions, and infinite sets.

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I believe everyone who comes in contact with mathematical proofs should read the book. To help students construct their own proofs, this new edition contains over new exercises, selected solutions, and an introduction to Proof Designer software.

I truly enjoyed the journey from simple, ordinary proofs to proofs involving different sizes of infinities. Geared to preparing students to make the transition from solving problems to proving theorems, this text teaches them the techniques needed to read and write proofs.

In the process of doing that it also teaches discrete math. View all 5 comments. January 16, Imprint: Nov 30, Simon Vindum rated it it was amazing Shelves: How to Solve It. Great introduction for writing proofs for mathematics. Mathematical induction has been improperly given a sharp learning curve by crappy teachers approacb my school. Good overall Good book.

Originally written on my blog Revised Edition Professional Paperback Textbooks. Great book as Mathematical Thinking books go. A Basic Course in Measure and Probability. To give students the opportunity to construct their own proofs, this new edition contains over new shructured, selected solutions, and an introduction to Proof Designer software.

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Basic Concepts in Modern Mathematics. That being said, doing additional math problems is exhausting while working full time as an tto. Used it for a Logic class and was very helpful.

As someone who enjoys systematic-thinking, precision and rigour, I truly enjoyed j.vvelleman journey from simple, ordinary proofs to proofs involving different sizes of infinities. The book begins with the basic concepts of logic and set theory, to familiarize students with the language of mathematics and how it is interpreted.

I bought it to u.velleman “proof” to prepare myself for “upper division” math. Harsh rated it it was amazing Dec 31, Introduction to the Representation Theory of Algebras. This is a very great introduction to logic and method of proof. An Invitation to Abstract Mathematics.

Thorough and structired explanations, examples, and especially exercised with complete solutions all contribute to make this an excellent choice for teaching yourself, or a class, about writing proofs. How to Solve It: It matters whether you are right or wrong, right? About this product Synopsis Many students have trouble the first time they take a mathematics course in which proofs play a significant role.

A Mathematical Introduction to Logic. History Paperback Books Revised Edition. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. Mueller Limited preview – If you do the exercises, you’ll have found that what initially seemed like j.velkeman arbitrary set of rules have become a set of tools that feel completely natural.

I used this book for an introductory class I took on logic and set theory, and I really enjoyed using it. Can You Solve Hw Problems?