Book of Proof. (5 reviews). Richard Hammack, Virginia Commonwealth University . Pub Date: ISBN Publisher: Independent. Proofs in Calculus. § and. § used in some e x ercises. Ignore them if. Chap ter. 3 is omitted. § used in tw o e x ercises. Richard Hammack. Book of. Book of Proof has ratings and 11 reviews. David said: Playing with Numbers22 June – Sydney Well, what do you know, a university textbook that.

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I really enjoy this book and love that it is free for my students. Not only does it cover all of the main topics for such a course, but it also discusses mathematical writing, which is key when it comes to making mathematical concepts clear.

More on Proof Chapter 4: Share your thoughts with other customers. A Structured Approach, 2nd Edition. Please try again later. The book is chaptered in a great, organized way. This book is, honestly, my first encounter with a thorough introduction to rigorous reasoning and argumentation.

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Please contact me if you find any additional mistakes, no matter how minor. Topics include sets, logic, counting, methods of conditional lf non-conditional proof, disproof, induction, relations, functions and infinite cardinality.


There are no obvious grammatical errors, as far as I could see. Thanks to the readers who wrote to report mistakes and typos! Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

You know, like the number zero, which European mathematicians avoided because it was, well, an Arab concept. I have used this book as the primary text for such a course twice, a course with two main goals: You can get the PDF for free on Prof. I wouldn’t call this book either “deep” or “comprehensive” but that’s not a criticism.

As a book used to transition students to upper level mathematics, this book does a fo nice job of calling out mathematical language norms and writing norms. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Relations, functions, and cardinality follow in chapter IV. Read reviews that mention easy to understand proof techniques discrete mathematics odd numbered easy read computer science available for free high school well written online for free almost nothing numbered problems solutions for odd recommend this book writing proofs prolf math exercises prroof free online like this book good examples.

Although there are certain aspects of the text I would modify, these aspects are minute compared to the amount of understanding and depth that the author introduces. The text is written in a conversational tone that is easy for students to follow. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. I’ve lately taken an interest in various types of algebras, but I realized I didn’t have the theoretical background.


I really enjoyed the topics in the text, including Chapters I hammxck the chapter on combinatorics and have not used those examples in the proofs so far.

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Reviews Learn more about reviews. And, it’s open source, which means it is not only free the author’s website is a google away but also remixable – meaning, you are free to create and distribute your own version of the text under a creative commons license http: Luis rated it really liked it Nov 12, Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Likewise, the perfect number theorem’s proof hammackk like a jump too high for many students so if time is pressing one could opt to postpone these topics in Chapters 7 and 8 respectively.

How to Prove It: The book’s chapters are divided into four parts Fundamentals; How to Prove Conditional Statements; More on Ridhard and Relations, Functions and Cardinalityand each part logically follows from the previous ones in b clear way.

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