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The Process of Mathematical Proof
Introduction. Mathematical proofs use the rules of logical deduction that grew
out of the work of Aristotle around 350 BC. In Math 213 and other courses that
involve writing proofs, there may have been an unspoken assumption that you and
everyone else would instinctively follow those rules. Along the way you have
likely acquired an understanding of what is - and is not - acceptable mathe-
matical argument. To make sure that everyone starts this course from the same
logical point of view, this document discusses explicitly the ground rules of math-
ematical proof. You may find it a handy reference, especially at the start, to check
your reasoning.
A fundamental precept of deductive reasoning is the law of the excluded mid-
dle: every statement is either true or false, never both. Mathematics classifies
statements about mathematical ideas and sets as true or false. The most basic true
statements are the axioms of the particular branch of mathematics under study.
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