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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Book of Proof by Richard Hammack

The online interface is a hammafk pdf that appears just as you would expect from the hardcopy. I have used this book as the primary text for such a course twice, a course with two main goals: Want to Read saving…. There is a problem with the download and it throws an error. This book will initiate you into an esoteric world.

My email address is on my home page. And, dichard open source, which nook 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 http: In the long run, the text might benefit from a mathjax-designed interface like that of, say, Judson’s “Abstract Algebra. For better or for worse, cultural relevance does not typically play into a mathematics text and this text is no different.


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.

The text also allows for a variety of pedagogical styles — with a nice mixture of prof direct writing, examples, and a lot of relevant problems. How can we convinceourselves or others of its validity? Very clear and well organized, and defines all new terminology.

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This book is by hamack one of the best, if not, the best introduction to mathematical reasoning. Your bookstore will need to know that the book is distributed by Ingram. You do not have license to alter content for anything other than personal use.

Furthermore, the examples and figures are outstanding. Views Downloads Reads Likes This may take several minutes. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. David Leach rated it really liked it Jun 29, Social likes Nothing yet About the Book This is a book about how to prove theorems. Paperbackpages. I skipped the chapter on combinatorics and have not used those examples in the proofs so far. However, the choice and emphasis on most topics is highly satisfactory.


Virginia Commonwealth University Number of pages: I will be incorporating these sections in my future courses due to the elegant way the author has handled these techniques. More succinct than Fo How to Prove It. It is designed to be the textbook for a bridge course that introduces undergraduates to abstract mathematics. Comments I really enjoy this richadd and love that it is free for my students.

Hammacks’s Book of Proof is a wonderful introduction to the world of upper division mathematics. Dzmitry Horbach rated it it was amazing Sep 18, Questions of this nature belong to thetheoretical realm of mathematics.

Book of Proof by Richard Hammack

Kimberly Hendrickson rated it really liked it Dec 10, 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.

Hammack gently leads the reader through many important mathematic concepts that are taken as understood by the reader in many upper division classes.

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