# Fundamentals of Advanced Mathematics

**Introduction:**

This course is designed to act as an introduction to proof based high-level mathematics. It guides students to think mathematically by analyzing a problem, extracting the pertinent information, and drawing appropriate conclusions.

This course will follow “A Transition to Advanced Mathematics” (Smith, Eggen, St. Andre; 6th Edition).

“In summary, our main goals in this text are to improve the student’s ability to think and write in a mature mathematical fashion and to provide a solid understanding of the material most useful for advanced coursed… in almost any mathematically related work you may do, the kind of reasoning you need to be able to do is the same reasoning you sue in proving theorems.” (Smith, preface)

I believe that understanding mathematics is a prerequisite to all other understanding.

My goal in this course is to convince you of the validity of this statement.