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The Well-Ordering Principle as an Alternative to Mathematical Induction in Our Lower Division Recursive Formula Proofs
Cocks, Orrin G.
Two-Year College Mathematics Journal, 7, 1, 13-14, Feb 76
The principle of mathematical induction is often too sophisticated to use in freshman and sophomore courses. The well-ordering principle can be used to prove theorems such as the formula for the sum of the first n positive integers. (SD)
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