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Survey of the history of calculus?

Boyer 1939 is a nice readable survey of the history of the calculus, but it's showing its age. Discussing the notion of instantaneous velocity, he has: Mathematics knows no minimum interval of ...
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Good Books on the history of Zero

I am looking for books that discuss the origins of the zero, specifically the differences in the use and concept of the zero number among different civilizations (considering also the Mesoamerican ...
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Good introduction to Morse-Novikov theory?

Morse theory investigates the topology of compact manifolds using critical points of real-valued functions $f\colon\, M\to \mathbb{R}$. Motivated by problems in dynamical systems, Novikov (Multivalued ...
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2answers
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Tor sheaves: what do they tell us about geometry

Hi! I fear that I am up to ask a very vague question, but more than an answer I need a suggestion of references I should look up. I need to know everything about Tor sheaves and what do they tell ...
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Mathematical literature wiki

Does there exist, either still in development or already on on-line, anything like a wiki-type tool designed for mathematicians and students studying monographs and texts and journal articles---a ...
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6answers
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Graduate ODE textbook

Suppose that a hypothetical math grad student was pretty comfortable with first-year real variables and algebra, and had even studied some other things (algebraic geometry, Riemannian geometry, ...
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1answer
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Principal term of the Dirichlet Divisor problem, from the work of A.F. Lavrik?

Ivic writes, at the beginning of chapter 13 of his The Riemann Zeta Function, about a method of expressing the principal terms of the Dirichlet Divisor Problem as polynomials of $log\\ n $ with ...
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Linear Representations of the Groups

Does anyone know a good book on Linear Representations of the finite Groups which does not assumes a lot of background. Book which will be good to study for computer science and will cover all( at ...
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5answers
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Good introductory text book on Matroid Theory?

I am looking for a good text book on Matroid theory. Ideally, one that might be better suited to engineers than pure mathematicians...but any book that is well written/organized would do. I have ...
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Textbook recommendations for undergraduate proof-writing class

I am teaching the proof-writing class (for the 3rd time) in the Fall and plan to buck the party line and use a different text than the default Bond and Keane. My parameters are as follows: Logic, ...
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5answers
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Suggestions for mathematics encyclopedia

On daily basis I need to check (and re-check and re-check...) some definitions and main theorems that are not in my research area. Usually I accomplish this by a Google-search and/or a visit to our ...
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Computer Science for Mathematicians

This is a big-list community question, so I'm sorry in advance if it is deemed too soft but I haven't seen anything similar yet. I've seen computer scienctists post questions looking to learn things ...
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undergraduate logic textbook

I am going to teach the standard undergraduate Logic course for math and engineering majors. What are good (bad) text-books and why. I have not taught that course for a while and wonder if there are ...
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reference for weak*-semigroup

Let $X$ a dual Bancah space (there exists a Banach space $Y$ such that $X=Y'$). A weak* semigroup on $X$ is a semigroup $(T_t)_{\geq 0}$ on $X$ such that, for all $x\in X$, we have ...
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Geometric flavored textbook on algebra

I am interested in topology, while I am not so comfortable with some algebraic flavored textbook on algebra. Actually, it was not until I learned some topology that I began to understand some ...
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13answers
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Statistics for mathematicians

I'm looking for an overview of statistics suitable for the mathematically mature reader: someone familiar with measure theoretic probability at say Billingsley level, but almost completely ignorant of ...
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6answers
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Euclid with Birkhoff

I'm looking for an short and elementary book which does Euclidean geomety with Birkhoff's axioms. It would be best if it would also include some topics in projective (and/or) hyperbolic geometry. ...
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Book recommendations on cellular automata?

I have been looking for books on cellular automata, and I really can't afford more than one book right now, so I really need to make the right choice. What would be the right book for someone with a ...
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Good differential equations text for undergraduates who want to become pure mathematicians

Alright, so I have been taking a while to soak in as much advanced mathematics as an undergraduate as possible, taking courses in algebra, topology, complex analysis (a less rigorous undergraduate ...
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Reference Request: Perspective Painting

What is a good book/article explaining the mathematics behind perspective painting? I have already looked at the wikipedia article on the topic, so I am looking for something more advanced than this. ...
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Math History books

I'm teaching a course over the summer (it's a sort of make-your-own course for non-majors) and I'm planning on organizing it as a math history course, hitting on major threads through about 1900, and ...
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4answers
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book recommendation on data analysis and statistics

I am looking for a book on data analysis and statistics. My objective is to better analyse and understand data over time (like trends or events) and extract useful information from raw statistics. I ...
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Did Tanisaki and Kashiwara publish a new book?

I am not sure this question is appropriate for MO.Some one told me that they have a new book talking about affine flags and schubert cell to calculate the intersection cohomologies and ...
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475 views

Book about fluid dynamics

Hello, next monday I'll have an interview at Siemens for an internship where I have to know about fluid dynamics/computational fluid dynamics. I'm not a physicist so does somebody have a suggestion ...
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1answer
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Origin of Fujimura set

If we have 10 coins arranged in an equilateral triangle and we want to know the minimum number of coins we can remove so that none of the remaining coins form an equilateral triangle the remaining ...
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A book for problems in Functional Analysis

Hello everybody, I want to know if there's any book that categorizes problems by subjects of Functional Analysis. I'm studying Functional Analysis now a days and I really need to solve some problems ...
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Suggestions for a good Measure Theory book

I have taken analysis and have looked at different measures, but I am currently looking at realizing a certain problem in a different light and feel that I need a better background in various measures ...
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CLT for stationary sequences with infinte variance

There is a well-known central limit theorem for as a stationary sequences. If $( X_n )_n$ is a sationary sequence and $E X_n=0$ then under suitable mixing conditions the sequence $S_n := ...