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Books recommendation for Mathematical proofs

  1. Jun 8, 2012 #1
    I was wondering if you can suggest good books on the techniques for mathematical proofs.

    I know this is quite a simple matter but I would be glad if you could suggest me with greats books for teaching proofs.

    More often than not I used the direct method and induction to prove problems in abstract algebra let's say. I am not that familiar yet with indirect methods such as contrapositive or by contradiction method. I need to get better at mastering all proof techniques before next fall.

    Thanks in advance for your help,
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  3. Jun 8, 2012 #2
  4. Jun 10, 2012 #3
    Alright thanks Infinitum!
  5. Jun 10, 2012 #4
    How to Prove it, a Structured Approach - D Vellerman! :biggrin:
    You could also check out The Theory of Sets by the Bourbaki group, that book has a section or two on constructing logic and theories. (but this version is a lot harder going than vellermans approach)
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