Closing the Deal—Proofs and Tools
Lecture no. 5 from the course: Art and Craft of Mathematical Problem Solving
Taught by Professor Paul Zeitz | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Mathematics Courses
Learn how to "close the deal" on some of the outstanding conjectures from the previous lecture by using airtight arguments, or proofs. These include deductive proof, proof by contradiction, and algorithmic proof—along with the narrow (and often overestimated) power of specific tools or "tricks," such as the "massage" tool, to make a mathematical expression simpler.