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Introduction to Mathematical Structures and Proofs

  • Larry J. Gerstein

Part of the Textbooks in Mathematical Sciences book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
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  3. Larry J. Gerstein
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 329-350

About this book

Introduction

This is a textbook for a one-term course whose goal is to ease the transition from lower-division calculus courses to upper-division courses in linear and abstract algebra, real and complex analysis, number theory, topology, combinatorics, and so on. Without such a "bridge" course, most upper­ division instructors feel the need to start their courses with the . rudiments of logic, set theory, equivalence relations, and other basic mathematiCal raw materials before getting on with the subject at hand. Students who are new to higher mathematics are often startled to discover that mathematics is a subject of ideas, and not just formulaic rituals, and that they are now expected to understand and create mathematical proofs. Mastery of an assortment of technical tricks may have carried tHe students through calculus, but it is no longer a guarantee of academic success. Students need experience in working with abstract ideas at a n

Keywords

Division Equivalence proof set theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Larry J. Gerstein
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-59279-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-78044-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-59279-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9381
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