Mathematical Induction (Part 1)

Mathematical Induction (Part 1)
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Part of video series Mathematical Induction
Taught by IsAllAboutMath
Learn what mathematical induction is, where it came from, and how it is used to prove mathematical statements.
  • What is mathematical induction?
  • How do you use induction in math proofs?
  • How can you prove the sum of odd numbers is a square using induction?
  • How do you prove statements in math using induction?
  • Why is the summation from k = 1 to n of 2k - 1 equal to n^2?
  • Who came up with mathematical induction?
This video is vital for any math major, and for many other high-level math students, such as engineering majors. Mathematical induction is usually the first major type of proof learned, and therefore, is usually confusing to those just beginning proofs. This lesson explains very well where induction comes from and how it works, but the nuts and bolts of the actual technique are a bit shaky. Make sure to check out parts 2 and 3 of this series.
  • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
Reviewed by MathVids Staff on March 13, 2009.
 
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