A Concise Introduction to Pure Mathematics

A Concise Introduction to Pure Mathematics

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Written in a relaxed, readable style, "A Concise Introduction to Pure Mathematics" provides a robust bridge to university mathematics. In nineteen brief chapters, it covers the range of topics needed to build a firm foundation for the study of the higher mathematics. These include sets and proofs, real numbers and decimals, rational numbers, an introduction to analysis, complex numbers, polynomial equations, induction, Euler's formula and Platonic solids, integers and prime numbers, counting methods, functions, infinite sets, and countability.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 12mm | 260g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • CRC Press Inc
  • Bosa Roca, United States
  • English
  • 5 black & white tables
  • 1584881933
  • 9781584881933

Table of contents

Preface. Sets and Proofs. Number Systems. Decimals, Inequalities. nth Roots and Rational Powers. Complex Numbers. Polynomial Equations. Induction. Euler's Formula and Platonic Solids. Introduction to Analysis. The Integers. Prime Factorization. More on Prime Numbers, Congruence of Integers. Counting and Choosing. More on Sets. Equivalence Relations, Functions. Infinity. Further Reading. Index NTI/Sales Copyshow more

About Martin Liebeck

Liebeck; M.W. Imperial College, London, England, UK,show more

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"Liebeck's book, A Concise Introduction to Pure Mathematics, is one of the best I have seena gentle but fascinating introduction into the culture of mathematicsmathematics will [no longer] be viewed as some abstract black box" - From the Foreword by Robert Guralnick, University of Southern California, Los Angelesshow more

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