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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 statements ______ _____ 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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