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Math: Proof: What is a proof?

Dec 20th, 2007 12:28
Knud van Eeden, Vikram Singh,


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--- Knud van Eeden --- 16 April 2005 - 06:47 pm ----------------------
Math: Proof: What is a proof?
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The methodology wherein hypothesis leads to conclusion.
This deductive process is known as proof.
A chain of coupled TRUE only statements, working from begin statements 
to
final conclusions.
A proof is a chain of logical reasoning (something like IF this is 
TRUE and
that is TRUE and that is TRUE and that is TRUE, ..., THEN this MUST be
TRUE).
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Your aim is to start from some assumptions and to arrive trough a 
chain of
true statements to what you have to show.
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Book: see also:
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[book: source: Davis, Philip - the mathematical experience - p. 7]
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Internet: see also:
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