2019 Winter MAT102: Intro to Math Proof

The main topics that we cover in this course are:

  1. Numbers, and Inequalities.
  2. Sets, functions and fields.
  3. Informal logic.
  4. Mathematical Induction.
  5. Bijections and cardinality.
  6. Integers and divisibility.
  7. Relations.

The course note is available: MAT102

The slides for weekly lectures can be found here:

  1. MAT102_Week1-2
  2. MAT102_Week2-3
  3. MAT102_Week 4-5
  4. MAT102_Week 6
  5. MAT102_Week 7
  6. MAT102_Week 8
  7. MAT102_Week 9
  8. MAT102_Week10
  9. MAT102_Week 11-12

Below are a few short video clips I made to explain certain questions upon students’ request.

  1. 2.5.29 Part a) Prove or disprove if two functions f and g are bounded, then their sum f+g is bounded.
  2. 2.5.29 Part b). Prove of disprove if two functions f and g are bounded, then f^2-g^2 is bounded.
  3. 2.5.50. Show that in any field F, the equation x^2 = 1 can have at most two solutions.
    Can you think of a field in which the equation x^2 = 1 has exactly one solution?

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