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Proofs in Mathematics: An Introduction
Why do students take the instruction "prove" in examinations to mean "go to the next question"? Because they have not been shown the simple techniques of how to do it. Mathematicians meanwhile generate a mystique of proof, as if it requires an inborn and unteachable genius. True, creating research-level proofs does require talent; but reading and understanding the proof ...more
Published 1996 by Quakers Hill Press
(first published August 1990)
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