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4434forall X: An Introduction to Formal Logic
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'forall x is an introduction to sentential logic and first-order predicate logic with identity, logical systems that significantly influenced twentieth-century analytic philosophy. After working through the material in this book, a student should be able to understand most quantified expressions that arise in their philosophical reading. This books treats symbolization, formal semantics, and proof theory for each language. The discussion of formal semantics is more direct than in many introductory texts. Although forall x does not contain proofs of soundness and completeness, it lays the groundwork for understanding why these are things that need to be proven.In formal logic, sentences and arguments are translated into mathematical languages with well-defined properties. If all goes well, properties of the argument that were hard to discern become clearer. This text describes two formal languages which have been of special importance to philosophers: truth-functional sentential logic and quantified predicate logic. The book covers translation, formal semantics, and proof theory for both languages. This can be used as the textbook for a semester long course in logic, for a unit on logic, or for self-directed study. Each chapter contains practice exercises; solutions to selected exercises appear in an appendix.'Review for Rising Junior Exam
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This site contains information on grammatical, mechanical, and rhetorical concerns that are tested on the Writing Portion of the Rising Junior Exam taken by all sophomore college students enrolled in the South Dakota regental universities. While the information will be of assistance to South Dakota students preparing for the test, they will also be beneficial to any writers or students of writing as the materials contained in the pages cover the range of information taught in a typical college level composition class.A Mathematical Trip In German
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A lesson plan to teach students read about an automobile trip and answer mathematical questions about the trip (in German).A Mathmematical Model of Communication
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This is the seminal article describing C. E. Shannon's mathematical model of Communication, originally printed in the Bell Systems Technical Journal in 1948. This is the original source for the standard Source-Message-Channel-Receiver (SMCR) model of communication frequently used in the analysis of speech and media communication. Speech students will be surprised by the amount of math in this landmark work in their field.Electronic Journals Library
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University Library of Regensburg offers the "Electronic Journals Library," which contains over 25,000 titles, of which over 10,500 journals can be read free-of-charge. There are journal articles in the following areas: Agriculture, Archeaology, Civil engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Art, Computer Science, Education, Economics, History, Mathematics, Media, Medicine, Linguistics, Philosophy, Sociology, Science,Technology and many more. For more information about Electronic Journals Library see: http://rzblx1.uni-regensburg.de/ezeit/index.phtml?bibid=AAAAA&colors=7&lang=en.Infinite Reflections
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The author offers reflections on specific questions mathematicians and philosophers have asked about the infinite over the centuries. He examines why explorers of the infinite, even in its strictly mathematical forms, often find it to be sublime.The Hexagon Challenge
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Students will attempt to solve a mystery by infiltrating a secret society, answering initiation questions regarding history, science, mathematics, world languages, and the arts. They will contact and be contacted by various fictitious characters via email, telephone, and instant messenger who will provide clues that enable them to continue their quest to discover the truth about a mysterious artifact known only as the Hexagon. Up to six extra credit points will be awarded along the way, which can be applied to your course if you so choose. The Hexagon Challenge encourages students to: 1) Use critical thinking skills. 2) Locate important information using Internet resources. 3) Utilize creative problem solving. Translation service for web pages in modern languages
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The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) is the Nation's online library of resources for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and research. NSDL web authors have recommended this translation tool for web pages. With AltaVista Babel Fish, your users can translate passages of text or entire Web pages among nine languages, or they can quickly translate your page into their language of choice. Babel Fish Translate is available in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese. Adding Babel Fish Translation to your site is free and easy. Simply choose the tool (or tools) you want for your site, click the "I want this one!" button, then copy and paste the single line of code into your page. It can even translate framed pages. Although accuracy of translations may vary, the tool will help you understand information in languages other than your own!18.821 Project Laboratory in Mathematics (MIT)
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Project Laboratory in Mathematics is a course designed to give students a sense of what it's like to do mathematical research. In teams, students explore puzzling and complex mathematical situations, search for regularities, and attempt to explain them mathematically. Students share their results through professional-style papers and presentations. This course site was created specifically for educators interested in offering students a taste of mathematical research. This site features extensive description and commentary from the instructors about why the course was created and how it operates.21H.433 The Age of Reason: Europe from the 17th to the Early 19th Centuries (MIT)
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This course asks students to consider the ways in which social theorists, institutional reformers, and political revolutionaries in the 17th through 19th centuries seized upon insights developed in the natural sciences and mathematics to change themselves and the society in which they lived. Students study trials, art, literature and music to understand developments in Europe and its colonies in these two centuries. Covers works by Newton, Locke, Voltaire, Rousseau, Marx, and Darwin.