Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Many students have trouble the first time they take a mathematics course in which proofs play a significant role. This new edition of Velleman's successful text will prepare students to make the transition from solving problems to proving theorems by teaching them the techniques needed to read and write proofs. 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. These concepts are used as the basis for a step-by-step breakdown of the most important techniques used in constructing proofs. The author shows how complex proofs are built up from these smaller steps, using detailed 'scratch work' sections to expose the machinery of proofs about the natural numbers, relations, functions, and infinite sets. To give students the opportunity to construct their own proofs, this new edition contains over 200 new exercises, selected solutions, and an introduction to Proof Designer software. No background beyond standard high school mathematics is assumed. This book will be useful to anyone interested in logic and proofs: computer scientists, philosophers, linguists, and of course mathematicians.

Buy How to Prove it book by Daniel J. Velleman from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521675994
ISBN-10: 0521675995
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Pages: 398
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about How to Prove it book by Daniel J. Velleman and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Daniel J. Velleman

Daniel J. Velleman received his BA at Dartmouth College in 1976 summa cum laude, the highest distinction in mathematics. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1980 and was an instructor at the University of Texas, Austin, from 1980 to 1983. His other books include Which Way Did the Bicycle Go? (with Stan Wagon and Joe Konhauser, 1996) and Philosophies of Mathematics (with Alexander George, 2002). Among his awards and distinctions are the Lester R. Ford Award for the paper 'Versatile Coins' (with Istvan Szalkai, 1994), and the Carl B. Allendoerfer Award for the paper 'Permutations and Combination Locks' (with Greg Call, 1996). He has been a member of the editorial board for American Mathematical Monthly since 1997 and was Editor of Dolciani Mathematical Expositions from 1999 to 2004. He published papers in the Journal of Symbolic Logic, Annals of Pure and Applied Logic, Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, American Mathematical Monthly, the Mathematics Magazine, the Mathematical Intelligencer, the Philosophical Review, and the American Journal of Physics.

Books By Author Daniel J. Velleman

Calculus: A Rigorous First Course by Daniel J. Velleman

Calculus: A Rigorous First Course

Paperback, January 2017
$117.00
Maxima and Minima without Calculus by Daniel J. Velleman

Maxima and Minima without Calculus

Hardback, April 2006
$94.50
How to Prove it by Daniel J. Velleman

How to Prove it

Hardback, January 2006
$175.50
Philosophies of Mathematics by Daniel J. Velleman

Philosophies of Mathematics

Hardback, November 2001
$199.76