The Resource A Readable Introduction to Real Mathematics, by Daniel Rosenthal, David Rosenthal, Peter Rosenthal, (electronic resource)

A Readable Introduction to Real Mathematics, by Daniel Rosenthal, David Rosenthal, Peter Rosenthal, (electronic resource)

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A Readable Introduction to Real Mathematics
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A Readable Introduction to Real Mathematics
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by Daniel Rosenthal, David Rosenthal, Peter Rosenthal
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eng
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Designed for an undergraduate course or for independent study, this text presents sophisticated mathematical ideas in an elementary and friendly fashion. The fundamental purpose of this book is to engage the reader and to teach a real understanding of mathematical thinking while conveying the beauty and elegance of mathematics. The text focuses on teaching the understanding of mathematical proofs. The material covered has applications both to mathematics and to other subjects. The book contains a large number of exercises of varying difficulty, designed to help reinforce basic concepts and to motivate and challenge the reader. The sole prerequisite for understanding the text is basic high school algebra; some trigonometry is needed for Chapters 9 and 12. Topics covered include: * mathematical induction * modular arithmetic * the fundamental theorem of arithmetic * Fermat's little theorem * RSA encryption * the Euclidean algorithm * rational and irrational numbers * complex numbers * cardinality * Euclidean plane geometry * constructability (including a proof that an angle of 60 degrees cannot be trisected with a straightedge and compass) This textbook is suitable for a wide variety of courses and for a broad range of students in the fields of education, liberal arts, physical sciences and mathematics. Students at the senior high school level who like mathematics will also be able to further their understanding of mathematical thinking by reading this book
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Rosenthal, Daniel
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QA241-247.5
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non fiction
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  • Rosenthal, David
  • Rosenthal, Peter.
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Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics,
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  • Mathematics
  • Geometry
  • Number theory
  • Mathematics
  • Number Theory
  • Geometry
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A Readable Introduction to Real Mathematics, by Daniel Rosenthal, David Rosenthal, Peter Rosenthal, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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Contents
1. Introduction to the Natural Numbers -- 2. Mathematical Induction -- 3. Modular Arithmetic -- 4. The Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic -- 5. Fermat's Theorem and Wilson's Theorem -- 6. Sending and Receiving Coded Messages -- 7. The Euclidean Algorithm and Applications -- 8. Rational Numbers and Irrational Numbers -- 9. The Complex Numbers -- 10. Sizes of Infinite Sets -- 11. Fundamentals of Euclidean Plane Geometry -- 12. Constructability
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unknown
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XII, 161 p. 50 illus.
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electronic
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9783319056548
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-3-319-05654-8
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online resource.
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access
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-05654-8
Label
A Readable Introduction to Real Mathematics, by Daniel Rosenthal, David Rosenthal, Peter Rosenthal, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction to the Natural Numbers -- 2. Mathematical Induction -- 3. Modular Arithmetic -- 4. The Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic -- 5. Fermat's Theorem and Wilson's Theorem -- 6. Sending and Receiving Coded Messages -- 7. The Euclidean Algorithm and Applications -- 8. Rational Numbers and Irrational Numbers -- 9. The Complex Numbers -- 10. Sizes of Infinite Sets -- 11. Fundamentals of Euclidean Plane Geometry -- 12. Constructability
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XII, 161 p. 50 illus.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319056548
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-05654-8
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-319-05654-8

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