
Re: books or courses with mathematical proofs
Posted:
Jun 22, 2012 5:24 AM


On Jun 22, 6:26 pm, ahum <pierre.fran...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Friday, June 22, 2012 9:40:33 AM UTC+2, William Elliot wrote: > > On Thu, 21 Jun 2012, ahum wrote: > > > > At this moment I'm studying IT(programming)in eveningschool. I will > > > obtain a limited degree (one could compare it to a bachelor, but it > > > isn't). This could lead to a full bachelor degree at a university. I > > > would like to refresh my mathematical skills trough selfstudy, I would > > > like to study my highschool maths but have trouble finding books or > > > courses which contain the full proofs of the subjects. I have found many > > > excellent books on algebra, calculus, geometry and others, but it is al > > > applied, and no mathematical proofs whatsoever. And I really want these > > > proofs, because I want to fully grasp and understand what I'm doing > > > (which sounds obvious). Can you help me find the courses or books I > > > need? I'm of course prepared to pay the price for books needed to > > > increase my knowledge and skills. Thanks in advance > > > Proofs are now consider unneded and too hard for students. > > Get either old text books or higher level texts. > > Thank you very much for the swift response. That's weird. And a bit of a disappointment. But my goal is to understand en grasp the subject, so I'm going to study it anyway. > Can you provide me with some titles? > Thanks again > > Pierre
AK Dewdney is a popular CS writer, might be a bit high level for a Diploma course, but he covers a lot of material with concise proofs.
http://www.csd.uwo.ca/faculty/akd/akd.html
Herc

