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A Transition to Advanced Mathematics

A Transition to Advanced Mathematics

  • Author: Douglas Smith,Maurice Eggen,Richard St. Andre
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1285463269
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 448
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A TRANSITION TO ADVANCED MATHEMATICS helps students to bridge the gap between calculus and advanced math courses. The most successful text of its kind, the 8th edition continues to provide a firm foundation in major concepts needed for continued study and guides students to think and express themselves mathematically—to analyze a situation, extract pertinent facts, and draw appropriate conclusions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Mathematical Proofs

Mathematical Proofs

A Transition to Advanced Mathematics

  • Author: Gary Chartrand,Albert D. Polimeni,Ping Zhang
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • ISBN: 0134766466
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 416
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in Transition to Advanced Mathematics or Introduction to Proof. Meticulously crafted, student-friendly text that helps build mathematical maturity Mathematical Proofs: A Transition to Advanced Mathematics, 4th Edition introduces students to proof techniques, analyzing proofs, and writing proofs of their own that are not only mathematically correct but clearly written. Written in a student-friendly manner, it provides a solid introduction to such topics as relations, functions, and cardinalities of sets, as well as optional excursions into fields such as number theory, combinatorics, and calculus. The exercises receive consistent praise from users for their thoughtfulness and creativity. They help students progress from understanding and analyzing proofs and techniques to producing well-constructed proofs independently. This book is also an excellent reference for students to use in future courses when writing or reading proofs. 0134746759 / 9780134746753 Chartrand/Polimeni/Zhang, Mathematical Proofs: A Transition to Advanced Mathematics, 4/e

A Transition to Advanced Mathematics

A Transition to Advanced Mathematics

A Survey Course

  • Author: William Johnston,Alex McAllister
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199718665
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 768
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A Transition to Advanced Mathematics: A Survey Course promotes the goals of a "bridge'' course in mathematics, helping to lead students from courses in the calculus sequence (and other courses where they solve problems that involve mathematical calculations) to theoretical upper-level mathematics courses (where they will have to prove theorems and grapple with mathematical abstractions). The text simultaneously promotes the goals of a ``survey'' course, describing the intriguing questions and insights fundamental to many diverse areas of mathematics, including Logic, Abstract Algebra, Number Theory, Real Analysis, Statistics, Graph Theory, and Complex Analysis. The main objective is "to bring about a deep change in the mathematical character of students -- how they think and their fundamental perspectives on the world of mathematics." This text promotes three major mathematical traits in a meaningful, transformative way: to develop an ability to communicate with precise language, to use mathematically sound reasoning, and to ask probing questions about mathematics. In short, we hope that working through A Transition to Advanced Mathematics encourages students to become mathematicians in the fullest sense of the word. A Transition to Advanced Mathematics has a number of distinctive features that enable this transformational experience. Embedded Questions and Reading Questions illustrate and explain fundamental concepts, allowing students to test their understanding of ideas independent of the exercise sets. The text has extensive, diverse Exercises Sets; with an average of 70 exercises at the end of section, as well as almost 3,000 distinct exercises. In addition, every chapter includes a section that explores an application of the theoretical ideas being studied. We have also interwoven embedded reflections on the history, culture, and philosophy of mathematics throughout the text.

The Mathematical Method

The Mathematical Method

A Transition to Advanced Mathematics

  • Author: Murray Eisenberg
  • Publisher: Pearson College Division
  • ISBN: 9780131270022
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 350
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This text includes an eclectic blend of math: number theory, analysis, and algebra, with logic as an extra.

A Discrete Transition to Advanced Mathematics

A Discrete Transition to Advanced Mathematics

  • Author: Bettina Richmond,Thomas Richmond
  • Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
  • ISBN: 0821847899
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 424
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As the title indicates, this book is intended for courses aimed at bridging the gap between lower-level mathematics and advanced mathematics. The text provides a careful introduction to techniques for writing proofs and a logical development of topics based on intuitive understanding of concepts. The authors utilize a clear writing style and a wealth of examples to develop an understanding of discrete mathematics and critical thinking skills. While including many traditional topics, the text offers innovative material throughout. Surprising results are used to motivate the reader. The last three chapters address topics such as continued fractions, infinite arithmetic, and the interplay among Fibonacci numbers, Pascal's triangle, and the golden ratio, and may be used for independent reading assignments. The treatment of sequences may be used to introduce epsilon-delta proofs. The selection of topics provides flexibility for the instructor in a course designed to spark the interest of students through exciting material while preparing them for subsequent proof-based courses.

