Goals

The goals of the course are first and foremost, to become proficient in the culture and practice of theoretical mathematical thinking, to:

  • understand written mathematics
  • communicate mathematics
  • study mathematics effectively in an independent way
  • distinguish logical correctness and error
  • cultivate mathematical creativity
  • synthesize and use novel definitions
  • create novel proofs

and, I hope, to enjoy the process.

Second, we aim to become proficient in the use of

  • logic
  • set theory
  • functions
  • relations
  • induction
  • counting
  • further topics

Professor Katherine Stange, Spring 2018