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If you are interested in calculus I would suggest "ISBN: 9780387904597 Elementary analysis : the theory of calculus, Author: Kenneth A. Ross."

If you are interested in Algebra I would suggest "Introduction to Abstract Algebra, by Neal H. McCoy and Gerald J. Janusz ISBN: 9780982263310"

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http://books.google.se/books?id=lpt...ce=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

http://www.people.vcu.edu/~rhammack/BookOfProof/

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I will check out the links to both books and try to get a head start on this subject before fall classes start. I'm worried about the class, a lot :((, I have no experience in this area whatsoever. I did just fine in calculus and differential equations... but they kind of work off one another. This seems like a totally different area of maths.

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I just finished a junior level course in mathematical proofs. We used the 3rd edition of this book: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_...athematical+proofs,aps,1188&tag=pfamazon01-20 . I purchased the 2nd edition to save money, and comparing side-by-side, the two editions aren't that different. It reads relatively easily, and has sections on logic, truth tables, logical equivalence, direct proofs, proof by contradiction, minimum counter example proofs, induction, strong induction. Our class mostly did number theory to focus on the methods of proofs, other professors just into a couple new advanced topics (e.g. rings) and they learn how to prove along the way.

A discrete math text would also be worth looking into for logic, and goodwillbooks.com will probably have one that you can get to your door for less than $5.

A discrete math text would also be worth looking into for logic, and goodwillbooks.com will probably have one that you can get to your door for less than $5.

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https://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Analysis-Stephen-Abbott/dp/0387950605

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