Administration Short chapters make the text easy to read and ideal for self-study or modular course designSolutions manual available with qualifying course adoptionDiscussion of Euler's formula and Platonic solids - an interesting and important application of induction rarely addressed at this levelTreatment of cubic equationsIntroductory overview of analysis that provides a well-motivated appetizer for this challenging but important topic More than 100 exercises, ranging from routine to ambitious
For many students interested in pursuing - or required to pursue - the study of mathematics, a critical gap exists between the level of their secondary school education and the background needed to understand, appreciate, and succeed in mathematics at the university level. A Concise Introduction to Pure Mathematics provides a robust bridge over this gap. In nineteen succinct chapters, it covers the range of topics needed to build a strong foundation for the study of the higher mathematics.Sets and proofsInequalitiesReal numbersDecimalsRational numbersIntroduction to analysisComplex numbersPolynomial equationsInductionIntegers and prime numbersCounting methodsCountabilityFunctionsInfinite setsPlatonic SolidsEuler's FormulaWritten in a relaxed, readable style, A Concise Introduction to Pure Mathematics leads students gently but firmly into the world of higher mathematics. It demystifies some of the perceived abstractions, intrigues its readers, and entices them to continue their exploration on to analysis, number theory, and beyond.