MATH 2504 – The Mathematician's Toolkit

What do mathematicians do? How is mathematics done? This course explores these questions via an introduction to the mathematical habits of mind and abstract reasoning requisite for the study of mathematics. Core mathematical concepts such as sets, elementary logic, proof techniques, functions and relations, cardinality and counting are studied. Serving as a transition course, the content and philosophy of the course are designed to introduce students to the type of mathematics encountered in upper-level courses. Prerequisite: Math 1324 or permission of instructor. Math majors are strongly encouraged to take this course during their first two years. IV