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Provides a smooth and pleasant transition from first-year calculus to upper-level mathematics courses in real analysis, abstract algebra and number theory Most universities require students majoring in mathematics to take a “transition to higher math” course that introduces mathematical proofs and more rigorous thinking. Such courses help students be prepared for higher-level mathematics course from their onset. Advanced Mathematics: A Transitional Reference provides a “crash course” in beginning pure mathematics, offering instruction on a blendof inductive and deductive reasoning. By avoiding outdated methods and countless pages of theorems and proofs, this innovative textbook prompts students to think about the ideas presented in an enjoyable, constructive setting. Clear and concise chapters cover all the essential topics students need to transition from the "rote-orientated" courses of calculus to the more rigorous "proof-orientated” advanced mathematics courses. Topics include sentential and predicate calculus, mathematical induction, sets and counting, complex numbers, point-set topology, and symmetries, abstract groups, rings, and fields. Each section contains numerous problems for students of various interests and abilities. Ideally suited for a one-semester course, this book: Introduces students to mathematical proofs and rigorous thinking Provides thoroughly class-tested material from the authors own course in transitioning to higher math Strengthens the mathematical thought process of the reader Includes informative sidebars, historical notes, and plentiful graphics Offers a companion website to access a supplemental solutions manual for instructors Advanced Mathematics: A Transitional Reference is a valuable guide for undergraduate students who have taken courses in calculus, differential equations, or linear algebra, but may not be prepared for the more advanced courses of real analysis, abstract algebra, and number theory that await them. This text is also useful for scientists, engineers, and others seeking to refresh their skills in advanced math.

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Genre: Mathematics
Author: Stanley J. Farlow
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2019-10-02
File: 480 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781119563532

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A TRANSITION TO ADVANCED MATHEMATICS helps students to bridge the gap between calculus and advanced math courses. The most successful text of its kind, the 8th edition continues to provide a firm foundation in major concepts needed for continued study and guides students to think and express themselves mathematically—to analyze a situation, extract pertinent facts, and draw appropriate conclusions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Mathematics
Author: Douglas Smith
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release: 2014-08-01
File: 448 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781285463261

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This helpful "bridge" book offers students the foundations they need to understand advanced mathematics. The two-part treatment provides basic tools and covers sets, relations, functions, mathematical proofs and reasoning, more. 1975 edition.

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Genre: Mathematics
Author: Dennis Sentilles
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release: 2013-05-20
File: 416 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780486277585

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The book comprises ten chapters, Each chapter contains serveral soved problems clarifying the introduced concepts. Some of the examples are taken from the recent literature and serve to illustrate the applications in various fields of engineering and science. At the end of each chapter, there are assignment problems with two levels of difficulty. A list of references is provided at the end of the book. This book is the product of a close collaboration between two mathematicians and an engineer. The engineer has been helpful in pinpointing the problems which engineering students encounter in books written by mathematicians. Contents: Review of Calculus and Ordinary Differential Equations; Series Solutions and Special Functions; Complex Variables; Vector and Tensor Analysis; Partial Differential Equations I; Partial Differential Equations II; Numerical Methods; Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations; Calculus of Variations; Special Topics. Readership: Upper level undergraduates, graduate students and researchers in mathematical modeling, mathematical physics and numerical &computational mathematics.

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Genre: Mathematics
Author: Wenfang Chen
Publisher: World Scientific
Release: 2003
File: 880 Pages
ISBN-13: 9812382925

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For many years, this classroom-tested, best-selling text has guided mathematics students to more advanced studies in topology, abstract algebra, and real analysis. Elements of Advanced Mathematics, Third Edition retains the content and character of previous editions while making the material more up-to-date and significant. This third edition adds four new chapters on point-set topology, theoretical computer science, the P/NP problem, and zero-knowledge proofs and RSA encryption. The topology chapter builds on the existing real analysis material. The computer science chapters connect basic set theory and logic with current hot topics in the technology sector. Presenting ideas at the cutting edge of modern cryptography and security analysis, the cryptography chapter shows students how mathematics is used in the real world and gives them the impetus for further exploration. This edition also includes more exercises sets in each chapter, expanded treatment of proofs, and new proof techniques. Continuing to bridge computationally oriented mathematics with more theoretically based mathematics, this text provides a path for students to understand the rigor, axiomatics, set theory, and proofs of mathematics. It gives them the background, tools, and skills needed in more advanced courses.

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Genre: Mathematics
Author: Steven G. Krantz
Publisher: CRC Press
Release: 2012-03-19
File: 367 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781439898345

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Publisher: Krishna Prakashan Media
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ISBN-13: 8182830001

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The partial differential equations that govern scalar and vector fields are the very language used to model a variety of phenomena in solid mechanics, fluid flow, acoustics, heat transfer, electromagnetism and many others. A knowledge of the main equations and of the methods for analyzing them is therefore essential to every working physical scientist and engineer. Andrea Prosperetti draws on many years' research experience to produce a guide to a wide variety of methods, ranging from classical Fourier-type series through to the theory of distributions and basic functional analysis. Theorems are stated precisely and their meaning explained, though proofs are mostly only sketched, with comments and examples being given more prominence. The book structure does not require sequential reading: each chapter is self-contained and users can fashion their own path through the material. Topics are first introduced in the context of applications, and later complemented by a more thorough presentation.

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Genre: Mathematics
Author: Andrea Prosperetti
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2011-01-06
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9781139492683

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A Transition to Advanced Mathematics: A Survey Course promotes the goals of a "bridge'' course in mathematics, helping to lead students from courses in the calculus sequence (and other courses where they solve problems that involve mathematical calculations) to theoretical upper-level mathematics courses (where they will have to prove theorems and grapple with mathematical abstractions). The text simultaneously promotes the goals of a ``survey'' course, describing the intriguing questions and insights fundamental to many diverse areas of mathematics, including Logic, Abstract Algebra, Number Theory, Real Analysis, Statistics, Graph Theory, and Complex Analysis. The main objective is "to bring about a deep change in the mathematical character of students -- how they think and their fundamental perspectives on the world of mathematics." This text promotes three major mathematical traits in a meaningful, transformative way: to develop an ability to communicate with precise language, to use mathematically sound reasoning, and to ask probing questions about mathematics. In short, we hope that working through A Transition to Advanced Mathematics encourages students to become mathematicians in the fullest sense of the word. A Transition to Advanced Mathematics has a number of distinctive features that enable this transformational experience. Embedded Questions and Reading Questions illustrate and explain fundamental concepts, allowing students to test their understanding of ideas independent of the exercise sets. The text has extensive, diverse Exercises Sets; with an average of 70 exercises at the end of section, as well as almost 3,000 distinct exercises. In addition, every chapter includes a section that explores an application of the theoretical ideas being studied. We have also interwoven embedded reflections on the history, culture, and philosophy of mathematics throughout the text.

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Genre: Mathematics
Author: William Johnston
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2009-07-27
File: 768 Pages
ISBN-13: 0199718660

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Publisher: Pieces of Learning
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File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9781937113155

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Clearly written and easy to understand, The Elements of Advanced Mathematics covers logic, set theory, methods of proof, and axiomatic structures, providing an excellent grounding in analytical thinking. It facilitates the transition from elementary mathematics, generally characterized by problem-solving techniques, to advanced mathematics, characterized by theory, rigor, and proofs. This text clearly identifies and explains the components and methods of advanced mathematics. Each chapter contains exercises designed to assist the reader in understanding the material.

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Genre: Mathematics
Author: Steven G. Krantz
Publisher: CRC Press
Release: 1995-04-21
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 0849384915

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