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MATH0190

Math Proof: Art and Argument

Mathematical Proof: Art and Argument
Mathematical proof is the language of mathematics. As preparation for upper-level coursework, this course will give students an opportunity to build a strong foundation in reading, writing, and analyzing mathematical argument. Course topics will include an introduction to mathematical logic, standard proof structures and methods, set theory, and elementary number theory. Additional topics will preview ideas and methods from more advanced courses. We will also explore important historical examples of proofs, both ancient and modern. The driving force behind this course will be mathematical expression with a primary focus on argumentation and the creative process. (MATH 0122 or MATH 0200) 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
Mathematics
Department:
Mathematics
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
CW DED

Sections

Spring 2015

MATH0190A-S15 Lecture

Spring 2014

MATH0190A-S14 Lecture (Albert)