After mastering the art of the proof process, the reader may pursue two independent paths. The latter parts are purposefully designed to rest on the foundation of the first, and climb quickly into analysis or algebra. Maddox addresses fundamental principles in these two areas, so that readers can apply their mathematical thinking and writing skills to these new concepts. From this exposure, readers experience the beauty of the mathematical landscape and further develop their ability to work with abstract ideas.
* Covers the full range of techniques used in proofs, including contrapositive, induction, and proof by contradiction * Explains identification of techniques and how they are applied in the specific problem * Illustrates how to read written proofs with many step by step examples * Includes 20% more exercises than the first edition that are integrated into the material instead of end of chapter * The Instructors Guide and Solutions Manual points out which exercises simply must be either assigned or at least discussed because they undergird later results