Elementary Point-Set Topology

Elementary Point-Set Topology

A Transition to Advanced Mathematics

  • Author: Andre L. Yandl,Adam Bowers
  • Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
  • ISBN: 0486811018
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 256
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In addition to serving as an introduction to the basics of point-set topology, this text bridges the gap between the elementary calculus sequence and higher-level mathematics courses. The versatile, original approach focuses on learning to read and write proofs rather than covering advanced topics. Based on lecture notes that were developed over many years at The University of Seattle, the treatment is geared toward undergraduate math majors and suitable for a variety of introductory courses. Starting with elementary concepts in logic and basic techniques of proof writing, the text defines topological and metric spaces and surveys continuity and homeomorphism. Additional subjects include product spaces, connectedness, and compactness. The final chapter illustrates topology's use in other branches of mathematics with proofs of the fundamental theorem of algebra and of Picard's existence theorem for differential equations. "This is a back-to-basics introductory text in point-set topology that can double as a transition to proofs course. The writing is very clear, not too concise or too wordy. Each section of the book ends with a large number of exercises. The optional first chapter covers set theory and proof methods; if the students already know this material you can start with Chapter 2 to present a straight topology course, otherwise the book can be used as an introduction to proofs course also." — Mathematical Association of America

Discovering Group Theory

Discovering Group Theory

A Transition to Advanced Mathematics

  • Author: Tony Barnard,Hugh Neill
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1315405776
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 231
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Discovering Group Theory: A Transition to Advanced Mathematics presents the usual material that is found in a first course on groups and then does a bit more. The book is intended for students who find the kind of reasoning in abstract mathematics courses unfamiliar and need extra support in this transition to advanced mathematics. The book gives a number of examples of groups and subgroups, including permutation groups, dihedral groups, and groups of integer residue classes. The book goes on to study cosets and finishes with the first isomorphism theorem. Very little is assumed as background knowledge on the part of the reader. Some facility in algebraic manipulation is required, and a working knowledge of some of the properties of integers, such as knowing how to factorize integers into prime factors. The book aims to help students with the transition from concrete to abstract mathematical thinking. ? Features Full proofs with all details clearly laid out and explained Reader-friendly conversational style Complete solutions to all exercises Focus on deduction, helping students learn how to construct proofs "Asides" to the reader, providing overviews and connections "What you should know" reviews at the end of each chapter

Introduction to Mathematical Proofs, Second Edition

Introduction to Mathematical Proofs, Second Edition

A Transition to Advanced Mathematics, Second Edition

  • Author: Charles Roberts
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1482246880
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 414
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Introduction to Mathematical Proofs helps students develop the necessary skills to write clear, correct, and concise proofs. Unlike similar textbooks, this one begins with logic since it is the underlying language of mathematics and the basis of reasoned arguments. The text then discusses deductive mathematical systems and the systems of natural numbers, integers, rational numbers, and real numbers. It also covers elementary topics in set theory, explores various properties of relations and functions, and proves several theorems using induction. The final chapters introduce the concept of cardinalities of sets and the concepts and proofs of real analysis and group theory. In the appendix, the author includes some basic guidelines to follow when writing proofs. This new edition includes more than 125 new exercises in sections titled More Challenging Exercises. Also, numerous examples illustrate in detail how to write proofs and show how to solve problems. These examples can serve as models for students to emulate when solving exercises. Several biographical sketches and historical comments have been included to enrich and enliven the text. Written in a conversational style, yet maintaining the proper level of mathematical rigor, this accessible book teaches students to reason logically, read proofs critically, and write valid mathematical proofs. It prepares them to succeed in more advanced mathematics courses, such as abstract algebra and analysis.

