Basic Concepts of Mathematics
by Elias Zakon
Publisher: The Trillia Group 2007
Number of pages: 208
The book will help students complete the transition from purely manipulative to rigorous mathematics. It covers basic set theory, induction, quantifiers, functions and relations, equivalence relations, properties of the real numbers, fields, and basic properties of n-dimensional Euclidean spaces.
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