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# How and why we do mathematical proofs

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## How and why we do mathematical proofs

This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009/10 The aim of this short unit is to motivate students to understand why we might want to do proofs (why proofs are important and how they can help us) and to help students with some of the relatively routine aspects of doing proofs. In particular, the student will learn the following: * proofs can help you to really see why a result is true; * problems that are easy to state can be... More
Material Type: Online Course
Technical Format: Flash
Date Added to MERLOT: September 17, 2010
Date Modified in MERLOT: September 17, 2010
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Keywords: Direct Proofs Comparison Test, Proofs Definitions Prime Number, Perfect Square Simpson's Paradox, Pure Maths Pure Mathematics Pure math, Odd Numbers Multiples Eight, UKOER, Odd Functions Even Functions, Sequence Series, Simpson's Paradox Strictly Increasing, Convergence Divergence

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