Introduction to Advanced Mathematics: A Guide to Understanding Proofs

Introduction to Advanced Mathematics: A Guide to Understanding Proofs

  • Author: Connie M. Campbell
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 0547165382
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 144
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This text offers a crucial primer on proofs and the language of mathematics. Brief and to the point, it lays out the fundamental ideas of abstract mathematics and proof techniques that students will need to master for other math courses. Campbell presents these concepts in plain English, with a focus on basic terminology and a conversational tone that draws natural parallels between the language of mathematics and the language students communicate in every day. The discussion highlights how symbols and expressions are the building blocks of statements and arguments, the meanings they convey, and why they are meaningful to mathematicians. In-class activities provide opportunities to practice mathematical reasoning in a live setting, and an ample number of homework exercises are included for self-study. This text is appropriate for a course in Foundations of Advanced Mathematics taken by students who've had a semester of calculus, and is designed to be accessible to students with a wide range of mathematical proficiency. It can also be used as a self-study reference, or as a supplement in other math courses where additional proofs practice is needed. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Mathematical Proofs: Pearson New International Edition

Mathematical Proofs: Pearson New International Edition

A Transition to Advanced Mathematics

  • Author: Gary Chartrand,Albert D. Polimeni,Ping Zhang
  • Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
  • ISBN: 1292052341
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 424
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Mathematical Proofs: A Transition to Advanced Mathematics, Third Edition, prepares students for the more abstract mathematics courses that follow calculus. Appropriate for self-study or for use in the classroom, this text introduces students to proof techniques, analyzing proofs, and writing proofs of their own. Written in a clear, conversational style, this book provides a solid introduction to such topics as relations, functions, and cardinalities of sets, as well as the theoretical aspects of fields such as number theory, abstract algebra, and group theory. It is also a great reference text that students can look back to when writing or reading proofs in their more advanced courses.

A Transition to Advanced Mathematics, A Survey Course

A Transition to Advanced Mathematics, A Survey Course

Mathematics, Mathematics

  • Author: CTI Reviews
  • Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
  • ISBN: 1467211028
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 29
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Facts101 is your complete guide to A Transition to Advanced Mathematics, A Survey Course. In this book, you will learn topics such as Number Theory, Real Analysis, Probability and Statistics, and Graph Theory plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

A Transition to Abstract Mathematics

A Transition to Abstract Mathematics

Learning Mathematical Thinking and Writing

  • Author: Randall Maddox
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 0080922716
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 384
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Constructing concise and correct proofs is one of the most challenging aspects of learning to work with advanced mathematics. Meeting this challenge is a defining moment for those considering a career in mathematics or related fields. A Transition to Abstract Mathematics teaches readers to construct proofs and communicate with the precision necessary for working with abstraction. It is based on two premises: composing clear and accurate mathematical arguments is critical in abstract mathematics, and that this skill requires development and support. Abstraction is the destination, not the starting point. Maddox methodically builds toward a thorough understanding of the proof process, demonstrating and encouraging mathematical thinking along the way. Skillful use of analogy clarifies abstract ideas. Clearly presented methods of mathematical precision provide an understanding of the nature of mathematics and its defining structure. After mastering the art of the proof process, the reader may pursue two independent paths. The latter parts are purposefully designed to rest on the foundation of the first, and climb quickly into analysis or algebra. Maddox addresses fundamental principles in these two areas, so that readers can apply their mathematical thinking and writing skills to these new concepts. From this exposure, readers experience the beauty of the mathematical landscape and further develop their ability to work with abstract ideas. Covers the full range of techniques used in proofs, including contrapositive, induction, and proof by contradiction Explains identification of techniques and how they are applied in the specific problem Illustrates how to read written proofs with many step by step examples Includes 20% more exercises than the first edition that are integrated into the material instead of end of chapter

A Transition to Mathematics with Proofs

A Transition to Mathematics with Proofs

  • Author: Michael J Cullinane
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
  • ISBN: 1449627781
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 354
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Developed for the "transition" course for mathematics majors moving beyond the primarily procedural methods of their calculus courses toward a more abstract and conceptual environment found in more advanced courses, A Transition to Mathematics with Proofs emphasizes mathematical rigor and helps students learn how to develop and write mathematical proofs. The author takes great care to develop a text that is accessible and readable for students at all levels. It addresses standard topics such as set theory, number system, logic, relations, functions, and induction in at a pace appropriate for a wide range of readers. Throughout early chapters students gradually become aware of the need for rigor, proof, and precision, and mathematical ideas are motivated through examples.

