Algebra 1 pp 1-12 | Cite as

Language of Mathematics 1 (Logic)

  • Ramji LalEmail author
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The principal aim of this small and brief chapter is to provide a logical foundation to sound mathematical reasoning and also to understand adequately the notion of a mathematical proof. Indeed, the incidence of paradoxes (Russell’s and Cantor’s paradoxes) during the turn of the nineteenth century led to a strong desire among the mathematicians to have a rigorous foundation to all disciplines in mathematics. In logic, the interest is in the form rather than the content of the statements.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Harish Chandra Research Institute (HRI)AllahabadIndia

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