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Book Recommendations for Proofs

kanderson

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Jul 7, 2012
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I want a good book with an introduction to either graduate or undergraduate mathematics that has excercises and clear explanations.
 

caffeinemachine

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Mar 10, 2012
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I want a good book with an introduction to either graduate or undergraduate mathematics that has excercises and clear explanations.
I have never seen any book titled "Intro to undergrad math". Maybe there are such books but I don't know.
"Elementary Number Theory by David M Burton" is an excellent book. If one wants to start reading non High School math then I guess this is a good place to start. You will get to know numerous proof techniques not used at all in high school. It has a lot of exercises too.
 

Evgeny.Makarov

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Jan 30, 2012
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Undergraduate, and especially graduate, math is divided into subjects: analytical geometry, linear algebra, abstract algebra, calculus, discrete mathematics and so on. I personally never studied any generic higher math or proof methods per se; I studied the subjects above and in the process I learned how proofs work.

That said, when I started college I already had a good background in math, so starting abstract algebra directly may not work for everyone. This thread on MathOverflow seems to have a nice selection of books about proofs.