Foundations of Mathematics
American University Catalog 2017-2018
   

MATH-403 Foundations of Mathematics (3)


An introduction to the proof-based methodology of advanced mathematics courses, with emphasis on the fundamentals of logic and set theory (truth-tables and quantifiers, Boolean operations, functions, relations, and cardinality); elementary number theory (mathematical induction and modular arithmetic), and structural properties of the fields of real and complex numbers. Crosslist: MATH-603 . Usually Offered: fall and spring. Prerequisite: MATH-222 .

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