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Recommendation for books on topology (light reads)

Are there any books on topology which can be read without having to do any exercises and look up definitions every second line? Something to read while relaxing, and not meant to replace a textbook ...
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Books that introduce many subjects?

I am looking for a rigorous math textbook that introduces many subjects in university (undergraduate) math. One book that seems to meet this criteria is Alan Beardon's Algebra and Geometry but I ...
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Sources for simple probability brain teasers

I am searching for a book that can supply me with probability brain teasers, that can be solved using little arithmetic/mental math, paired with somewhat detailed solutions. Any suggestions? ...
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Probability theory required for learning statistics rigorously

I would like to learn statistics rigorously. The only book that I can find that seems to do statistics rigorously is this book "Theory of statistics" by Schervish (which seems advanced): ...
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Book recomendations for learning number theory.

As mentioned in the title, i want to get started with number theory and I am searching for a book fitting my purposes. Ive just finished Calculus 1. I'd be glad if you could recommend a book written ...
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Inverse Laplace operator $\Delta^{-1}$ in $H^1_0, \ H^{−1}$.

Let open domain $\Omega \subset \mathbb R^n$, $u : \Omega \rightarrow \mathbb R$, $u \in H^1_0 (\Omega)$ and $f \in H^{−1}(\Omega)$. I'm looking for some known expressions of the inverse Laplace ...
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An example of frame operator.

A sequence of distinct vectors $\{f_1,f_2,...\}$ belonging to a separable Hilbert space $H$ is said to be a Frame if there exist positive contants $A$, $B$ such that, for $A<B$ and for all $f\in ...
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Book for Linear Algebra and Matrix

my major is Electrical Engineering and I am new in linear algebra and I need to be familiar with matrix theory deeply because of my research topic which is Image Processing. But, I do not know from ...
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Books various maths subjects [on hold]

I am a Civil Engineering student and i am planning on following physics in my career.I want to be ready for the advanced undergraduate courses that i will attend to,so i need to learn Differential ...
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Hardcore Abstract Algebra Book Request

I am going to start learning Abstract Algebra soon. I was originally going to start with Dummit and Foote, but I am starting to abandon that idea. I want to use a "hardcore" algebra book. I don't mind ...
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Book recommendation: Homology and Cohomology

I need to learn some concepts about Homology and Cohomology theory to apply in riemannian geometry basically, but really I have not time to read about that. I know just two books of W. S. Massey, ...
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Math study plan for first year uni [closed]

firstly apologies if threads like this aren't allowed on this site. I will be starting undergraduate math next year. At the moment I have no background at all in higher math. Here are the books I am ...
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How to prepare for Analysis 2 exam? - exercise recommendation

In a few weeks I will write an exam in Analysis 2, that pretty much covers everything more metric spaces to multi variable calculus, Fourier series and ODE. I think I am pretty well prepared for the ...
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Advise me a book please

I am in need of book on coordinates and arithmetic progression, for level like: $3x-y=6$ $3x+4y+9=0$ Find meet point this two lines, and meet points with $x,y$ axis, and area of triangle formed by ...
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Graph Theory text for social scientist.

I am a graduate student in Economics. I have a decent grounding in maths, but I've never studied graph theory or combinatorics. I need to study graph theory in order to analyse production networks. ...
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Examples of Relation Algebras

Would anyone please direct me to a host of examples of relation algebras. Is there an intuition for what these algebras are to model? That is, groups, for example, model a notion of symmetry; ...
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Comparison of books that teach proof techniques

I have to take discrete math and want to learn proof techniques both to get ahead in it as well as open up the possibility of understanding higher math. I've seen several books recommended such as How ...
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Books on Catastrophe Theory

I'm looking for a technical introduction to catastrophe theory, preferably something short. I have a good background so graduate level texts are welcome. Thanks in advance.
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Problem based category-theory book.

I love problem based textbooks like all of those by R. P. Burn and Halmos' Linear Algebra Problem Book, etc. Are there any problem based Category Theory textbooks, I know that the first chapters of ...
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Shortest abstract algebra book

I'm familiar with rigorous linear algebra, and I've had a very elementary course on modern algebra. I'm not interested in algebra but I need to learn more about it. Hence I'm looking for a concise and ...
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Chaos Theory Question

I'm wondering if there is a general formula or approach for chaos theory? Or, if not, are there any books of papers that I can reference for learning about Chaos Theory?
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GRE Math Subject Test ,Please Check my Plan

I am to give test in october. I have planned to use Schaum series 3000 solved problems in calculus and 3000 solved problems in Linear Algebra for that .Also i will use Herstein for group theory .Since ...
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Book Recommendation For Complex Analysis [duplicate]

I am looking for suggestions in regard to a good first book on Complex analysis, preferably the book will be more so introductory if possible as It will be my first time studying the subject. I am ...
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Seeking your recommendation on Abstract Algebra textbooks

S.E advisers, I am a college sophomore with major in mathematics. I wrote this email to seek your recommendation on the good, starting textbook for the abstract algebra. I want to start studying ...
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Books to help us to draw 3D pictures [duplicate]

I will begin to teach calculus and topology in a college and I would like to know if there are some books or sites which teach us to draw 3D pictures as torus, möbius band, etc. I saw some ...
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Need Suggestions for beginner who is in transition period from computational calculus to rigorous proofy Analysis

I have completed basic calculus 1,2,3 courses, Linear Algebra, etc. I have not, however, got into rigorous Analysis yet, which I am planning to do now. I have three books in mind. They are : Terence ...
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Learning by the Moore method - Books for self-study

I recently read about the Moore method for learning mathematics (Moore method Wikipedia) and wanted to apply it to my own learning (undergraduate level). However, I am unable to find any books that ...
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Looking for Advice Self Study Analysis [closed]

$\space$ This summer I have some spare time and I was wanting to dedicate some time to self studying some more math. The reasons are many, but mostly because I am wanting to be best prepared for my ...
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“On Numbers and Games” or “Winning Ways for Your Mathematical Plays”?

