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Book DetailsAMS/MAA TextbooksVolume: 48; 2017; 161 pp
Winner of the 2022 MAA Beckenback Book Prize!
A TeXas Style Introduction to Proof is an IBL textbook designed for a onesemester course on proofs (the “bridge course”) that also introduces TeX as a tool students can use to communicate their work. As befitting “textless” text, the book is, as one reviewer characterized it, “minimal.” Written in an easygoing style, the exposition is just enough to support the activities, and it is clear, concise, and effective. The book is well organized and contains ample carefully selected exercises that are varied, interesting, and probing, without being discouragingly difficult.

Table of Contents

Chapters

Chapter 0. Introduction

Chapter 1. Symbolic logic

Chapter 2. Proof methods

Chapter 3. Mathematical induction

Chapter 4. Set theory

Chapter 5. Functions and relations

Chapter 6. Counting

Chapter 7. Axiomatics


Reviews

A lovely little book for beginning mathematics majors and other students encountering proofs for the first time. Students should find the text appealing, and it contains many good exercises that a professor can build a course around. ... Overall, a most satisfying book for a beginning class in mathematical proofs.
Curt Bennett, Professor of Mathematics at Loyola Marymount University and 2010 Haimo Award Winner 
A TeXas Style Introduction to Proof by Ron Taylor and Patrick X. Rault is truly delightfulfull of humanizing charm that softens the hard edge of mathematical rigor. It is gentle, lively, clear, and warm. ... From this book, students and their instructors will find many proofs of the joy of mathematics.
Michael Starbird, University Distinguished Teaching Professor ofMathematics at The University of Texas at Austin and 2007 Haimo Award Winner 
Taylor and Rault skillfully guide students through basic proofwriting techniques so that the student createsand discovers the content. The book is wellwritten, the integration of LaTeX is unique, and the authors have a fantastic sense of humor.
Amanda Croll, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Concordia University, Irvine


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Winner of the 2022 MAA Beckenback Book Prize!
A TeXas Style Introduction to Proof is an IBL textbook designed for a onesemester course on proofs (the “bridge course”) that also introduces TeX as a tool students can use to communicate their work. As befitting “textless” text, the book is, as one reviewer characterized it, “minimal.” Written in an easygoing style, the exposition is just enough to support the activities, and it is clear, concise, and effective. The book is well organized and contains ample carefully selected exercises that are varied, interesting, and probing, without being discouragingly difficult.

Chapters

Chapter 0. Introduction

Chapter 1. Symbolic logic

Chapter 2. Proof methods

Chapter 3. Mathematical induction

Chapter 4. Set theory

Chapter 5. Functions and relations

Chapter 6. Counting

Chapter 7. Axiomatics

A lovely little book for beginning mathematics majors and other students encountering proofs for the first time. Students should find the text appealing, and it contains many good exercises that a professor can build a course around. ... Overall, a most satisfying book for a beginning class in mathematical proofs.
Curt Bennett, Professor of Mathematics at Loyola Marymount University and 2010 Haimo Award Winner 
A TeXas Style Introduction to Proof by Ron Taylor and Patrick X. Rault is truly delightfulfull of humanizing charm that softens the hard edge of mathematical rigor. It is gentle, lively, clear, and warm. ... From this book, students and their instructors will find many proofs of the joy of mathematics.
Michael Starbird, University Distinguished Teaching Professor ofMathematics at The University of Texas at Austin and 2007 Haimo Award Winner 
Taylor and Rault skillfully guide students through basic proofwriting techniques so that the student createsand discovers the content. The book is wellwritten, the integration of LaTeX is unique, and the authors have a fantastic sense of humor.
Amanda Croll, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Concordia University, Irvine