1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Homework Help: Show that [properties] can be deduced as a theorems, Spivak

  1. Jul 1, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg228/scaled.php?server=228&filename=theorem.png&res=landing [Broken]

    Picked up Spivak's Calculus, 3rd ed. and just started. Got to this question and I'm honestly not sure how to start, I looked in the answer book which didn't really clue me in any more.
    If I understand the question it wants me to work within the four properties and show that there is no contradiction/they all have to apply? Not a native English speaker so I haven't had maths in English but that's what I got from it.

    More interested in how to approach it rather than answers, would assume there's coming a lot more similar questions. Not really done any proof based maths up until now.
    Last edited by a moderator: May 6, 2017
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 1, 2012 #2
    P10-P12 are properties given in the book previously(which you havent included). You need to prove those properties using the given new ones.
    Last edited by a moderator: May 6, 2017
  4. Jul 1, 2012 #3
    Ah, Christ, no wonder I didn't get it even with the answers in front of me. Know what direction I'm heading now at least, ta.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook