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!!

2. Originally Posted by calcprincess88
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!!
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).

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?

3. Originally Posted by calcprincess88
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!!
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)

RonL

4. Originally Posted by Jhevon

what text are you using?
I am using A Transition to Advanced Mathematics Sixth Edition by Douglas Smith, maurice Eggen, and Richard St. Andre.

5. Originally Posted by CaptainBlank
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.

6. Originally Posted by ThePerfectHacker
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

RonL

7. wow. now you guys are getting me interested. i think i'm going to buy the book

8. Originally Posted by calcprincess88
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.

9. Originally Posted by CaptainBlank
Given that it was written by Tim Gower that is not supprising
I know him from this speech.

10. Originally Posted by ThePerfectHacker
I know him from this speech.
Yes, I have seen it.

RonL

11. Thank you for your help! hopefully I'll get a good grade on my exam tomorrow

12. Originally Posted by calcprincess88
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.