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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If you have done many proofs, this book isn’t for you. A native of rural southern Virginia, he studied painting at Rhode Island School of Design before an interest in computer graphics and visualization led him to mathematics. Is this feature helpful? From the complete beginner as in my hammacck, I only had highschool algebra with some non-rigorously, self-taught compsci to the m This is an excellent book if you want bg know how to read and understand proofs or how to derive proofs yourself.

In this approach, the primary goal is to understandmathematical structures, to prove mathematical statements, and evento invent or discover new mathematical theorems and theories.

I have used this book as the primary text for such a course twice, a course with two main goals: Thank you for your feedback. I really enjoyed the topics in the text, including Chapters No trivia or quizzes yet.

He works mostly in the areas of combinatorics and graph theory. Other than this, I found the text to be not culturally insensitive or offensive. I am b undergraduate freshman student majoring in maths and physics. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Direct, Contrapositive, Contradiction, Induction, etc.


About the Book This is a book about how to prove theorems. Hats off to Dr.

I wish the exercises had a difficulty ranking e. Richard Hammack is clearly an adept teacher; he masterfully structured this book with a range of student exposure to the material in-mind.

However, the choice and emphasis on most topics is highly satisfactory. More succinct boko Velleman’s How to Prove It. On the second role, the book lacks a sense of what the major might expect out of a mathematics degree and so when I use this book in a course I normally assign a cheap Dover secondary text for this purpose, along the lines of Ian Stewart’s “Concepts of Modern Mathematics,” the chapters of which naturally complement those of this text.

Book of Proof by Richard Hammack

Please let me know if you use Book of Proof in your classes. Topics include sets, logic, counting, methods of conditional and non-conditional proof, disproof, induction, relations, functions, calculus hwmmack and infinite cardinality. The topics are presented in a clear fashion with themes in each section clearly stated and how one sections theme builds upon previously developed themes.

Preview — Book of Proof by Richard Hammack. How to Solve It: Number Theory Dover Books on Mathematics. The book’s chapters are divided into bok parts Fundamentals; How to Prove Conditional Statements; More on Proof; and Relations, Functions and Cardinalityand each part logically follows from the previous ones in a clear way.

Book of Proof by Richard Hammack

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. I feel weird giving 5 stars to a book about proofs. How to Think About Analysis. This book is an introduction to the standard methods of proving mathematical theorems. Comments I really enjoy this book and love that it is free for my students. There is a preface, an introduction, an index, and solutions to selected exercises.


Showing of 78 reviews. Furthermore, the examples and figures are outstanding. Amazon Hammck Refurbished products with a warranty. I’ve asked my students richafd they find the book useful and many have said they rely heavily on it.

Book of Proof

It’s not a great book in the sense that The Great Gatsby is. The interface was fine. Kudos to the author.

Luiz Gustavo rated it really liked it Jan 14, New terms are always carefully defined, and a number of useful diagrams throughout the text prokf to the clarity of the explanations. 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.

That said, I don’t find myself often deviating from the text’s content because it meets my needs. Written as a text for a one-semester “transition to higher mathematics” course, it introduces the undergraduate to logic and proofs and to the basic objects and language used in higher mathematics. It was a PDF version of a proof textbook. Numerous examples are intertwined with introduction of concepts and thoughtful exercises echo the themes of each section.

Hammack’s website, but I bought the physical copy.