## Tools of the Trade: Introduction to Advanced Mathematics (Google eBook)This book provides a transition from the formula-full aspects of the beginning study of college level mathematics to the rich and creative world of more advanced topics. It is designed to assist the student in mastering the techniques of analysis and proof that are required to do mathematics. Along with the standard material such as linear algebra, construction of the real numbers via Cauchy sequences, metric spaces and complete metric spaces, there are three projects at the end of each chapter that form an integral part of the text. These projects include a detailed discussion of topics such as group theory, convergence of infinite series, decimal expansions of real numbers, point set topology and topological groups. They are carefully designed to guide the student through the subject matter. Together with numerous exercises included in the book, these projects may be used as part of the regular classroom presentation, as self-study projects for students, or for Inquiry Based Learning activities presented by the students. |

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### Contents

Sets Functions and Other Basic Ideas | 1 |

1 Sets and Elements | 2 |

3 The Algebra of Sets | 4 |

4 Cartesian Products Counting and Power Sets | 8 |

5 Some Sets of Numbers | 10 |

6 Equivalence Relations and the Construction of Q | 15 |

7 Functions | 22 |

8 Countability and Other Basic Ideas | 30 |

4 Intervals | 97 |

5 The Construction of the Real Numbers | 98 |

6 Convergence in R | 102 |

7 Automorphisms of Fields | 107 |

8 Construction of the Complex Numbers | 108 |

9 Convergence in C | 110 |

10 Independent Projects | 115 |

Metric and Euclidean Spaces | 125 |

9 Axiom of Choice | 38 |

10 Independent Projects | 41 |

Linear Algebra | 47 |

1 Fundamentals of Linear Algebra | 48 |

2 Linear Transformations | 54 |

3 Linear Transformations and Matrices | 56 |

4 Determinants | 59 |

5 Geometric Linear Algebra | 67 |

6 Independent Projects | 76 |

The Construction of the Real and Complex Numbers | 89 |

1 The Least Upper Bound Property and the Real Numbers | 90 |

2 Consequences of the Least Upper Bound Property | 92 |

3 Rational Approximation | 94 |

2 Definition and Basic Properties of Metric Spaces | 126 |

3 Topology of Metric Spaces | 129 |

4 Limits and Continuous Functions | 137 |

5 Compactness Completeness and Connectedness | 145 |

6 Independent Projects | 155 |

Complete Metric Spaces and the padic Completion of Q | 167 |

1 The Contraction Mapping Theorem and Its Applications | 168 |

2 The Baire Category Theorem and Its Applications | 170 |

3 The StoneWeierstrass Theorem | 172 |

4 The p adic Completion of Q | 176 |

5 Challenge Problems | 184 |

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