Bridge to Abstract Mathematics
April 9, 2019
Mathematics is a science that concerns theorems that must be proved within a system of axioms and definitions. With this book, the mathematical novice will learn how to prove theorems and explore the universe of abstract mathematics. The introductory chapters familiarise the reader with some fundamental ideas, including the axiomatic method, symbolic logic and mathematical language. This leads to a discussion of the nature of proof, along with various methods for proving statements. The subsequent chapters present some foundational topics in pure mathematics, including detailed introductions to set theory, number systems and calculus. Through these fascinating topics, supplemented by plenty of examples and exercises, the reader will hone their proof skills. This complete guide to proof is ideal preparation for a university course in pure mathematics, and a valuable resource for educators.