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Book Information:

Author: R. E. Edwards
Title: A formal background to mathematics
Additional book information: Universitext, Springer-Verlag, New York-Berlin-Heidelberg, Volumes 1a and 1b, 1979, xxxiv + 933 pp., $29.80; Volumes 2a and 2b, 1980, xivii + 1170 pp., $39.80.

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  • 2. H. B. Griffiths, The implicit function theorem—technique versus understanding, Internat. J. Math. Ed. Sci. Tech. 15 (1984), no. 5, 541–551. MR 762000, 10.1080/0020739840150501
  • 3. H. B. Griffiths, Successes and failures of mathematical curricula in the past two decades, Proc. Internat. Congress of Math. Education (Berkeley, 1980) (to appear).
  • 4. H. B. Griffiths and P. J. Hilton, A comprehensive textbook of classical mathematics, Springer-Verlag, New York-Heidelberg, 1978. A contemporary interpretation; Reprinted from the 1970 edition. MR 511550
  • 5. J. Barkley Rosser, Logic for mathematicians, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York-Toronto-London, 1953. MR 0054531

Review Information:

Reviewer: H. B. Griffiths
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 5 (1981), 354-358