By Douglas Smith, Maurice Eggen, Richard St. Andre

ISBN-10: 0495562025

ISBN-13: 9780495562023

A TRANSITION TO complex arithmetic is helping scholars make the transition from calculus to extra proofs-oriented mathematical examine. the main winning textual content of its sort, the seventh version maintains to supply an organization starting place in significant ideas wanted for persisted research and publications scholars to imagine and exhibit themselves mathematically--to examine a scenario, extract pertinent proof, and draw acceptable conclusions. The authors position non-stop emphasis all through on enhancing students' skill to learn and write proofs, and on constructing their serious know-how for recognizing universal blunders in proofs. innovations are sincerely defined and supported with specified examples, whereas plentiful and various routines supply thorough perform on either regimen and more difficult difficulties. scholars will come away with a superb instinct for the kinds of mathematical reasoning they'll have to observe in later classes and a greater realizing of ways mathematicians of all types procedure and clear up difficulties.

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A) (b) (c) Let’s examine the truth values of these statements for the universe ޒ: (Ex)(x ≥ 3) (Ex)(x 2 = 0) (Ex)(x 2 = −1) Copyright 2011 Cengage Learning, Inc. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. 02, and many other real numbers. Thus the truth set contains at least one real number. Statement (b) is true because the truth set of x 2 = 0 is precisely {0} and thus is nonempty. Since the open sentence x 2 = −1 is never true for real numbers, the truth set of x 2 = −1 is empty.

Should this be (Ex)[A(x) ∧ S( x)] or (Ex)[A(x) ⇒ S(x)]? The first form says “There is an object x such that it is an apple and it has spots,” which is correct. On the other hand, (Ex)[A( x) ⇒ S(x)] reads “There is an object x such that, if it is an apple, then it has spots,” which does not ensure the existence of apples with spots. The sentence (Ex)[A( x) ⇒ S( x)] is true in every universe for which there is an object x such that either x is not an apple or x has spots, which is not the meaning we want.

May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. 4 10. ૺ ૺ ૺ ૺ 11. ଁ ଁ Basic Proof Methods I 27 (e) ∼ (Ex)(x2 < 0). x)(x2 = 0). ()ޒ (g) (∀x)(x is odd ⇒ x2 is odd). ()ގ Which of the following are true in the universe of all real numbers? (a) (∀x)(Ey)(x + y = 0). (b) (Ex)(∀y)(x + y = 0). (c) (Ex)(Ey)(x2 + y2 = −1). (d) (∀x)[x > 0 ⇒ ( Ey)(y < 0 ∧ xy > 0)]. (e) (∀y)(Ex)(∀z)(xy = xz). (f) (Ex)(∀y)(x ≤ y). (g) (∀y)(Ex)(x ≤ y). y)(y < 0 ∧ y + 3 > 0). x)(∀y)(x = y2). x)(x = y2). y)(∀w)(w2 > x − y).

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