rktpro Posted March 22, 2012 Share Posted March 22, 2012 I am looking for books which are not just typical math. books by just giving least theory and difficult exercise. I am looking for a book that develops the real thinking ability and along with it covers problem soling skills by providing interesting questions. If you know about a book covering only one or two chapters of the following list, I will still love to read that. Syllabus PERMUTATIONS AND COMBINATIONS Fundamental principle of counting. Permutations and Combinations, derivation of formulae and their connections and simple applications. MATHEMATICAL INDUCTION Principle of Mathematical Induction and its simple applications. BINOMIAL THEOREM AND ITS SIMPLE APPLICATIONS Binomial theorem for positive integral indices, general term and middle term, properties of Binomial coefficients and simple applications. SEQUENCES AND SERIES Arithmetic and Geometric progressions, insertion of arithmetic, geometric means between two given numbers. Relation between A.M. and G.M. Sum upto n terms of special series n, n2, n3. Arithmetico - Geometric sequence. TRIGONOMETRY Trigonometric functions. Trigonometrical identities and equations. Inverse Trigonometric functions, their properties and applications. COMPLEX NUMBERS AND QUADRATIC EQUATIONS Complex numbers as ordered pairs of reals. Representation of complex numbers in a plane. Argand plane and polar representation of complex numbers. Algebra of complex numbers, modulus and argument (or amplitude) of a complex number, square root of a complex number, triangle inequality. Quadratic equations in real and complex number system and their solutions. Relation between roots and coefficients, nature of roots, formation of quadratic equations with given roots. SETS, RELATIONS AND FUNCTIONS Sets and their representations. Union, intersection and complement of sets and their algebraic properties. Power Set. Relation, types of relations and equivalence relation. One-one, into and onto functions and composition of functions. Real - valued functions, algebra of functions, polynomials, rational, trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions, inverse functions. Graphs of simple functions. Even and odd functions. LIMIT, CONTINUITY AND DIFFERENTIABILITY Limit and continuity of a function, limit and continuity of the sum, difference, product and quotient of two functions, L'Hospital rule of evaluation of limits of functions. Differentiability of functions. Differentiation of the sum, difference, product and quotient of two functions. Differentiation of trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, logarithmic, exponential, composite and implicit functions; derivatives of order up to two. Rolle’s and Lagrange’s Mean Value Theorems. Applications of derivatives: rate of change of quantities, monotonic - increasing and decreasing functions, maxima and minima of functions of one variable, tangents and normals. INTEGRAL CALCULUS Integral as an anti-derivative. Fundamental integrals involving algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions. Integration by substitution, by parts and by partial fractions. Integration using trigonometric identities. Definite Integral as limit of a sum. Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Properties of definite integrals. Evaluation of definite integrals. Applications of the integrals: determining areas of the regions bounded by simple curves in standard form. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS Ordinary differential equations, their order and degree. Formation of differential equation whose general solution is given. Solution of differential equations by the method of separation of variables. Solution of homogeneous differential equations and linear first order differential equations. CO-ORDINATE GEOMETRY Cartesian coordinate system, distance formula, section formula, locus and its equation, translation of axes, slope of a line, parallel and perpendicular lines, intercepts of a line on the coordinate axes. Straight lines : Various forms of equations of a line, intersection of lines, angles between two lines, conditions for concurrence of three lines, distance of a point from a line, equations of internal and external bisectors of angles between two lines, coordinates of centroid, orthocentre and circumcentre of a triangle, equation of family of lines passing through the point of intersection of two lines. Circles, Conic sections : Standard equation of a circle, general form of the equation of a circle, its radius and centre, equation of a circle when the end points of a diameter are given, points of intersection of a line and a circle with the centre at the origin and condition for a line to be tangent to a circle, equation of the tangent. Sections of a cone, standard equations and properties of conic sections (parabola, ellipse and hyperbola), condition for y = mx + c to be a tangent and point (s) of tangency. THREE DIMENSIONAL GEOMETRY Coordinates of a point in space, distance between two points, section formula. Direction ratios and direction cosines of a line joining two points, angle between two intersecting lines. Coplanar and Skew lines, the shortest distance between two lines. Equations of a line and a plane in different forms, intersection of a line and a plane. VECTOR ALGEBRA Scalars and vectors, addition of vectors, components of a vector in two dimensional and three dimensional spaces, scalar and vector products scalar and vector triple product. MATRICES AND DETERMINANTS Matrices, algebra of matrices, types of matrices, elementary row and column operations. Determinant of matrices of order two and three. Properties of determinants, area of triangles using determinants. Adjoint and inverse of a square matrix. Test of consistency and solution of system of linear equations in two or three variables using inverse of a matrix. STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY Measures of Dispersion: Calculation of mean, median, mode of grouped and ungrouped data. Calculation of standard deviation, variance and mean deviation for grouped and ungrouped data. Probability: Probability of an event, addition and multiplication theorems of probability, Baye’s theorem, probability distribution of a random variable, Bernoulli trials and Binomial distribution. Any help is highly appreciated! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

