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Q.E.D.: Beauty in Mathematical Proof
Q.E.D.: Beauty in Mathematical Proof
by Burkard Polster
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Q.E.D. presents some of the most famous mathematical proofs in a charming book that will appeal to nonmathematicians and math experts alike. Grasp in an instant why Pythagorass theorem must be correct. Follow the ancient Chinese proof of the volume... (read more)

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Computability and Logic
Computability and Logic
by George Boolos
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Computability and Logic has become a classic because of its accessibility to students without a mathematical background and because it covers not simply the staple topics of an intermediate logic course, such as Godel 's incompleteness theorems, but also... (read more)

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Logic Made Easy: How to Know When Language Deceives You
Logic Made Easy: How to Know When Language Deceives You
by Deborah J. Bennett
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"Professor Bennett entertains as she instructs," writes Publishers Weekly about the penetrating yet practical Logic Made Easy. This brilliantly clear and gratifyingly concise treatment of the ancient Greek discipline identifies the illogical in... (read more)

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Proofs and Refutations: The Logic of Mathematical Discovery
Proofs and Refutations: The Logic of Mathematical Discovery
by Imre Lakatos
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Proofs and Refutations is essential reading for all those interested in the methodology, the philosophy and the history of mathematics. Much of the book takes the form of a discussion between a teacher and his students. They propose various solutions to... (read more)

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Crossing the River With Dogs (2ND 12 Edition)
Crossing the River With Dogs (2ND 12 Edition)
by Ken Johnson
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Crossing the River with Dogs: Problem Solving for College Students, 2nd edition promotes the philosophy that students learn best by working in groups and the skills required for real workplace problem solving are those skills of collaboration. The text... (read more)

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Collected Works of Kurt Godel #3: Collected Works
Collected Works of Kurt Godel #3: Collected Works
by Kurt Godel
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Kurt Gödel (1906-1978) was the most outstanding logician of the twentieth century, famous for his hallmark works on the completeness of logic, the incompleteness of number theory and stronger systems, and the consistency of the axiom of choice and the... (read more)

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Naive Set Theory (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics)
Naive Set Theory (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics)
by Paul R Halmos
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From the Reviews: "...He (the author) uses the language and notation of ordinary informal mathematics to state the basic set-theoretic facts which a beginning student of advanced mathematics needs to know. ...Because of the informal method of... (read more)

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Thinking Recursively
Thinking Recursively
by Eric Roberts
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The process of solving large problems by breaking them down into smaller, more simple problems that have identical forms. Thinking Recursively: A small text to solve large problems. Concentrating on the practical value of recursion. this text, the first... (read more)

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Chapter Zero : Fundamental Notions of Abstract Mathematics (2ND 01 Edition)
Chapter Zero : Fundamental Notions of Abstract Mathematics (2ND 01 Edition)
by Carol Schumacher
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This book is designed for the sophomore/junior level Introduction to Advanced Mathematics course. Written in a modified R.L. Moore fashion, it offers a unique approach in which readers construct their own understanding. However, while ... (read more)

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Lecture Notes in Logic #37: Wadge Degrees and Projective Ordinals: The Cabal Seminar Volume II
Lecture Notes in Logic #37: Wadge Degrees and Projective Ordinals: The Cabal Seminar Volume II
by Alexander S. Kechris
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The proceedings of the Los Angeles Caltech-UCLA 'Cabal Seminar' were originally published in the 1970s and 1980s. Wadge Degrees and Projective Ordinals is the second of a series of four books collecting the seminal papers from the original volumes... (read more)

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Euclid in the Rainforest: Discovering Universal Truth in Logic and Math
Euclid in the Rainforest: Discovering Universal Truth in Logic and Math
by Joseph Mazur
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Like Douglas Hofstadterandrsquo;s Gandouml;del, Escher, Bach, and David Berlinskiandrsquo;s A Tour of the Calculus, Euclid in the Rainforest combines the literary with the mathematical to explore logicandmdash;the one indispensable tool in manandrsquo;s... (read more)

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Journey Into Mathematics: An Introduction to Proofs
Journey Into Mathematics: An Introduction to Proofs
by Joseph J. Rotman
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Students learn how to read and write proofs by actually reading and writing them, asserts author Joseph J. Rotman, adding that merely reading about mathematics is no substitute for doing mathematics. In addition to teaching how to interpret and construct... (read more)

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Logic for Dummies (For Dummies)
Logic for Dummies (For Dummies)
by Mark Zegarelli
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Logic concepts are more mainstream than you may realize. There’s logic every place you look and in almost everything you do, from deciding which shirt to buy to asking your boss for a raise, and even to watching television, where themes of such... (read more)

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Mathematical Introduction To Logic (2ND 01 Edition)
Mathematical Introduction To Logic (2ND 01 Edition)
by Herbert B. Enderton
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] it has more examples than other books . . . I definitely would use a new edition of this book." --Sun-Joo Chin, University of Notre... (read more)

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To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite (Princeton Paperbacks)
To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite (Princeton Paperbacks)
by Eli Maor
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Eli Maor examines the role of infinity in mathematics and geometry and its cultural impact on the arts and sciences. He evokes the profound intellectual impact the infinite has exercised on the human mind--from the "horror infiniti" of the Greeks to the... (read more)

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Taking Sudoku Seriously: The Math Behind the World's Most Popular Pencil Puzzle
Taking Sudoku Seriously: The Math Behind the World's Most Popular Pencil Puzzle
by Jason Rosenhouse
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Packed with more than a hundred color illustrations and a wide variety of puzzles and brainteasers, Taking Sudoku Seriously uses this popular craze as the starting point for a fun-filled introduction to higher mathematics. How many Sudoku solution... (read more)

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Computational Complexity
Computational Complexity
by Christos H. Papadimitriou
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This new text offers a comprehensive and accessible treatment of the theory of algorithms and complexity - the elegant body of concepts and methods developed by computer scientists over the past 30 years for studying the performance and limitations of... (read more)

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A Beginner's Guide to Mathematical Logic
A Beginner's Guide to Mathematical Logic
by Raymond M Smullyan
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Written by a creative master of mathematical logic, this introductory text combines stories of great philosophers, quotations, and riddles with the fundamentals of mathematical logic. Author Raymond Smullyan offers clear, incremental presentations of... (read more)

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Automata, Languages and Programming
Automata, Languages and Programming
by Giorgio Ausiello
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This volume contains the proceedings of ICALP 89, held at Stresa, Italy, July 11-15, 1989. ICALP 89 is the 16th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming in a series of meetings sponsored by the European Association for Theoretical... (read more)

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Lecture Notes in Computer Science #488: Rewriting Techniques and Applications
Lecture Notes in Computer Science #488: Rewriting Techniques and Applications
by Ronald V. Book
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This volume contains the proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Rewriting Techniques and Applications (RTA-91), held in Como, Italy, April 10-12, 1991. The volume includes 40 papers on a wide variety of topics including: term rewriting... (read more)

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