On Thursday, June 21, 2012 11:44:55 PM UTC-7, ahum wrote: > Hi > > 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 > > Best Regards > > Pierre
Is this what you are looking for?
1. How to Read and Do Proofs: An Introduction to Mathematical Thought Processes [Paperback] Daniel Solow (Author) 2. How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method (Princeton Science Library) [Paperback] G. Polya (Author) 3. The Nuts and Bolts of Proofs, Third Edition: An Introduction to Mathematical Proofs [Paperback] Antonella Cupillari (Author) 4. Mathematical Proofs: A Transition to Advanced Mathematics (2nd Edition) [Hardcover] Gary Chartrand (Author), Albert D. Polimeni (Author), Ping Zhang (Author) 5. A Book of Abstract Algebra: Second Edition (Dover Books on Mathematics) [Paperback] Charles C Pinter (Author) 6. How to Prove It: A Structured Approach [Paperback], Daniel J. Velleman
If not, I think you need to find older titles that actually contain proofs as many recent books are about mechanics of getting answers due to many factors in society.
You can search out older books and if you tell which areas of mathematics, we could make recommendations as you question is a bit ill-posed.