Acme Posted March 22, 2012 Share Posted March 22, 2012 The Fractal Geometry of Nature by Benoit Mandelbrot @ Amazon The Fractal Geometry of Nature @ wiki Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

doG Posted March 22, 2012 Share Posted March 22, 2012 As a reference book I keep a copy of the Handbook of Mathematics by Bronshtein-Semendyayev. It has no instructional material or exercises but it covers everything you've listed above. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

ydoaPs Posted March 22, 2012 Share Posted March 22, 2012 "Div, Grad, Curl, & All That" is a fairly good introduction to vector fields. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

rktpro Posted March 23, 2012 Author Share Posted March 23, 2012 As a reference book I keep a copy of the Handbook of Mathematics by Bronshtein-Semendyayev. It has no instructional material or exercises but it covers everything you've listed above. I am not looking for reference books currently but full text books type. But, Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

Xittenn Posted March 23, 2012 Share Posted March 23, 2012 (edited) Basic Set Theory - Azriel Levy This book is both completely incomprehensible and completely intuitive at the exact same time! Exercises are interspersed between propositions, lemmas, and corollaries in a very argument driven outline that gives a step by step account of the subject leading up to paper machines. Differential Equations and Linear Algebra - Edwards & Penney Excellent text book that incorporates the two topics respectively. The questions in this book are challenging but are formulated in such a way that the concepts become relevant to their application. Edited March 23, 2012 by Xittenn Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

the asinine cretin Posted March 23, 2012 Share Posted March 23, 2012 Dover books come to mind. Many of them are fairly short and sweet. They're cheap too. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

John Posted April 11, 2012 Share Posted April 11, 2012 (edited) Here are a few titles that spring to mind, though most are admittedly ones I haven't read, instead being included based on recommendations from many others more experienced than I. I'll add more over time, probably. General mathematics: Richard Courant and Herbert Robbins, What Is Mathematics? Keith Devlin, The Language of Mathematics: Making the Invisible Visible Proof and logic: Daniel Velleman, How to Prove It: A Structured Approach Calculus: Michael Spivak, Calculus Tom Apostol, Calculus vol. 1 and Calculus vol. 2 Richard Courant and Fritz John, Introduction to Calculus and Analysis I and Introduction to Calculus and Analysis II (the latter is divided into two volumes, the second of which is here) J.E. Thompson, Calculus for the Practical Man (Richard Feynman apparently taught himself calculus from this book) I also have and somewhat enjoy a few of Debra Anne Ross' Master Math series, though they're more reference books than textbooks. Edited April 11, 2012 by John 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

the asinine cretin Posted April 11, 2012 Share Posted April 11, 2012 Has anyone used the three volumes on Calculus by Marsden and Weinstein? Here's volume one. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

ajb Posted April 15, 2012 Share Posted April 15, 2012 Has anyone used the three volumes on Calculus by Marsden and Weinstein? Here's volume one. No, but Marsden and Weinstein are very accomplished mathematicians. I have used R. Abraham and J. E. Marsden, Foundations of Mechanics, 2nd ed., Addison–Wesley (1987) which I highly recommend to anyone interested in geometric mechanics. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

the asinine cretin Posted April 16, 2012 Share Posted April 16, 2012 No, but Marsden and Weinstein are very accomplished mathematicians. I have used R. Abraham and J. E. Marsden, Foundations of Mechanics, 2nd ed., Addison–Wesley (1987) which I highly recommend to anyone interested in geometric mechanics. Thanks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

John Posted April 26, 2012 Share Posted April 26, 2012 I would have just added this to my previous post, but for whatever reason (maybe browser compatibility) I'm unable to edit the thing. I just came across this: http://www.amazon.co...ch_tsr_rpsy_alt which might be worth browsing. It's a collection of books recommended for learning various mathematics. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

Xittenn Posted April 26, 2012 Share Posted April 26, 2012 I would have just added this to my previous post, but for whatever reason (maybe browser compatibility) I'm unable to edit the thing. I just came across this: http://www.amazon.co...ch_tsr_rpsy_alt which might be worth browsing. It's a collection of books recommended for learning various mathematics. I just ordered Rudin's three books on analysis today, one of which is on that list. They've been recommended reading to me here, on another forum, and on freenode! I'm sure they will be the win . . . . Principles of Mathematical Analysis - Walter Rudin Real and Complex Analysis - Walter Rudin Functional Analysis - Walter Rudin and Topology - Munkres was everything it was said to be as well . . . . Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

John Posted June 7, 2013 Share Posted June 7, 2013 (edited) I apologize for the thread necromancy, but this thread is still on the first page of its section at least. Recently, I found out about this: http://people.math.gatech.edu/~cain/textbooks/onlinebooks.html It's a collection of links to math textbooks freely available online. Obviously I haven't read most of them, but at least a few that I briefly checked out seem decent. A few of the links are broken, but in general it's a pretty nice list. Edited June 7, 2013 by John Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

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