Definition:Principle of Mathematical Induction/Induction Hypothesis
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Terminology of Principle of Mathematical Induction
Consider a Proof by Mathematical Induction.
The assumption made that $\map P k$ is true for some $k \in \Z$ is the induction hypothesis.
Also known as
The induction hypothesis can also be referred to as the inductive hypothesis.
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