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A TeXas Style Introduction to Proof

A TeXas Style Introduction to Proof

By Ron Taylor and Patrick X. Rault

Print ISBN: 978-1-93951-213-0
Electronic ISBN: 978-1-61444-625-5
176 pp., Paperbound, 2017
List Price: $50.00
MAA Member: $37.50
Series: MAA Textbooks

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A TeXas Style Introduction to Proof is an IBL textbook designed for a one-semester course on proofs (the "bridge course") that also introduces TeX as a tool students can use to communicate their work.

As befitting "textless" text, the book is, as one reviewer characterized it, "minimal." Written in an easy-going style, the exposition is just enough to support the activities, and it is clear, concise, and effective. The book is well organized and contains ample carefully selected exercises that are varied, interesting, and probing, without being discouragingly difficult.

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About the Authors

Ron Taylor is Professor of Mathematics at Berry College. Ron is a 2002 Project NExT Fellow of the MAA and recipient of two teaching awards presented by Berry College, in addition to the 2013 MAA Southeastern Section Distinguished Teaching Award and the 2018 Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award presented by the MAA. Ron has done research in functional analysis, operator theory, knot theory, geometry, symbolic logic, number theory and graph theory.

Patrick X. Rault is an Associate Professor at the University of Arizona. Patrick is a 2008 Project NExT Fellow of the MAA and, while at the State University of New York at Geneseo, he received the 2015 Henry L. Alder Award presented by the MAA. Patrick has done research in number theory and matrix analysis. For his work on bridging the gap between research and the classroom he was awarded by the Council on Undergraduate Research’s Math-Computer Science division with an inagural Faculty Mentoring Award for Outstanding Mentoring of Undergraduate Students in Research.

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