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Your favorite math reference book(s)?
12-30-2017, 11:42 AM
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(12-30-2017 10:52 AM)Felix Gross Wrote:  Checked (meta search engine for antiquarian booksellers):

The VNR Concise Encyclopedia is available. It covers many engineering math and pure math topics (number theory, measure theory, group theory etc.) at least briefly. Get the second edition.

If you are interested in old math books: offers many famous math handbooks as (mostly) very good pdf scans. Just for curiosity check out Briggs Log Tables from 1706.

Nice pointer! I still want to replicate some math tables by myself.

Has anyone an idea why a lot of good books mentioned here comes from East Germany/Russia instead of being preferred to western* books?

Not that the people in the Warsaw pact were unable to do math or something (on the contrary!), rather I thought that some books were more spread than others based on cultural/political preferences.

* with west I mean countries in the sphere of influence of the US.

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RE: Your favorite math reference book(s)? - pier4r - 12-30-2017 11:42 AM

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