Higher Education

Foundations of Higher Mathematics, 3rd Edition

  • Peter Fletcher Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
  • C. Wayne Patty Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
  • ISBN-10: 053495166X  |  ISBN-13: 9780534951665
  • 336 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1992
  • © 1996 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $306.00



This text introduces students to basic techniques of writing proofs and acquaints them with some fundamental ideas. The authors assume that students using this text have already taken courses in which they developed the skill of using results and arguments that others have conceived. This text picks up where the others left off -- it develops the students' ability to think mathematically and to distinguish mathematical thinking from wishful thinking.

Table of Contents

1. The Logic and Language of Proofs
2. Sets
3. Mathematical Induction
4. Relations and Orders
5. Functions
6. Combinatorial Proofs
7. Countable and Uncountable Sets
8. Introduction to Groups
9. Foundations of Advanced Calculus
References / Selected Answers and Hints / Index

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Peter Fletcher

Ph.D., University of North Carolina

C. Wayne Patty

Ph.D., University of Georgia