Methods of Proof

  • Răzvan GelcaEmail author
  • Titu Andreescu


The first chapter is introductory, it explains some methods of mathematical proof: argument by contradiction, the principle of mathematical induction, the pigeonhole principle, the use of an ordering on a set, and the principle of invariance.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department Mathematics and StatisticsTexas Tech UniversityLubbockUSA
  2. 2.MathematicsUniversity of Texas at DallasRichardsonUSA

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