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Dan Fendel

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Registered: 12/6/04
Re: textbook suggestions
Posted: Aug 7, 2000 6:13 PM
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I'll mention my own (and Diane Resek's) "Foundations of Higher
Mathematics: Exploration and Proof" from Addison Wesley Longman.

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On Wed, 26 Jul 2000, RayM wrote:

> Take a look at
> _ How to Read and Do Proofs _
> by Daniel Solow
> pub. Wiley.
>
> In paper, it's only ~$30.
> If that's too narrow, there's a Dover text for about $30 that does a good
> job of covering the things you mentioned. I think the title is
> "Mathematics"; UCSD bookstore has it, I can go look
>
>
>

> > > Dear Listserv members,
> > >
> > > This fall I will be teaching a course in mathematical thought (i.e.,

> logic,
> > > theorem proving) to junior level elementary education mathematics
> > > specialists. This is my first time teaching this course and I am

> trying to
> > > find a good book to use. The person who has taught this course before
> uses
> > > his own notes and provides supplemental readings because many of the
> > > standard texts for this type of course are geared strictly towards
> > > mathematics majors. As a result, we only use about 25%-30% of most

> books
> > > are suitable for our students. (And most of these books cost more than
> > > $100.) From what I've seen, we typically cover truth tables,

> elementary set
> > > theory, mathematical inducation, and elementary proofs in number
> theory.
> > >
> > > I had thought that Ivan Nivens little gem on Rational and Irrational

> numbers
> > > (a paperback published by MAA) would be good because if its
> conversational
> > > style of writing, but even that book doesn't cover some of the topics
> I've
> > > listed above.
> > >
> > > Does anyone out there have any suggestions? I am not adverse to

> creating my
> > > own notes and supplemental materials, but I am teaching four classes
> this
> > > fall while working on two grants, so my time is somewhat constrained.
> > > Having a good book would help me out.
> > >
> > > Mark Klespis
> > > Sam Houston State University
> > >
> > >
> > >

>





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