## Rodgers, Nancy

# Learning to Reason: An Introduction to Logic, Sets, and Relations

Learn how to develop your reasoning skills and how to write well-reasoned proofs

Learning to Reason shows you how to use the basic elements of mathematical language to develop highly sophisticated, logical reasoning skills. You'll get clear, concise, easy-to-follow instructions on the process of writing proofs, including the necessary reasoning techniques and syntax for constructing well-written arguments. Through in-depth coverage of logic, sets, and relations, Learning to Reason offers a meaningful, integrated view of modern mathematics, cuts through confusing terms and ideas, and provides a much-needed bridge to advanced work in mathematics as well as computer science. Original, inspiring, and designed for maximum comprehension, this remarkable book:

* Clearly explains how to write compound sentences in equivalent forms and use them in valid arguments

* Presents simple techniques on how to structure your thinking and writing to form well-reasoned proofs

* Reinforces these techniques through a survey of sets--the building blocks of mathematics

* Examines the fundamental types of relations, which is "where the action is" in mathematics

* Provides relevant examples and class-tested exercises designed to maximize the learning experience

* Includes a mind-building game/exercise space at www.wiley.com/products/subject/mathematics/

Learning to Reason shows you how to use the basic elements of mathematical language to develop highly sophisticated, logical reasoning skills. You'll get clear, concise, easy-to-follow instructions on the process of writing proofs, including the necessary reasoning techniques and syntax for constructing well-written arguments. Through in-depth coverage of logic, sets, and relations, Learning to Reason offers a meaningful, integrated view of modern mathematics, cuts through confusing terms and ideas, and provides a much-needed bridge to advanced work in mathematics as well as computer science. Original, inspiring, and designed for maximum comprehension, this remarkable book:

* Clearly explains how to write compound sentences in equivalent forms and use them in valid arguments

* Presents simple techniques on how to structure your thinking and writing to form well-reasoned proofs

* Reinforces these techniques through a survey of sets--the building blocks of mathematics

* Examines the fundamental types of relations, which is "where the action is" in mathematics

* Provides relevant examples and class-tested exercises designed to maximize the learning experience

* Includes a mind-building game/exercise space at www.wiley.com/products/subject/mathematics/

**Keywords:** Logic & Foundations

- Author(s)
- Rodgers, Nancy
- Publisher
- John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
- Publication year
- 2000
- Language
- en
- Edition
- 1
- Page amount
- 454 pages
- Category
- Philosophy
- Format
- Ebook
- eISBN (PDF)
- 9781118165706
- Printed ISBN
- 9780471371229