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I am currently a first year computer science student and I am taking discrete mathematics. After having done the logic portion of discrete, I wanted to learn more about logic so I went online and found Peter Smith's guide on learning logic. I followed his advice under "baby-logic" and picked up Paul Teller's book "A Modern Formal Logic Primer".

After having read the first few pages of Teller's book I got some questions that needs to be addressed, but I wasn't able to find the answers to my questions online. I try to consult my professor, but he told me to come back after learning discrete math!

So here are my questions:

-Can you guy recommend me a reference book on logic which will help to answer some of my questions.

Here is one of my question:

Teller defines an argument as such:Argumentis a collection ofdeclarative sentencesone which is calledconclusionand the rest of which are called thepremises.I know that I am trying to get you to accept the conclusion as true by providing you with premises.

-Is the above definition of an argument solid ?

-What is the purpose of a premise in an argument? How does a premise relate to conclusion?

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