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Elements of Logic Via Numbers and Sets (Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series)

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In mathematics we are interested in why a particular formula is true. Intuition and statistical evidence are insufficient, so we need to construct a formal logical proof. The purpose of this book is to describe why such proofs are important, what they are made of, how to recognize valid ones, how to distinguish different kinds, and how to construct them. This book is written for 1st year students with no previous experience of formulating proofs. Dave Johnson has drawn from his considerable experience to provide a text that concentrates on the most important elements of the subject using clear, simple explanations that require no background knowledge of logic. It gives many useful examples and problems, many with fully-worked solutions at the end of the book. In addition to a comprehensive index, there is also a useful `Dramatis Personae` an index to the many symbols introduced in the text, most of which will be new to students and which will be used throughout their degree programme.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [165]) and index.

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Numbers.- Logic.- Sets.- Relations.- Mappings.- Cardinal Numbers.- Solutions to Selected Excercises.- Guide to Literature.- Index.- Dramatis Personae.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783540761235
Author:
Johnson, David L.
Author:
Johnson, D. L.
Author:
Johnson, David L.
Publisher:
Springer
Location:
London ;
Subject:
Logic
Subject:
Logic, symbolic and mathematical
Subject:
Mathematical Logic and Foundations
Subject:
Mathematics - General
Subject:
Number Theory
Subject:
Mathematics-Logic and Philosophy
Subject:
Mathematical Log
Subject:
ic and Foundations
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1998. Corr. 2nd
Series:
Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series
Series Volume:
#91
Publication Date:
February 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
198
Dimensions:
235 x 178 mm 600 gr

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