I'm really interested in John Conway's work on games and I want to spend my winter reading something of his but I'm not sure between "On Numbers and Games" or "Winning Ways for Your Mathematical ...
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ODE and PDE : Solving DE with constant coefficients using differential operators

I want to study the method of finding solution to Differential Equations with constant coefficients using method of operators (finding the particular integral to the equation using inverse operator). ...
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Need resources for difficult Algebraic Identites.

Where can I find all the algebraic identities and their proofs of following types, $a^3+b^3+c^3–3abc≡(a+b+c)(a^2+b^2+c^2–ab–bc–ca)$ $a^3+b^3+c^3–3abc≡ \dfrac12 (a+b+c)((a-b)^2+(b-c)^2+(a-c)^2$ ...
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Coordinate Geometry and Trigonometry book recommendation for GRE Math Subject Test

I am currently a math major at university and I plan to take GRE Math Subject Test in future (most probably next year). Can you please suggest any good book for revising and brushing up Coordinate ...
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Difference between Calculus $4$th edition and Calculus $3$rd edition by Michael Spivak?

I currently possess Calculus $3$rd edition by Michael Spivak in it's electronic form. However, I am considering buying a hard copy and have the option of buying either a used $3$rd edition or a new ...
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Set Theory text with solutions to exercises [duplicate]

I'm looking for a set theory text that has solutions to the exercises. I will be studying on my own and want to be able to check my understanding. Thanks for the suggestions.
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Prerequisites for Random Graph Theory

I would dearly love to know the prerequisites for self-studying Random Graph Theory and Percolation Theory in Probability. My knowledge currently involves: Basic probability concepts: the axioms, ...
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What is the modern classic by Hurwitz stated in a Product Flyer of Springer?

In the Product Flyer of the famous book What is Mathematics, it is said that the book by Courant and Robbins is the third of the "Golden Oldies" combing with the books by Rademacher/Toeplitz and ...
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suggest an elementary text in analysis

I have just completed my undergraduate course in mathematics but I don't feel better in analysis, there is a mugup of books in my book collection But don't know what to choose who will help me to ...
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Visual approach to abstract algebra

I'm currently finding abstract algebra to be very fascinating. However, one of the things that pulls me back is that I sometimes find it hard to understand something visually. For example, one could ...
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Path to understand the maths behind contemporary Physics.

I am a physicist but I do really love maths and I would like to learn and have a deep understanding of the maths used in theoretical physics, just for leisure, in my free time. I know there is a ...
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What are some good reasonably rigorous texts on the mathematics of infinity?

The Infinite Book is too light and not focused enough on the mathematics of infinity, and Everything and More: A Brief History of Infinity has too much focus on the history of infinity instead of the ...
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Book reference for introduction to Normed Spaces

I wanted a book reference for the study of normed spaces and linear operators. Im still not into functional analysis, but I wanted a reference of an introductory book as to start reading. What would ...
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What is a good book to learn all of precalculus?

I need a no-fluff book with great exposition on precalculus. It should cover up intermediate algebra, trigonometry and anything else needed to get a strong preparation for Spivak's Calculus. It ...
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What is the most complete book of integrals and series?

I'm looking for something like "If it's not in this book, it's not known". I've got a copy of Gradshteyn and Ryzhik, which seems pretty good. But I'm hoping there are some better ones out there.
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Book/refrence recommendation on Set Cover Problem

Can someone introduce a book that covers the set cover problem defined in this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Set_cover_problem The book should describe the problem from the basics and has an ...
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Courses, books or other resources specifically written to teach and help understand algorithmic language?

The algorithm course/book I'm taking (based on the book Algorithm Design by Jon Kleinberg and Éva Tardos) assumes we understand the language of algorithmic problems and solutions. However, it is not ...
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What is a good book to learn all of prealgebra?

I am an old man trying to learn mathematics, starting off with prealgebra and need a good comprehensive book for it. The book should NOT contain annoying images like in most American textbooks or ...
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A book to prepare for analysis?

I am taking Real Analysis in the Fall and the Professor recommended Spivak's Calculus to prepare for the course. Unfortunately, someone was faster than me and already borrowed the book from the ...
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Similar book to All the Mathematics You Missed but at a graduate level that is of a reasonable size?

All the Mathematics You Missed That is, a book that covers the motivation and important ideas of various fields of mathematics at the graduate/professional level (Measure Theory, Functional Analysis, ...
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any good sourcebook for plane geometry problems?

I wanted to find some good resource books for euclidean plane geometry. would anybody name some titles?
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Linear Algebra requirement Spivak's Calculus on Manifolds

I am interested in the extent of knowledge of Linear Algebra required for Spivak's Calculus on Manifolds. More precisely, in the first problems in his book they reference norm preservation and ...