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ahmet alper parker
aaparker at gmail.com
Sat Feb 21 08:36:40 CST 2009
After I send my mail, I realized that I did not fully complete my example. I
want to say, there are many cars like sports, 4X4, station wagon etc., which
will depend on what you would like to do, in example to go out with your
girl friend maybe you would like to choose a sports car instead of a station
wagon which is, maybe more suitable for a family trip. As such, math is
really a huge topic, so a good advice depends on a good description of the
problem I think. Let me give an example, the most compelling and alternative
book for Physics was The Feynman Lectures on Physics for me. It was really
an alternative book which ultimately tells the same thing but with different
structuring etc. I think you are looking such a book that is different from
others, and which is enjoyable to read.
Maybe, I can recommend you a book called Advanced Engineering Mathematics by
Kreyszig, but again this only covers so little of math (maybe applied math,
etc.). Why I recommend this book is that, it covers many topics with few
assumptions that you have prior knowledge and it is not an advanced text.
But this is not a text like Feynman's :)
On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 3:58 PM, Marco Ciampa <ciampix at libero.it> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 02:49:24PM +0200, ahmet alper parker wrote:
> > This question is like which car is best. There are many cars, like many
> > fields of math, so if you can give more description on which topic you
> > a reference, I think people in the group can address your problem much
> > easily.
> I can understand your example with cars, but continuing with the analogy,
> someone ask for the best car, he usually has no real experience with any.
> So, if I should give advice for trying a car, my suggestion go to the
> easyest, cheaper, general purpouse ever. In this respect, people like me
> needs some introductory text, well written, with no assumption of prior
> knowledge...something that I espect could leverage the curiosity of the
> reader, something able to attract people to more specialized reading giving
> some general knowledge useful for orienteering in the wide (and wild)
> of math.
> Am I asking too much? :-))))))))
> PS: as an example, I love electronics. I always suggest the "Art of
> electronics" by Horowiz & Hill as the best book ever in this field. Simple
> and wonderful. Is there anything similar for Math?
> Marco Ciampa
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