An introduction to proofs and to writing mathematics. Logic; propositional calculus; quantifiers, rules of inference, sets; set operations; cardinality and countability; relations, including partial orders and equivalence relations; functions; proof techniques such as direct proof; indirect proof; contradiction, and mathematical induction; basic properties of the integers.

Credit Weight:
0.5
Prerequisite(s):
MHF4U or permission of the Chair of the Department
Offering:
0-0; 3-1
Notes:
Students who have previous credit in Mathematics 1281 may not take Mathematics 1271/1272 for credit.
Course Classifications:
Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences