- Jumps right in with the needed vocabulary-gets students thinking like mathematicians from the beginning
- Offers a large variety of examples and problems with solutions for students to work through on their own
- Includes a collection of exercises without solutions to help instructors prepare assignments
- Contains an extensive list of basic mathematical definitions and concepts needed in abstract mathematics
The Nuts and Bolts of Proofs instructs students on the primary basic logic of mathematical proofs, showing how proofs of mathematical statements work. The text provides basic core techniques of how to read and write proofs through examples. The basic mechanics of proofs are provided for a methodical approach in gaining an understanding of the fundamentals to help students reach different results. A variety of fundamental proofs demonstrate the basic steps in the construction of a proof and numerous examples illustrate the method and detail necessary to prove various kinds of theorems.