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Review of Q.E.D.: Beauty in Mathematical Proof

Review of Q.E.D.: Beauty in Mathematical Proof
Review of Q.E.D.: Beauty in Mathematical Proof
Q.E.D.: Beauty in Mathematical Proof by Monash University Mathematics Professor Burkard Polster. As might be expected, the emphasis is on visually oriented proofs and constructions, which are admirably illustrated, but induction and regrouping get a look-in as well. Of course a partial proof is no proof at all, but excessive rigour is the enemy of terse exposition. Polster resolves this problem neatly by including an appendix that looks at how careless proofs can fail.
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Wright, M.C.M.
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Wright, M.C.M.
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Wright, M.C.M. (2008) Review of Q.E.D.: Beauty in Mathematical Proof. Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society, 372, 30-31.

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Q.E.D.: Beauty in Mathematical Proof by Monash University Mathematics Professor Burkard Polster. As might be expected, the emphasis is on visually oriented proofs and constructions, which are admirably illustrated, but induction and regrouping get a look-in as well. Of course a partial proof is no proof at all, but excessive rigour is the enemy of terse exposition. Polster resolves this problem neatly by including an appendix that looks at how careless proofs can fail.

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Published date: 2008

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Local EPrints ID: 57850
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/57850
ISSN: 0024-6093
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Date deposited: 20 Aug 2008
Last modified: 13 Mar 2019 20:33

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