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    Help please!

    Hey everyone!

    I was wondering if someone could suggest some good sites that would help me with my advanced mathematics class. I am learning about logic and proofs(i.e. Propositions, conditionals, quantifiers, basic proof methods, etc) and Set thoery (i.e. set operations, basic concepts, induction, indexed families of sets, etc). I really don't understand these topics and would like some addtional help. So anything you can suggest would be much appreciated!

    Thank you!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by calcprincess88 View Post
    Hey everyone!

    I was wondering if someone could suggest some good sites that would help me with my advanced mathematics class. I am learning about logic and proofs(i.e. Propositions, conditionals, quantifiers, basic proof methods, etc) and Set thoery (i.e. set operations, basic concepts, induction, indexed families of sets, etc). I really don't understand these topics and would like some addtional help. So anything you can suggest would be much appreciated!

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    here is like a crash course in advanced calc

    these helped me a little bit when i was doing advanced calc (though i suppose you're doing some kind of prerequisite to advanced calc).

    try a google search for "advanced calculus" or whatever your class is called.

    you may also want to try the MIT OpenCourseware website. they often have video lectures for courses as well as course materials.

    there are a lot of things in the topics you mentioned. maybe if you took them one at a time and expound on your difficulties, we would be able to help more

    what text are you using?
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    Quote Originally Posted by calcprincess88 View Post
    Hey everyone!

    I was wondering if someone could suggest some good sites that would help me with my advanced mathematics class. I am learning about logic and proofs(i.e. Propositions, conditionals, quantifiers, basic proof methods, etc) and Set thoery (i.e. set operations, basic concepts, induction, indexed families of sets, etc). I really don't understand these topics and would like some addtional help. So anything you can suggest would be much appreciated!

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    It sounds like you need to look at one or more of the books written to cover
    the transition between school and real maths.

    An inexpensive example is tim Gowers: "Mathematics: a very short introduction".

    (even though in the US this is twice the price it is in the UK)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jhevon View Post

    what text are you using?
    I am using A Transition to Advanced Mathematics Sixth Edition by Douglas Smith, maurice Eggen, and Richard St. Andre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainBlank View Post
    It sounds like you need to look at one or more of the books written to cover
    the transition between school and real maths.

    An inexpensive example is tim Gowers: "Mathematics: a very short introduction".
    It happens to be interesting (as I mentioned before). Of all Very Short Introduction series the top rated one on Amazon is the one on math.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePerfectHacker View Post
    It happens to be interesting (as I mentioned before). Of all Very Short Introduction series the top rated one on Amazon is the one on math.
    Given that it was written by Tim Gower that is not supprising

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    wow. now you guys are getting me interested. i think i'm going to buy the book
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    Quote Originally Posted by calcprincess88 View Post
    I am using A Transition to Advanced Mathematics Sixth Edition by Douglas Smith, maurice Eggen, and Richard St. Andre.
    ah, ok. so i suppose this is for a prerequisite course to advanced calc? or you may call it analysis. at first i thought that was the same book i used, the title is the same, but the authors are different. some of the stuff on the site i gave you should be too advanced then, but some stuff will still help, i'm sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainBlank View Post
    Given that it was written by Tim Gower that is not supprising
    I know him from this speech.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePerfectHacker View Post
    I know him from this speech.
    Yes, I have seen it.

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    Thank you for your help! hopefully I'll get a good grade on my exam tomorrow
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    Quote Originally Posted by calcprincess88 View Post
    Thank you for your help! hopefully I'll get a good grade on my exam tomorrow
    Oh, you got help from the posts? that's good.
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