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## How to Prove It : A Structured Approach by Daniel J. Velleman (2006, Paperback, Revised)

No background standard in high scholl mathematics is assumed. The textbook for my proof-writing class was essentially useless as it was an analysis book with a single chapter on proof-writing it was Analysis with an Introduction to Proof by Lay. There hod many books out there contending to be “the introduction to mathematics” for sophisticated readers.

Oct 12, Dan rated it liked it. Regular Algebra veloeman Finite Machines. Submit a new text post. VellemanPaperback, Revised 2 product ratings 4. The book is well written and the price is reasonable. Here is a more recent thread with book recommendations. It is a very interesting book that explains how mathematical proofs works from the bottom up. For comments, please send me an emailor reach out on on Twitter.

Geared to preparing students to make the transition from solving problems to proving theorems, this text teaches them the techniques needed to read and write proofs. It is very well-written from the point of view of someone with little mathematical knowledge beyond high-school math.

As someone who enjoys systematic-thinking, precision and rigour, I truly enjoyed the journey from simple, ordinary proofs to proofs involving different sizes of infinities.

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Exercises are boring, examples are boring, no thrill of discovery. Transportation Paperback Books Revised Edition. The title should be at least 4 characters long. Jan 11, Achmed rated it it was amazing. Finally, the book ends with a chapter on induction including strong induction and a chapter on infinite sets.

### Daniel J. Velleman, How to Prove It: A Structured Approach – PhilPapers

How to Think Like a Mathematician. Sign in to use this feature. Account Options Sign in. I picked this book up because Proge had zero experience with proofs, and was seriously struggling while trying to learn math. Tk 22, Daeus rated it it was amazing.

Oct 06, William Schram rated it it was amazing Shelves: The exercises smartly progress from very simple to challenging, giving the reader an opportunity to practice proof techniques and really understand how to use the matehmatical tools needed for the task. Revised Edition Professional Paperback Textbooks. These concepts are used as the basis for a step-by-step breakdown of the most important techniques used in constructing proofs.

Similarly power of proof by induction was on display in solving many humongous problems. How to Prove It: I truly enjoyed the journey from simple, ordinary proofs to proofs involving different sizes of infinities.

Also note that there is no shortage of exercises — you can do as ma I picked this book up because I had zero experience with proofs, and was seriously struggling while trying to learn math. Jul 05, Andre Harmse rated it really liked it. This includes reference requests – also see our lists of recommended books and free online resources.

To summarise, – Quantifiers are everywhere. One small thing that could have been better is the treatment of empty sets. The book begins with the basic concepts of logic and set theory, to vellemwn students with the language of mathematics and how it is interpreted.

May 31, MLO rated it really liked it. Numerous exercises give students the opportunity to construct their own proofs. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Used it for a Logic class and was very helpful. In most of the sections, author also explains about how he arrived at a solution which helped in understanding how to approach a problem. I recall back from my math courses in Daniwl, when I was losing points on proofs it was always because I missed to explain some crucial steps. How to Think About Analysis. There’s a chapter on relations, including closures.

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Many times proof looked correct but turned out wrong because of a conceptual mistake. See details for additional description. Please review your cart.

An Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning. It is very readable and will probably be understandable for someone at your level.