Extending the Frontiers of Mathematics
Inquiries into Proof and Augmentation
By (author) Edward B. Burger
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Extending the Frontiers of Mathematics by Edward B. Burger
Book DescriptionMathematicians do not know in advance if their assertions are true, so they need to verify assertions with rigorous proofs or produce counterexamples, then attempt to salvage the assertions by transforming them into theorems. Extending the Frontiers of Mathematics: Inquiries into Proof and Argumentation invites readers to experience this progression of mathematical discovery. Burger's informal, humorous writing style and intriguing puzzles engage readers throughout the learning process. The innovative text offers a discovery-based approach that is ideal.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780470412220
(227mm x 157mm x 12mm)
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Heart of Mathematics, Hardback (December 2009)
* An excellent resource for the general reader, the third edition succeeds at uncovering the mathematics inherent in the world around them in an accessible way. * It introduces them to the most important and interesting ideas in mathematics while inspiring them to actively engage in mathematical thinking.
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