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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There is a preface, an introduction, an boom, and solutions to selected exercises. How can we convinceourselves or others of its validity? I thought that section 5. Hammacks’s Book of Proof is a wonderful introduction to the world of upper division mathematics. The book is consistent in its use of definitions, diagrams, and terminology. This book will initiate you into an esoteric priof. Forexample, in computing the area under a curve, you use the fundamentaltheorem of calculus.

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This is a book about how to prove theorems. Danny rated it it was amazing Feb 23, May 28, Ramesh marked it as to-read. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

You can get the PDF for free on Prof. Iillexial rated it it was amazing Jul 05, Edward Rustin rated it it was amazing Jul 16, For example, in ridhard index, I would have liked hyperlinks back to the page where the term was defined.


Depending on your Internet connection, the file may fail to open. I skipped the chapter on combinatorics and have not used those examples in the proofs so far.

As a book used to transition students to upper level mathematics, this book does a very nice job of calling out mathematical language norms and writing norms. It’s a great book.

Book of Proof

Numerous examples are intertwined with introduction of concepts and thoughtful exercises echo the themes of each section. One of my favorite diagrams is the one used to explain how mathematical induction works.

Virginia Commonwealth University Pages: Likewise, the perfect number theorem’s proof felt like a jump too high richzrd many students so if time is pressing one could opt to postpone these topics in Chapters 7 and 8 respectively. Anyway, this is actually a mathematic text book and is all about how to do mathematical proofs.

It has a specific job, to teach basic proofs. This file is very large 1. Quotes from Book of Proof. It was a PDF version of a proof textbook.

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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 Standard techniques including proof by contradiction and mathematical induction are well-represented. If you have done many proofs, this book isn’t for you. In this third edition, Chapter 3 on counting has been expanded and there is a new chapter on calculus proofs.


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 book in numbers Reload data. This will lf you for advanced mathematics courses, for you will be better able to understand proofs, write your own proofs and think critically and inquisitively about mathematics.

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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Themathematical techniques and procedures that you have learned and usedup until now have their origins in this theoretical side of mathematics. One way to improve diagrams and figures would be to label all of them, to make them easier to refer to. Enter your search keywords.