Transition to Abstract Mathematics by Randall B. Maddox
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Transition to Abstract Mathematics
By Randall B. Maddox

A Transition to Abstract Mathematics

Learning Mathematical Thinking and Writing 2nd Revised edition

By (author) See other recent books by Randall B. Maddox
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $111.95
Your Price: $100.76 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $11.19! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $5.04 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Transition to Abstract Mathematics by Randall B. Maddox

Book Description

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. "Mathematical Thinking and Writing" 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.This book covers the full range of techniques used in proofs, including contrapositive, induction, and proof by contradiction. It explains identification of techniques and how they are applied in the specific problem. It illustrates how to read written proofs with many step by step examples. It includes 20 percent more exercises than the first edition that are integrated into the material instead of end of chapter. The Instructors Guide and Solutions Manual points out which exercises simply must be either assigned or at least discussed because they undergird later results.

Buy Transition to Abstract Mathematics book by Randall B. Maddox from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780123744807
ISBN-10: 0123744806
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 191mm x 28mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Academic Press Inc
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 13-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Transition to Abstract Mathematics book by Randall B. Maddox and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Randall B. Maddox

By Randall Maddox, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, USA

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Randall B. Maddox close
» close