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Induction

  • O. A. Ivanov

Abstract

The phrases “the method of mathematical induction,” “the principle of mathematical induction,” and “an inductive argument” are sometimes used synonymously. One of the goals of the present section is to highlight their intrinsic differences of meaning.

Keywords

Natural Number Arithmetic Operation Nonempty Subset Axiom System Mathematical Induction 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • O. A. Ivanov
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and MechanicsSt. Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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