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#1 2009-07-27 04:05:42

Ubergeek
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Registered: 2009-07-14
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Math books, math education

Talk about math books in general, discuss your favorites, review some.

Discuss about math education in the U.S or in whatever your country is.

Let me start, my favorite math book is College Algebra by Murray R. Spiegel (from Schaum's outline series). It is the most complete book in terms of exercises and detailed solutions, I just love it. smile

About math education, I heard there is (or was recently) a crisis in the US, and that Danica Mckellar's books were a response to it, to help it, and also to diminish the gender gap in math. Here's her first book:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0452289491/ref=s9_simz_gw_s16_p14_t2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=06FBBSMTA4T980R9NC4J&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938811&pf_rd_i=507846.

What do you think?

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"Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true."

Bertrand Russell

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#2 2009-07-27 07:13:44

bobbym
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Re: Math books, math education

Talking about your favorite math book, these are the ones that worked for me.

Numerical Methods that usually work   Forman S. Acton
Numerical Analysis                                Francis Scheid
Generatingfunctionology                       Herbert S. Wilf
A=B                                                       Doron Zeilberger
Applied Combinatorics                          Alan Tucker
Finite Mathematics                                Mizrahi and Sullivan
Experimental Mathematics                    Jonathan Borwein
Mathematics of Choice                          Ivan Niven
Recreations in the theory of numbers    Albert Beiler
Finite Differences                                   Murray Spiegel
Statistics                                                 Robert Mason

Last edited by bobbym (2009-07-27 07:14:44)


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#3 2009-07-27 07:59:11

Ubergeek
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Re: Math books, math education

I think I'll check Recreations in the theory of numbers. Sounds good. smile


"Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true."

Bertrand Russell

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#4 2009-10-29 03:01:47

Sarah12
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Re: Math books, math education

I Havet Read Any Math books I  just do homework. my Brother Got books he is In College So He have A Lot of College Books.:)

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