Book of Proof

Book of Proof This book is an introduction to the language and standard proof methods of mathematics It is a bridge from the computational courses such as calculus or differential equations that students typically

  • Title: Book of Proof
  • Author: Richard Heath Hammack
  • ISBN: 9780989472104
  • Page: 479
  • Format: Paperback
  • This book is an introduction to the language and standard proof methods of mathematics It is a bridge from the computational courses such as calculus or differential equations that students typically encounter in their first year of college to a abstract outlook It lays a foundation for theoretical courses such as topology, analysis and abstract algebra AlthThis book is an introduction to the language and standard proof methods of mathematics It is a bridge from the computational courses such as calculus or differential equations that students typically encounter in their first year of college to a abstract outlook It lays a foundation for theoretical courses such as topology, analysis and abstract algebra Although it may be meaningful to the student who has had some calculus, there is really no prerequisite other than a measure of mathematical maturity Topics include sets, logic, counting, methods of conditional and non conditional proof, disproof, induction, relations, functions and infinite cardinality.

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    1. Outstanding. 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. There is certainly enough here for a full semester's work. 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 (creativecommons/licenses/b) as long as you do so under the same [...]

    2. This is an excellent book if you want to know how to read and understand proofs or how to derive proofs yourself.I can confidently recommend this book to autodidacts. I studied it in my personal study hour in the morning before work.Richard Hammack is clearly an adept teacher; he masterfully structured this book with a range of student exposure to the material in-mind. From the complete beginner (as in my case, I only had highschool algebra with some non-rigorously, self-taught compsci) to the m [...]

    3. Hammacks's Book of Proof is a wonderful introduction to the world of upper division mathematics. I think that this book would be perfect to read before starting with LA/DEs and I wish I had read it before taking those classes. Hammack gently leads the reader through many important mathematic concepts that are taken as understood by the reader in many upper division classes. This books is a must read for anyone going into upper division math, regardless of major!

    4. I feel weird giving 5 stars to a book about proofs. It's not a great book in the sense that The Great Gatsby is. Getting over that, I'm assuming anyone who would look at this book would know what to expect from it.It has a specific job, to teach basic proofs. At that job, it is the best book available. You can get the PDF for free on Prof. Hammack's website, but I bought the physical copy. So before you start your Real Analysis course with Baby Rudin or your graduate economics courses with proof [...]

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