School Of Computer, Data And Mathematical Sciences

Mathematical Proof and ReasoningWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 301177.2


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Undergraduate level of knowledge in mathematics or statistics

About this Unit
Proving and getting a new proposition by careful reasoning from given propositions, is the essence of mathematics. Proof is what makes mathematics special and eternal. This unit looks at the different methods of proof and reasoning that can be employed to verify that statements are true or not. Students will consider propositions and theorems from various areas of mathematics and look at classic, interesting and sometimes novel ways these can be proved. Successful students taking this unit will not only be able to follow and determine if a proof is correct, but become proficient at mathematical reasoning.

8083.2Bachelor of Research StudiesCURRENT

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