How to Prove It has ratings and 26 reviews. Simon said: This is how math should be thought. It is a very interesting book that explains how mathemati. Many mathematics students have trouble the first time they take a course, such as linear algebra, abstract algebra, introductory analysis, or discrete mathematics. Read “How to Prove It A Structured Approach” by Daniel J. Velleman with Rakuten Kobo. Many students have trouble the first time they take a mathematics .

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There are also many useful interesting exercises and many suggestions and full solutions in the back of the book. Transition to Analysis with Proof. Suggestions for further reading.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. History Paperback Books Revised Edition. One day I plan to make it through this book, but for now it has defeated me.

There’s a lot about sentential logic in the beginning, which is something you don’t always spend a lot of time on in a class, but is very important for being able to parse through mathematical writing.

Here is a more recent thread with book recommendations. Simple Questions – Posted Fridays. To give students the opportunity to construct their own proofs, this new edition contains over danidl exercises, selected solutions, and an introduction to Proof Designer software. Also note that there is faniel shortage of exercises — you can do as many, or as little as you need.


Oct 14, Ihab McShea rated it really liked it. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable.

Throughout the book, there are numerous examples, vvelleman crafted to take the reader through the material in tiny steps, and encouraging experimentation.

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In most of the sections, author also explains about how he arrived at a solution which helped in understanding how to approach a problem. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. VellemanPaperback The book is well written and the price is reasonable. Problems and Proofs in Real Analysis. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Sign in Create an account. Highly recommend to people who don’t like proofs!

How to Prove It: A Structured Approach by Daniel J. Velleman

The chapter on induction is especially useful if your field of practice is computer science. The book begins with the basic concepts of logic and set theory, to familiarize students with the language of mathematics and how it is interpreted. Introduction to Real Analysis.

Harsh rated it it was amazing Dec 31, I read about half of it the summer before I vvelleman an ‘Intro to proofs’ class. Finally in the last chapter jt picked up a relatively advanced topic and employs all the proof techniques learned.

The book begins with the basic concepts of logic and set theory, to familiarize students with the language of mathematics and how it is interpreted. The learning curve was just right—something that is no easy to achieve.


Great introduction for writing proofs for mathematics. I recommend this book very highly!

Exercises are boring, examples are boring, no thrill of discovery. This book should have been read by everyone ;rove took calculus, before they took it. After the reader has basic proof-writing tools in his hands, subsequent chapters present more constructs from logic and set theory, with new proof techniques and examples relevant to them. Great book as Mathematical Thinking books go.

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Regular Algebra and Finite Machines. And though I didn’t quite understand everything, that is because I read “How to Prove It” is a wonderful textbook on the different techniques one can use to prove mathematical theorems using first-year logic.

Lewis Carroll in Numberland: This book is very accessible and demands from the student little in the way of prerequisite math knowledge. What Are You Working On? In this book, Velleman does three things: Applied Logic for Computer Scientists.

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