Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics
by Farshid Hajir
Publisher: University of Massachusetts 2005
Number of pages: 69
Contents: Problem Solving, Inductive vs. Deductive Reasoning, An introduction to Proofs; Logic and Sets; Sets and Maps; Counting Principles and Finite Sets; (Equivalence) Relations and Partitions; Induction; Number Theory; Counting and Uncountability; Complex Numbers.
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