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Unformatted text preview: 1/13/2010 1 MAE 3811 – Sp. 2010 Mahoney In general, Mathematics is an over simplification of the world. It use symbols and ideas to model real situations and problem. Our first topic, Logic (Section 1-3), is an example of how mathematics does this with language and reasoning skills. Definition: A Statement is a sentence that is either _______ or _______ but not ________. Which ever one it is, we call it the statement’s ______ _____ Question: What is another word for a statement? MAE 3811 – Sp. 2010 Mahoney Examples: Which are statements? a) 354,982 ÷ 22,511 = 6 b) Today is Friday. c) Cold Weather is Fun! d) Come Here, Now! e) Do you like Math? f) x – 5 = 32 Statements can come in two varieties. Simple: Compound: The branch of formal logic, which is a hybrid of Mathematics and Philosophy, makes dealing with statements easier by converting written statement to ___________. 1/13/2010 2 MAE 3811 – Sp. 2010 Mahoney Definition: A logical connective is a “something” which _______ or _______ two statements together....
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- Spring '11
- Logic, Mahoney