I recently graduated with a computer engineering degree and am now going to study neuroscience/neuro-engineering at the graduate level. I need to beef up on my linear algebra, differential equations, numerical analysis, and statistical analysis (bayes what?!). As such, I would like to ask what are some excellent books I could purchase that would help me in this regard? Since I'm doing self learning, examples are important, and preferably it would make use of Matlab since I would like to learn that as well.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Update: I've added the following books to my list:

But I'm still looking for more!

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    $\begingroup$ I voted you over the new user restrictions threshold, so you should now be able to post the links. $\endgroup$
    – t.b.
    Apr 4 '11 at 14:59
  • $\begingroup$ much obliged Theo $\endgroup$
    – Diego
    Apr 4 '11 at 17:58
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    $\begingroup$ The "All the mathematics you need..." book, if I recall correctly, is more intended for Graduate Students in mathematics. I'm a bit doubtful about its practical use for you. $\endgroup$ Apr 4 '11 at 22:26

In terms of differential equations, you may be capable of just jumping right in with a book like Foundations of Mathematical Neuroscience by Ermentrout and Terman. The beginning chapters don't require much more than basic calculus.


For Linear Algebra I highly recommend Glibert Strang's MIT OCW and his book. Both of which are absolutely amazing.


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