How to Read and Do Proofs An Introduction to Mathematical Thought Processes

ISBN-10: 0471406473

ISBN-13: 9780471406471

Edition: 3rd 2002

Authors: Daniel Solow

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This book categorises, identifies and explains the various techniques that are used repeatedly in all proofs and explains how to read proofs that arise in mathematical literature by understanding the techniques used and how they are applied.
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Book details

List price: $42.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/6/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Foreword
Preface to the Student
Preface to the Instructor
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: The Truth of It All
Chapter 2: The Forward-Backward Method
Chapter 3: On Definitions and Mathematical Terminology
Chapter 4: Quantifiers I: The Construction Method
Chapter 5: Quantifiers II: The Choose Method
Chapter 6: Quantifiers III: Specialization
Chapter 7: Quantifiers IV: Nested Quantifiers
Chapter 8: The Contradiction Method
Chapter 9: The Contrapositive Method
Chapter 10: Nots of Nots Lead to Knots
Chapter 11: Uniqueness Methods and Induction
Chapter 12: Either/Or and Max/Min Methods
Chapter 13: Summary
Putting It All Together: Part I
Putting It All Together: Part II
Solutions to Selected Exercises
Glossary
References
Index
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