Nuts and Bolts of Proofs An Introduction to Mathematical Proofs

ISBN-10: 0123822173
ISBN-13: 9780123822178
Edition: 4th 2013
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Description: The Nuts and Bolts of Proofs instructs students on the primary basic logic of mathematical proofs, showing how proofs of mathematical statements work. The text provides basic core techniques of how to read and write proofs through examples. The  More...

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Book details

Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publication date: 2/14/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

The Nuts and Bolts of Proofs instructs students on the primary basic logic of mathematical proofs, showing how proofs of mathematical statements work. The text provides basic core techniques of how to read and write proofs through examples. The basic mechanics of proofs are provided for a methodical approach in gaining an understanding of the fundamentals to help students reach different results. A variety of fundamental proofs demonstrate the basic steps in the construction of a proof and numerous examples illustrate the method and detail necessary to prove various kinds of theorems.* New chapter on proof by contradiction * New updated proofs * A full range of accessible proofs * Symbols indicating level of difficulty help students understand whether a problem is based on calculus or linear algebra * Basic terminology list with definitions at the beginning of the text

Antonella Cupillari is an associate professor of mathematics at Pennsylvania State Erie in Behrend College. She received her Laurea in Mathematics in Italy, and her M.A. and Ph.D. at the State University of New York at Albany. She has been a participant in the Mathematical Association of America/National Science Foundation Institute on the "History of Mathematics and Its Use in Teaching." Cupillari is the author of several papers in analysis, mathematics education, and the history of mathematics. She is also the author of the first edition of The Nuts and Bolts of Proofs.

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