Mathematics Department - Math 300 - Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning

Math 300 - Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning

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01:640:300 Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning (3)
Fundamental abstract concepts common to all branches of mathematics. Special emphasis placed on ability to understand and construct rigorous proofs. Prerequisite: CALC2 or permission of department.

This course is specifically intended to help Mathematics majors prepare for 640:311, 640:351 and other proof-oriented courses.
It is required for any mathematics major who is not already experienced in doing mathematical proofs.

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Course material for instructors.


D. Smith, M. Eggen, & R. St. Andre,
A Transition To Advanced Mathematics,
Cengage, 8th ed. (2015), ISBN: 978-1285463261

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Previous Semesters

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Previous Texts Used

  • 2003/Spring 2004
  • Chapter Zero: Fundamental Notions of Abstract Mathematics, by C. Schumacher, Addison-Wesley, 2001 (2nd ed.)
  • Fall 2000 - Spring 2003
  • Mathematics, A Discrete Introduction , by Edward R. Scheinerman.

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