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Mathematical Thinking and Writing: A Transition to Higher Mathematics






Edition:  1
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Publisher:  Academic Press
Summary: 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.

Randall Maddox is the author of Mathematical Thinking and Writing: A Transition to Higher Mathematics, published 2001 under ISBN 9780124649767 and 0124649769. Nine Mathematical Thinking and Writing: A Transition to Higher Mathematics textbooks are available for sale on ValoreBooks.com, eight used from the cheapest price of $2.99, or buy new starting at $34.16.
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Mathematical Thinking and Writing: A Transition to Higher Mathematics

ISBN-13: 9780124649767

ISBN: 0124649769

Edition: 1st

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Publisher: Academic Press
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