80-110   The Nature of Mathematical Reasoning

Summer 2000

Dirk Schlimm

Homework No.1

Monday, July 3, 2000

Due Wednesday, July 5, 2000


Write a 1-2 page essay answering both of the following questions:

  1. What is the difference between mathematical reasoning and other forms of reasoning, e.g., scientific, historical?

  2. What is a proof?