|(3 cr.) This course is an exploration of the language and
nature of mathematics. Emphasis is placed on
developing the students' ability to construct and
write mathematical proofs and helping students
read and understand mathematical reasoning.
Various techniques of proof are discussed,
including direct, contrapositive, induction,
contradiction and counterexample. Mathematical
content includes elementary logic, quantifiers,
set theory, relations, functions and number
systems. Other topics are at the instructor's
discretion, and may include number theory, graph
theory, point-set topology or counting problems.
Prerequisite: MA 229; Every Year, Fall|