A Gateway to Abstract Mathematics
By (author) E. A. Maxwell
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Gateway to Abstract Mathematics by E. A. Maxwell
Book DescriptionDr Maxwell has written this short book to introduce students (and teachers) to the ideas involved in abstract mathematics. In his preface he states, 'I have often felt that the present plunge into abstraction is too sudden and that there is a need for more elementary work to make the immersion less exhausting.' Dr Maxwell does this by taking various topics from elementary mathematics, and showing what happens when the rules are altered in quite simple ways. He first discusses digital arithmetic, then introduces the idea of a group and illustrates some properties of groups by examples from algebra and geometry.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521090285
(203mm x 127mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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