# Understanding mathematical proof (Record no. 200029)

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fixed length control field 140130s2014 flu b 001 0 eng
020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 9781466514904
082 00 - DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Classification number 511.36
Item number T2U6
100 1# - MAIN ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Taylor, John
9 (RLIN) 78694
245 10 - TITLE STATEMENT
Title Understanding mathematical proof
260 ## - PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC. (IMPRINT)
Place of publication, distribution, etc Boca Raton
Name of publisher, distributor, etc CRC Press
Date of publication, distribution, etc 2014
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Extent xix, 394 p.
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc The notion of proof is central to mathematics yet it is one of the most difficult aspects of the subject to teach and master. In particular, undergraduate mathematics students often experience difficulties in understanding and constructing proofs.
Understanding Mathematical Proof describes the nature of mathematical proof, explores the various techniques that mathematicians adopt to prove their results, and offers advice and strategies for constructing proofs. It will improve students’ ability to understand proofs and construct correct proofs of their own. The first chapter of the text introduces the kind of reasoning that mathematicians use when writing their proofs and gives some example proofs to set the scene. The book then describes basic logic to enable an understanding of the structure of both individual mathematical statements and whole mathematical proofs. It also explains the notions of sets and functions and dissects several proofs with a view to exposing some of the underlying features common to most mathematical proofs. The remainder of the book delves further into different types of proof, including direct proof, proof using contrapositive, proof by contradiction, and mathematical induction. The authors also discuss existence and uniqueness proofs and the role of counter examples(http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781466514904)
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Proof theory
9 (RLIN) 139265
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Logic - Symbolic and mathematical
9 (RLIN) 56020
700 1# - ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Garnier, Rowan
9 (RLIN) 317604
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Source of classification or shelving scheme
Item type Books
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Withdrawn status Lost status Source of classification or shelving scheme Damaged status Not for loan Collection code Permanent location Current location Shelving location Date acquired Source of acquisition Cost, normal purchase price Item location Total Checkouts Full call number Barcode Date last seen Date last borrowed Cost, replacement price Koha item type
Non-fiction Vikram Sarabhai Library Vikram Sarabhai Library   2015-04-29 Himanshu Book Co., 2372.81 Slot 1356 (0 Floor, East Wing) 1 511.36 T2U6 189272 2016-04-18 2016-03-29 2966.01 Books