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Third Edition
Richard Hammack

ISBN: 978-0-9894721-2-8 If you are looking for the Second Edition, it's HERE

This book is an introduction to the standard methods of proving mathematical theorems. It has been approved by the American Institute of Mathematics' Open Textbook Initiative. Also see the Mathematical Association of America Math DL review (of the 1st edition) and the Amazon reviews.

In this third edition, Chapter 3 on counting has been expanded and there is a new chapter on calculus proofs. Material has been edited for clarity, typos have been corrected, and some new exercises have been added. My decisions regarding revisions were guided by the Amazon reviews and emails from readers.

Currently both the 2nd and 3rd editions are available on Amazon, but (for now) to find the 3rd edition you have to enter its ISBN (978-0-9894721-2-8) into Amazon's search field. You can also download a free PDF version HERE. (The contents links below will take you to specific chapters in this file.)
Thanks to the readers who wrote to report mistakes and typos! I incorporate reader feedback in periodic revisions. Please contact me if you find any additional mistakes, no matter how minor. My email address is on my home page.

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