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Numbers and Proofs (Modular Mathematics Series) [Paperback]

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October 10, 1997 0340676531 978-0340676530 1
'Numbers and Proofs' presents a gentle introduction to the notion of proof to give the reader an understanding of how to decipher others' proofs as well as construct their own. Useful methods of proof are illustrated in the context of studying problems concerning mainly numbers (real, rational, complex and integers). An indispensable guide to all students of mathematics. Each proof is preceded by a discussion which is intended to show the reader the kind of thoughts they might have before any attempt proof is made. Established proofs which the student is in a better position to follow then follow.

Presented in the author's entertaining and informal style, and written to reflect the changing profile of students entering universities, this book will prove essential reading for all seeking an introduction to the notion of proof as well as giving a definitive guide to the more common forms. Stressing the importance of backing up "truths" found through experimentation, with logically sound and watertight arguments, it provides an ideal bridge to more complex undergraduate maths.

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Presented in the author's entertaining and informal style, and written to reflect the changing profile of students entering universities, this book will prove essential reading for all seeking an introduction to the notion of proof as well as giving a definitive guide to the more common forms. Stressing the importance of backing up "truths" found through experimentation, with logically sound and watertight arguments, it provides an ideal bridge to more complex undergraduate maths.

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School of Mathematics, University of Leeds, UK

Product Details

  • Series: Modular Mathematics Series
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 1 edition (October 10, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340676531
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340676530
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 9.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,766,510 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect pre-university April 23, 2007
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This is an extremely interesting book for people who like math and especially pure maths. It is a great prep book for kids going to study undergrad math.
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