MS 250. Introduction to Proof. 3 Hours.
This course provides an introduction to the notion of mathematical proof, including a variety of techniques such as proof by contradiction and proof by mathematical induction. Topics covered typically include elementary logic, set theory, number theory, or abstract algebra, although no background is assumed in any of these areas. Students learn how to write proofs using proper notation, clear and concise language, in part by multiple revisions of their own work and critiques of others’. Prerequisite(s): MS 180.