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Elementary set theory: proof techniques

Carl E. Gordon

Elementary set theory: proof techniques

by Carl E. Gordon

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Published by Hafner Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Set theory.,
  • Propositional calculus.

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[by] Carl E. Gordon [and] Neil Hindman.
    ContributionsHindman, Neil, 1943-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQA248 .G62 1975
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 305 p.
    Number of Pages305
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5052987M
    ISBN 100028453501
    LC Control Number74014794

    CO-1 Use set notation and elementary set theory. CO-2 Describe the connection between set operations and logic. CO-3 Prove elementary results involving sets. CO-4 Assess Russell's paradox. CO-5 Construct short proofs using direct proof, indirect proof, proof by contradiction, and case analysis.   Topics included: logic, relations, functions, basic set theory, countability and counting arguments, proof techniques, mathematical induction, graph theory, combinatorics, discrete probability, recursion, recurrence relations, and number theory. Emphasis will be placed on providing a context for the application of the mathematics within.

    examples of content covered in some transitions to proof courses. There are other possibilities. Building blocks of Mathematics: Basic logical principles and proof techniques. Elementary set theoryincluding unions, intersections, and complements and the relations between them. Relations including orderings and equivalence relations. in Elementary Number Theory.-WACLAW SIERPINSKI " Problems in Elementary Number Theory" presents problems and their solutions in five specific areas of this branch of mathe­ matics: divisibility of numbers, relatively prime numbers, arithmetic progressions, prime and composite numbers, and Diophantic equations. There is, in addition, a.

      I this video I prove the statement 'the sum of two consecutive numbers is odd' using direct proof, proof by contradiction, proof by induction and proof . MATH Proof, Set Theory, and Logic. 3 Credits. Methods of proof, axioms and operations on sets, mathematical logic, relations and functions, development of the natural and real number systems, including field axioms and the completeness axiom for the real numbers. Prerequisite: MATH or consent of instructor. F,S.


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