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Published: 12 March 2015

416 Pages | 113 b/w line drawings

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ISBN: 9780198706434


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The Foundations of Mathematics

Second Edition

Ian Stewart and David Tall

  • Explicitly suggests to the student ways they can increase their understanding.
  • Explains the motivation behind otherwise abstract foundational material in mathematics.
  • Guides the reader from an informal to a formal, axiomatic approach.
  • Extremely well-known bestselling authors.
  • New edition of a widely used book.
  • Highly illustrated.

New to this Edition:

  • The new edition of The Foundations of Mathematics is a major update, with four entirely new chapters and the remainder of the book updated as necessary.
  • The original opening chapter on · Mathematical Thinking has been completely rewritten and significantly expanded.
  • A brand new Part IV of the book on Using Axiomatic Systems contains three further new chapters on · Axiomatic Structures and Structure Theorems · Permutations and Groups · Infinitesimals

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