"A student planning to study advanced mathematics would be well served by first mastering the material in this book...a rigorous study of sevearl fundamental topics pervasive in mathematics, including sets, functions, cardinality, combinatorics, and modular arithmetic." D.S. Larson, Choice
The purpose of this book is to introduce the basic ideas of mathematical proof to students embarking on university mathematics. The emphasis is on helping the reader in understanding and constructing proofs and writing clear mathematics. Over 250 problems include questions to interest and challenge the most able student but also plenty of routine exercises to help familiarize the reader with the basic ideas.