Books about Proofs
Date: 10/26/95 at 20:41:40 From: Anonymous Subject: Understanding How To Do Proofs. I just need some help on proofs. I really don't understand how to do them and they are making my grade go down substantially in my Geometry class. It would be most helpful if you gave me some advice on how to understand them and doing them. Thanks a lot!
Date: 12/19/95 at 13:56:59 From: Doctor Tarin Subject: Re: Understanding How To Do Proofs. This question is a bit vague; we can't help too much unless you tell us what types of proofs, cite specific examples, try to tell us what problems you're having, etc. Send along one or two proofs you're having trouble with and we'll try to deal with those. You'd be surprised how much a few examples can help you understand a lot of other problems. Alternatively, you could take a look at two excellent books that helped me understand proofs: How to Solve It, by G.Polya How to Read and Do Proofs, by Daniel Solow. The first one will probably be more helpful for you. Both should be available at larger bookstores (Borders). -Doctor Tarin, The Geometry Forum
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