Why Prove It Again?: Alternative Proofs in Mathematical Practice (Hardcover)

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Proofs in Mathematical Practice.- Motives for Finding Alternative Proofs.- Sums of Integers.- Quadratic Surds.- The Pythagorean Theorem.- The Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic.- The Infinitude of the Primes.- The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra.- Desargues's Theorem.- The Prime Number Theorem.- The Irreducibility of the Cyclotomic Polynomials.- The Compactness of First-Order Languages.- Other Case Studies.

About the Author


John W. Dawson, Jr., is Professor Emeritus at Penn State York.


Product Details
ISBN: 9783319173672
ISBN-10: 3319173677
Publisher: Birkhauser
Publication Date: July 24th, 2015
Pages: 204
Language: English
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