Book of Proof. (5 reviews). Richard Hammack, Virginia Commonwealth University . Pub Date: ISBN Publisher: Independent. Book of Proof has ratings and 11 reviews. David said: Playing with Numbers22 June – Sydney Well, what do you know, a university textbook that. This free book is an introduction to the language and standard proof methods of mathematics. – free book at

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You do not have license to alter content for anything other than personal use. 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.

Lee rated it it was amazing Mar 25, Luis rated it really liked it Nov 12, Luiz Gustavo rated it really liked it Jan 14, There are a few things I would like to see dealt with in more depth–specifically, a few more examples and exercises for each of uniqueness proofs, “the following are equivalent” proofs, the Well-Ordering Principle, and strong induction. The diagrams, charts, boxes, tables, headings, and the use of boldface and italic font to indicate definitions and other key concepts, are very helpful to better organize the material.

A Introduction to Proofs and the Mathematical Vernacular by Martin Day – Virginia Tech The book helps students make the transition from freshman-sophomore calculus to more proof-oriented upper-level mathematics courses. Alth This book is an introduction to the language and standard proof methods of mathematics.

The organization of the text is one of its strengths.


Book of Proof

Lauri Tuomaala rated it it was amazing Mar richarf, Published May 31st by Richard Hammack first published The definitions, theorems, and examples given, as well as the notation used, are good, standard, and well presented. Yeah, seriously, maths really does mess with your head.

Aug 28, Kyle rated it it was amazing. Hover on the chapter title to see the subsections.

We will not need to prepare students with introductions to other proof techniques except perhaps proof by computer? Likewise, the perfect number theorem’s proof felt 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. There are no obvious grammatical errors, as far profo I could see. I have used this as a supplemental text in a few courses, and would totally consider adopting it as the primary text for the right course.

Questions of this nature belong to the theoretical realm hamkack mathematics. If you hammaci books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. For better or for worse, cultural relevance does not typically play into a mathematics text and this text is no different.

This is a book about how to prove theorems. I am deviating a bit this semester from the given order, but the book makes this easily doable, and it is still well organized even with the order mixed up a bit. Iillexial rated it it was amazing Jul 05, But how do we know it is true?

The book is quite clear in explaining the various topics covered, particularly when it comes to set theory and basic proof techniques. Mar 25, Brian C Albrecht rated it it was amazing Shelves: Give us your mail and will notify you when the problem is resolved.


His writing is lucid and structured just as well as the book is with sentences that are explicit and clear and consistent. It has a specific job, to teach basic proofs.

Book of Proof by Richard Hammack

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 Book of Proof by Richard Hammack. Any problem with this book or download? I really enjoyed the topics in the text, including Chapters Want to Read ot. Like seriously, richarc than one! However, in learning calculus you were probably far more concerned with how that theorem could be applied than in understanding why it is true.

Book of Proof by Richard Hammack

That’s not the book’s fault. This book is an introduction to that realm. Virginia Commonwealth University Number of pages: I also wish there were a “what to read next” appendix or something for the autodidact.

Dienekes rated it it was amazing Sep 04, But there is another side of mathematics that is more theoretical richxrd computational.