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Mathematical Proofs

MATH 2412 with Professor Gamez

What is a Proof?

A proof is used by mathematicians as form of deductive argument  to explain that their statement is true.

Scholarly Information

The chart below provides a breakdown of the general structure or components of a scholarly articles in both a math and sciences. This is a generalization, you may find that the titles and organization varies between articles and journals.

 

Mathematics Sciences
  • Introduction
  • Proposition
    • Thesis or argument
  • Theorem 
    • A statement, proven on the basis of a previously established or proved statement form another formula
  • Definition
    • Expressing the essential nature of something.
  • Proof
    • The equation one is proving to be true
  • Example
    • Supporting argument with context
  • Corollary
    • Drawing connections from previously proven propositions
    • Discussion
    • Analysis
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Introduction
    • Background
    • Literary Review
    • History
    • Rational
  • Methodology
    • Study design
    • Population and sample
    • Data collection strategy
    • Measures and variables
    • Data analysis
  • Results and Findings
    • description of the sample
    • Outcomes of the study
  • Discussion
    • Argument
    • Critique
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
    • Works Cited
    • Bibliography

 

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