Engaging with Constructive and Nonconstructive Proof

  • Engaging with Constructive and Nonconstructive Proof

    Joe Garofalo, Christine P. Trinter, and Barbara A. Swartz
    Logical arguments use examples and existence to prove or disprove four statements.
    Conjecture and proof are the twin pillars of mathematics. . . . The concept of proof . . . brings something to mathematics that is missing from the other sciences . . . mathematicians have ways to build a logical argument that pins the label of “true” or “false” on practically any conjecture.
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