20041218, 10:59  #1 
Cranksta Rap Ayatollah
Jul 2003
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Favorite Math Books
I was just wondering what everyone's favorite math books are. Post as many as you like

20041218, 12:08  #2 
Sep 2004
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Advanced Engineering Mathematics, Kreyszig, 8th Edition, WILEY;
Calculus I and II, Tom Apostol, John Wiley & Sons; Differential Equations, Shepley L. Ross, John Wiley & Sons; 
20041218, 12:33  #3 
"Nancy"
Aug 2002
Alexandria
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Concrete Mathematics, by Graham, Knuth & Patashnik, AddisonWesley

20041218, 13:19  #4 
May 2004
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Proofs from The Book, by Aigner & Ziegler, Springer

20041218, 13:52  #5 
Apr 2004
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Linear Algebra, Robert Messer
Introduction to functional analysis, Meise & Vogt A cource in number theory and cryptography, Koblitz  Cheers, Jes 
20041218, 15:19  #6 
"Mark"
Apr 2003
Between here and the
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My Brain is Open  The Mathematical Journeys of Paul Erdos
A History of PI 
20041218, 16:01  #7 
May 2003
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Abstract Algebra, by Dummit and Foote, was a favorite of mine as an undergraduate.

20041218, 17:26  #8 
Bamboozled!
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May 2003
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I'm not entirely sure that this is a math book per se but it's certainly mathematical.
A week ago I bought The Road to Reality by Roger Penrose. It's superb, IMAO. All the mathematics you need to know to understand essentially all of theoretical physics. Another one, getting rather old now but still first class, is Gravitation by Misner, Thorne and Wheeler. Paul 
20041219, 12:02  #9 
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Abstract Algebra, Dummit and Foote.
Real and Complex Analysis, By George Shilov Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics, Grimaldi 
20041219, 16:12  #10 
Bronze Medalist
Jan 2004
Mumbai,India
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Favorite Math Books.
Thanks Travis for reviving my interest in and evaluation of my books.
Out of the 1000 odd books in my personal library I have about 300 books on math topics out of which appx. at least 45 are text books. None of these can I truthfully say, that I have mastered any of them. However they all have their merits and its difficult to choose a few as my favourites. I will thus restrict myself to General reading. My latest and best is 'Music of the Primes' by Marcus du SautoyHarper Collins. My perrennial favourites are: 1)Godel Escher and Bach by Douglas r. Hoffstadter.Vantage Books. N.Y. 2)The Mathematical Experience by Davis and HershBirkinhausen. Boston. 3)What is Mathematics by Courant and RobbinsOxford Univ. Press. 4)Fermats last theorem by Simon SinghClays Ltd. U.K. 5)THe Man who knew Infinity by Robert KanigelScribners. This is just a sampling of the many I have. Mally 
20041219, 22:31  #11 
Mar 2003
New Zealand
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These are not exactly hard core maths texts, but when I think of what I really enjoyed reading these are what come to mind first:
Proofs and Refutations, by Imre Lakatos. Gรถdel, Escher, Bach, by Douglas Hoffstadter. The Emperor's New Mind, by Roger Penrose. 
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