The Second Edition of A Programmer’s Introduction to Mathematics is now available on Amazon.
The second edition includes a multitude of fixes to typos and some technical errata, thanks to my readers who submitted over 200 errata. Readers who provided names are credited in the front matter.
I also added new exercises, and three new appendices: a notation table to augment the notation index, a summary of elementary formal logic, and an annotated list of further reading. I also had another editor read the book, resulting in my rewriting a few proofs and reorganizing a bit. I also read the book once more to tighten up the prose.
If you bought the first edition, you probably won’t benefit much from buying the second. Note the pdf ebook is now pay what you want (suggested price $20). I felt that with the improvements made on this second pass, the book is in a good enough state for me to consider it done, and to move on to other projects.
For now I’m working on two untitled family projects, and I’d like to get back to blogging regularly as I let the outlines for my next two book ideas simmer and I slowly chip away at them. For what it’s worth, it seems to be getting harder to keep up the writing as work demands ramp up and I try to maintain a healthy work-life balance.
In celebration of the second edition I’ll be posting (a slightly modified version of) the closing essay to the book today.
Oops, I bought a hardcopy in February! Is the “pay what you want” PDF the first or the second edition?
Yes, the second edition ebook is pay what you want. Enjoy!