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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Other than this, I found the text to be not culturally insensitive or offensive.

The material covered in this textbook is very relevant and fundamental in mathematics, and this book covers all of the main topics. Dienekes rated it it was amazing Sep 04, As another reviewer pointed out, some of the problems in the logic section — negate “you can fool some people all the time, all Yeah, I remember the last time I was at Uni and the most expensive aspect of it was the books well, yes, the fees, but the government technically pays for that.

How to Prove Conditional Statements Chapter 3: Hammack’s website, but I bought the physical copy.

I have contacted the author about one typographical error I found during my reading, but it is error-free for richzrd majority of the textbook. Anyway, this is actually a mathematic text book and is all about how to do mathematical proofs.

Download or read it online for free here: Jet rated it really liked it Oct 01, I highly recommend any transition-to-proof or introduction-to-proof course be taught with this textbook.


The text is not culturally insensitive or offensive in any way. Comments This book is excellent for an introduction to mathematics proofs course. Enter your search keywords. This book is by far one of the best, richagd not, the best introduction to mathematical reasoning.

Since this topic is relevant for many aspiring mathematicians, the text will live a long life. I do use Chapter 3 combinatorics and add on some graph theory later on in the course.

I found no discrepancies while richarrd. The book in numbers Reload data. One way to improve diagrams and figures would be to label all of them, to hammafk them easier to refer to. I value the Euclidean uammack and Bezout’s Theorem “the gcd of two integers can always be written as the integer linear combination of those two integers” and its corollaries but I don’t like the proof presented here and I think the topics can be held back until a course in number theory or in the opening weeks of abstract algebra.

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One of my favorite diagrams is the one used to explain how mathematical induction works. Each chapter further has a number of sections typically which make hamack easy to follow the book’s progression and to find relevant topics. It is very easy to just do a search for terms to get there quickly, hammackk this would be a great addition.

We will not need to prepare students with introductions to other proof techniques except perhaps proof by computer?


Book of Proof by Richard Hammack

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.

In fact since when did idiots actually follow any structural form in their arguments, except for attempting to shut you down through the use of some fallacy, and then proceed to employ that fallacy in their own arguments. Nov 12, Parnell rated it it was amazing. Mar 08, hyacinth rated it it was amazing. Lee rated it it was amazing Mar 25, There is a preface, an introduction, an index, and solutions to selected exercises.

I’ve asked my students if they find the book useful and many have said they rely heavily on it.

Bopk not the book’s fault. Thanks to the readers who wrote to report mistakes and typos! At that job, it is the best book available.