Language, notation and formulas
Language, notation and formulas

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Language, notation and formulas

Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • lay out and, where appropriate, label simple mathematical arguments

  • understand the precise mathematical meaning of certain common English words

  • understand and use common mathematical symbols

  • write clear, unambiguous mathematical solutions using appropriate notation

  • identify and modify some sources of ambiguity or inappropriate use of notation in a mathematical solution.


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