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Reference book on measure theory

I post this question with some personal specifications. I hope it does not overlap with old posted questions. Recently I strongly feel that I have to review the knowledge of measure theory for the ...
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Calculus book recommendations (for complete beginner)

Well I have not started calculus yet but I am really keen to. I would love if you suggest some books. Points to be noted: I really don't like the way textbooks are written so please no "textbooks" ...
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Book on combinatorial identities

Do you know any good book that deals extensively with identities obtained using combinatorial and/or probabilistic arguments (e.g., by solving the same combinatorial or probability problem in two ...
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Single Variable Calculus Reference Recommendations

This question is a generalization of the common question asking for calculus references. It is here to abstract away the repetition, and give a canonical resource for calculus references. I'm ...
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Infinite products - reference needed!

I am looking for a small treatment of basic theorems about infinite products ; surprisingly enough they are nowhere to be found after googling a little. The reason for this is that I am beginning to ...
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Mean distance from origin after $N$ equal steps of Random-Walk in a $d$-dimensional space.

I am looking for a formula that evaluates the mean distance from origin after $N$ equal steps of Random-Walk in a $d$-dimensional space. Such a formula was given by "Henry" to a question by "Diego" (q/...
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How many $N$ digits binary numbers can be formed where $0$ is not repeated

How many $N$ digits binary numbers can be formed where $0$ is not repeated. Note - first digit can be $0$. I am more interested on the thought process to solve such problems, and not just the answer. ...
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Best Algebraic Geometry text book? (other than Hartshorne)

Lifted from Mathoverflow: I think (almost) everyone agrees that Hartshorne's Algebraic Geometry is still the best. Then what might be the 2nd best? It can be a book, preprint, online lecture note, ...
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Where to begin with foundations of mathematics

I would like to know more about the foundations of mathematics, but I can't really figure out where it all starts. If I look in a book on axiomatic set theory, then it seems to be assumed that one ...
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Very good linear algebra book.

I plan to self-study linear algebra this summer. I am sorta already familiar with vectors, vector spaces and subspaces and I am really interested in everything about matrices (diagonalization, ...), ...
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Alternative construction of the tensor product (or: pass this secret)

The paper Tensor products and bimorphisms by B. Banachewski and E. Nelson studies tensor products (defined by classifying bimorphisms) in concrete categories. It is quite interesting that their main ...
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Choosing a text for a First Course in Topology

Which is a better textbook - Dugundji or Munkres? I'm concerned with clarity of exposition and explanation of motivation, etc.
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Reference book for Artin-Schreier Theory

The aim of the question is very simple, I would like to study Artin-Schreier Theory, but I have had embarassing difficulties in finding a book which could help me in doing that. In specific I'm ...
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Historic proof of the area of a circle

The area of a circle radius $R$ is $\pi R^2$ which is quite easy to prove with integral calculus. Consider a ring of radius $\mathrm{d}r$ at a distance $r$ from the centre. This ring has area \$2\pi r ...
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What is the best book for studying discrete mathematics?

As a programmer, mathematics is important basic knowledge to study some topics, especially Algorithms. Many websites, and my fellows suggest me to study Discrete Mathematics before going to Algorithms,...
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Good books for self-studying algebra?

I have a few weeks off from school soon, and I was hoping to self-study a bit of algebra. I don't think this question has been asked on here before, but does anyone have any suggestions for algebra ...