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Speaking Mathematics

  1. Sep 23, 2006 #1
    Which subjects should I study to speak mathematics in a superior form? Also, which books do you recommend?
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  3. Sep 23, 2006 #2
    You could try going on wikipedia the online encyclopedia, to search for definitions of mathematical terms, but I am not sure what book would help you learn the language of math. Hope this helps!
  4. Sep 23, 2006 #3
    I wish to obtain a deeper core understanding of mathematics. Solving problems of course helps. I wish to have more pure understanding of the concepts. I am not sure if I am describing this clearly.
  5. Sep 23, 2006 #4
    Books and school/university courses. theres no better way to learn something than with an actual person physically there to ask for help from.
  6. Sep 23, 2006 #5
    Is there a subject of mathematics that is similar to ASM in Computer Science? For example, when I first studied programming, I learned Perl. I wanted a deeper understanding of the computer, so I studied C then I mastered Assembly.
  7. Sep 23, 2006 #6


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    Logic and set theory are the underpinnings of modern mathmatics, so if you want an 'assembly'-style low-level understanding I'd start there. I used and enjoyed Enderton's A Mathematical Introduction to Logic.
  8. Sep 24, 2006 #7


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    "Common sense logic" takes you deep into maths, to study the subtilities of mathematical logic is not, perhaps, the best starting point.
  9. Sep 24, 2006 #8


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    I agree that mathematical logic is deep and not a good place to begin. However, if you're looking for ASM, that's where it is.
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