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Fabulous book but requires some commitment,
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This review is from: How to Prove It: A Structured Approach (Paperback)
This is a beautiful introduction to proofs, propositional logic, sets, relations and functions for first year university students. It is clear that Velleman's first and only interest is to keep the reader engaged and make sure that the concepts become accessible and sink in. His style is vibrant and engaging, and I actually found myself looking forward to reading this while I was studying for part of a Computer Science exam.
That said, this book truly comes into its own if you read it cover to cover, or at the very least chapter to chapter. This is not strictly speaking a reference text, and Velleman places more emphasis on fluidity and clarity than on organising the material into neat compartments. The chapters aren't unreasonably long, however, and with a bit of dedication this book will take you a long way.