How to read and do proofs : an introduction to mathematical thought processes
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 Daniel Solow.
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 4th ed.
 Imprint
 Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, c2005.
 Physical description
 269 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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 CS10301  Mathematical Foundations of Computing
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 Lee, Cynthia Bailey
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 Solow, Daniel.
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 Includes bibliographical references (p. 265266) and index.
 Contents

 Foreword.Preface to the Student.Preface to the Instructor.Acknowledgments.1. The Truth of It All.2. The ForwardBackward Method.3. On Definitions and Mathematical Terminology.4. Quantifiers I: The Construction Method.5. Quantifiers II: The Choose Method.6. Quantifiers III: Specialization.7. Quantifiers IV: Nested Quantifiers.8. Nots of Nots Lead to Knots.9. The Contradiction Method.10. The Contrapositive Method.11. Uniqueness Methods and Induction.12. Either/or and Max/Min Methods.13. Summary.Appendix A: Examples of Proofs from Discrete Mathematics.Appendix B: Examples of Proofs from Linear Algebra.Appendix C: Examples of Proofs from Modern Algebra.Appendix D: Examples of Proofs from Real Analysis.Solutions to Select Exercises.Glossary.References.Index.
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 ["An easytouse guide that shows how to read, understand, and do proofs. Shows how any proof can be understood as a sequence of techniques. Covers the full range of techniques used in proofs, such as the contrapositive, induction, and proof by contradiction. Explains how to identify which techniques are used and how they are applied in the specific problem. Illustrates how to read written proofs with many stepbystep examples. Includes new, expanded appendices related to discrete mathematics, linear algebra, modern algebra and real analysis.", {"source"=>"(source: Nielsen Book Data)"}, "9780471680581", "20160528"]
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 2005
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 0471680583 (pbk. : acidfree paper)
 9780471680581 (pbk. : acidfree paper)