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Course Descriptions

The curriculum of the program in the Department of Mathematics is designed to provide a broad education in both theoretical and applied mathematics. It also develops the scientific knowledge and the problem solving, computing, and communications skills that are critical to a successful mathematically based career.

MA 276 - Introduction to Proofs

  • Credit Hours: 4R-0L-4C
  • Term Available: F, W
  • Prerequisites: MA 112
  • Corequisites: None

Introduction to writing mathematical proofs. Logic: direct proof, contradiction, contrapositive, counterexamples. Induction. Recursion. Sets: relations (order, equivalence), functions. Properties of infinite sets. Basic number theory. Important preparation for further courses in theoretical mathematics.

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