Stan Gibilisco is one of McGraw-Hill's most prolific and popular authors. His clear, reader-friendly writing style makes his math and science books accessible to a wide audience, and his background in research makes him an ideal editor for professional handbooks. He is the author of Geometry Demystified; Trigonometry Demystified; Statistics Demystified; Everyday Math Demystified; Physics Demystified; Electronics Demystified; Electricity Demystified; The TAB Encyclopedia of Electronics for Technicians and Hobbyists; Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics; and The Illustrated Dictionary of Electronics. Booklist named his McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing a "Best Reference" of 1996.
Math Proofs Demystifiedby Stan Gibilisco
Almost every student has to study some sort of mathematical proofs, whether it be in geometry, trigonometry, or with higher-level topics. In addition, mathematical theorems have become an interesting course for many students outside of the mathematical arena, purely for the reasoning and logic that is needed to complete them. Therefore, it is not uncommon to have philosophy and law students grappling with proofs. This book is the perfect resource for demystifying the techniques and principles that govern the mathematical proof area, and is done with the standard “Demystified” level, questions and answers, and accessibility.
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This book is different from any other math proofs book I have found. It teaches you how to think logically. So many people can't do that these days. If you are an advanced student and you want to see how the most complicated proofs are done, you probably don't need this book. But if you're an average person, and you have to work with 'or argue with' people logically, this is a great book. I have also spoken with several beginning geometry and algebra students who were helped by this book, especially when they went on to 'Geometry Demystified.'
I'm currently enrolled into geometry honors and was desperately in need of proof practice. This book provided weak or nearly any knowledge that could have helped me during class. I would not recommend this book to any readers. The algebra book was fine, but the proof and geometry demystified books are horrible. Please consider saving your money and not spending it on worthless books.