Transition to Higher Mathematics

Transition to Higher Mathematics

Structure and Proof

  • Author: Bob A. Dumas,John Edward McCarthy
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • ISBN: 9780071106474
  • Category: Logic, Symbolic and mathematical
  • Page: 296
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The authors teach how to organize and structure mathematical thoughts, how to read and manipulate abstract definitions, and how to prove or refute proofs by effectively evaluating them. There is a large array of topics and many exercises.

Mathematical Proofs, A Transition to Advanced Mathematics

Mathematical Proofs, A Transition to Advanced Mathematics

  • Author: CTI Reviews
  • Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
  • ISBN: 1467298212
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 37
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Mathematical Proofs, A Transition to Advanced Mathematics. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Fundamentals of Mathematical Reasoning

Fundamentals of Mathematical Reasoning

A Transition to Advanced Mathematics

  • Author: Mike Daven,Lee Fothergill
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
  • ISBN: 9781456398736
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 88
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The book provides a transition to advanced mathematics. This is a complete workbook including all supporting content and explanation. Additional resources (PowerPoint, sample assignments) are available to instructors.

Mathematical Thinking and Writing

Mathematical Thinking and Writing

A Transition to Abstract Mathematics

  • Author: Randall B. Maddox
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 0124649769
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 304
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The ability to construct proofs is one of the most challenging aspects of the world of mathematics. It is, essentially, the defining moment for those testing the waters in a mathematical career. Instead of being submerged to the point of drowning, readers of Mathematical Thinking and Writing are given guidance and support while learning the language of proof construction and critical analysis. Randall Maddox guides the reader with a warm, conversational style, through the task of gaining a thorough understanding of the proof process, and encourages inexperienced mathematicians to step up and learn how to think like a mathematician. A student's skills in critical analysis will develop and become more polished than previously conceived. Most significantly, Dr. Maddox has the unique approach of using analogy within his book to clarify abstract ideas and clearly demonstrate methods of mathematical precision.

Tools of the Trade

Tools of the Trade

Introduction to Advanced Mathematics

  • Author: Paul Sally
  • Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
  • ISBN: 0821846345
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 193
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This book provides a transition from the formula-full aspects of the beginning study of college level mathematics to the rich and creative world of more advanced topics. It is designed to assist the student in mastering the techniques of analysis and proof that are required to do mathematics. Along with the standard material such as linear algebra, construction of the real numbers via Cauchy sequences, metric spaces and complete metric spaces, there are three projects at the end of each chapter that form an integral part of the text. These projects include a detailed discussion of topics such as group theory, convergence of infinite series, decimal expansions of real numbers, point set topology and topological groups. They are carefully designed to guide the student through the subject matter. Together with numerous exercises included in the book, these projects may be used as part of the regular classroom presentation, as self-study projects for students, or for Inquiry Based Learning activities presented by the students.

A Transition to Advanced Mathematics

A Transition to Advanced Mathematics

Mathematics, Mathematics

  • Author: CTI Reviews
  • Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
  • ISBN: 1467210846
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 42
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Facts101 is your complete guide to A Transition to Advanced Mathematics. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

An Invitation to Abstract Mathematics

An Invitation to Abstract Mathematics

  • Author: Béla Bajnok
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1461466369
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 406
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This undergraduate textbook is intended primarily for a transition course into higher mathematics, although it is written with a broader audience in mind. The heart and soul of this book is problem solving, where each problem is carefully chosen to clarify a concept, demonstrate a technique, or to enthuse. The exercises require relatively extensive arguments, creative approaches, or both, thus providing motivation for the reader. With a unified approach to a diverse collection of topics, this text points out connections, similarities, and differences among subjects whenever possible. This book shows students that mathematics is a vibrant and dynamic human enterprise by including historical perspectives and notes on the giants of mathematics, by mentioning current activity in the mathematical community, and by discussing many famous and less well-known questions that remain open for future mathematicians. Ideally, this text should be used for a two semester course, where the first course has no prerequisites and the second is a more challenging course for math majors; yet, the flexible structure of the book allows it to be used in a variety of settings, including as a source of various independent-study and research projects.