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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Lots of exercises with a lot of New terms are always carefully defined, and a number of useful diagrams richarc the text add to the clarity of the explanations.

I cannot recommend this book any more highly to people who are new to Mathematics. Preview — Book of Proof by Richard Hammack.

Reviews, Ratings, and Recommendations: Oc picked this book up because I’m teaching myself Abstract Algebra for which one must fichard able to prove things and it would be nice to see a list of books recommended by Richard Hammack that go deeper on some of the topics he touched on in Book of Proof.

All of the major types are covered. Now to the cons, the paper quality is below average for a paper back.

Book of Proof by Richard Hammack

For better or for worse, cultural relevance does not typically play into a mathematics text and this text is no different. Until this point in your education, you may have regarded mathematics primarily as a computational discipline. Topics include sets, logic, counting, methods of conditional and non-conditional proof, disproof, induction, relations, book, calculus proofs and infinite cardinality.

I was impressed by how easy to read and well organized this textbook is. How to Think About Analysis. Anyway, this is actually a mathematic ricard book and is all about how to do mathematical proofs. 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.

If yb have read this lovely book and feel you still need to know more about proof, then the next step would be ‘How To Prove It’ by Velleman.


Explore the Home Gift Guide. In the long run, the text might benefit from a mathjax-designed interface like that of, say, Judson’s “Abstract Algebra.

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He introduces proofs gently enough to allow a determined self-student stay with it. But I’m finding the payoff is high. How to Solve It: From the complete beginner as in my case, I only had highschool algebra with some non-rigorously, self-taught compsci to the more proficient, if ;roof don’t feel confident with proofs, Hammack has your back.

Book of Proof by Richard Hammack

I’ve lately taken an interest in various types of algebras, but I realized I didn’t have the theoretical background. How to Prove Conditional Statements Chapter 3: Then again, if Cantor had read his history, he would have known all about this because everything somebody attempting vy break the mold and introduce something a little different, there would be a huge reaction.

Hover on the chapter title to see the subsections. The online interface is a plain pdf that appears just as you would expect from the hardcopy.

Book of Proof

Want to Read saving…. Comments 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. However, the choice and emphasis on most topics is highly satisfactory. There is no shortage of such texts on the book market yet I don’t see myself changing this choice of text for my course anytime soon.

I really enjoy this book and love that it is free for my students. The students are all prospective middle and high school teachers, and the main goals are to prepare them for upper level mathematics courses involving proofs, and to give them a brief introduction to discrete mathematics.

I had to re-read the chapter on Mathematical Induction and I had to redo all of the first twenty two exercises succeeding with more the second time through and running out of motivation on the otherseven so, I feel as though I have access to tools now that I never really knew existed and I feel secure in the knowledge that I can also refer back to this excellent book if I’m ever unsure of something in the future.


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The approach in teaching the various proof outlines is especially relevant to novice proof-writers, particularly in Chapter 4 where illustrations show a proof being constructed, step by step, from the outline. What I wanted from the text was to somehow incorporate the additional nuances that make eBooks slightly better than paper.

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How can we convinceourselves or others of its validity? Also, mathematical induction ricjard be covered before other proof techniques. Yeah, I remember the last time I was at Uni and the most expensive aspect of it was the books ot, yes, the fees, but the government technically pays for that. It is ideal for the many American undergraduates who come to college with little or no experience with proof or formal reasoning and need to be brought up to speed quickly in order to succeed in upper-level mathematics courses.

I found no discrepancies while reading.

Although it may be more meaningful to the prkof who has had some calculus, there richad really no prerequisite other than a measure of mathematical maturity.

Students, who were expected to read considerable sections of the text before coming to class also reported that the text was very good and they liked that the price was right! You know, like the number zero, which European mathematicians avoided because it was, well, an Arab concept.