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Elements of Logic via Numbers and Sets (Springer by D.L. Johnson

By D.L. Johnson

In arithmetic we're attracted to why a specific formulation is correct. instinct and statistical facts are inadequate, so we have to build a proper logical evidence. the aim of this booklet is to explain why such proofs are vital, what they're made from, tips to realize legitimate ones, the way to distinguish other forms, and the way to build them. This ebook is written for 1st 12 months scholars without prior adventure of formulating proofs. Dave Johnson has drawn from his enormous event to supply a textual content that concentrates at the most vital components of the topic utilizing transparent, uncomplicated reasons that require no historical past wisdom of good judgment. It offers many beneficial examples and difficulties, many with fully-worked ideas on the finish of the e-book. as well as a entire index, there's additionally an invaluable `Dramatis Personae` an index to the various symbols brought within the textual content, such a lot of with a view to be new to scholars and that allows you to be used all through their measure programme.

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