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### Linear Algebra Texts?

Can anyone suggest a relatively gentle linear algebra text that integrates vector spaces and matrix algebra right from the start? I've found in the past that students react in very negative ways to ...

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**11**answers

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### Algebraic Topology Beyond the Basics:Any Texts Bridging The Gap?

Peter May said famously that algebraic topology is a subject poorly served by it's textbooks. Sadly,I have to agree. Although we have a frieghtcar full of excellent first-year algebraic topology texts-...

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### Combination of certain linear-programming topics new?

Consider the combination of the following topics, aimed at a future book on Linear Programming:
Generalization of certain parts of the polyhedron theory and of the Simplex Algorithm to arbitrary ...

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### The best text to study both incompleteness theorems

Hi!
What text on both incompleteness theorems you would recommend for beginner?
Specifically, I'm looking for the text with the following properties:
1) The proofs should be finitistic, in Godel's ...

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**15**answers

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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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**1**answer

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### Generalizations of the Euler-Maclaurin Summation Formula

I'm using the Euler-Maclaurin formula in a research I'm working on. However brilliant is the elementary proof found here, I need and want to know more about it. Namely
Generalizations to broader ...

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**8**answers

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### Suggestions for good books on class field theory

Recently I tried to learn class field theory, but I find it is difficult. I have read the book "Algebraic Number Theory" by J. W. S. Cassels and A. Frohlich. In the book, the approach to class field ...

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**3**answers

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### Text for studying group representations in the context of (abstract) harmonic analysis

I would like to study elements of representation theory as I often encounter it when reading texts on harmonic analysis. I was therefore curious if someone could recommend a book for this.
When ...

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**2**answers

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### textbooks on modern algebraic geometry for 21st-century starters

As for learners in algebraic geometry in 21st century, is there a textbook, lecture note or anything like that to introduce algebraic geometry utilizing the language of derived categories and stacks?
...

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**4**answers

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### Good book on Calculus of Variations

What is a good book on the Calculus of Variations, for a second year PhD student?

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**1**answer

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### How to learn concepts of Functional Analysis which are common in PDE

I am a master student and working in PDE area. I am trying to gain deep understanding of some of the concepts in functional analysis which are common tools in PDE research, such as weak*-topology, ...

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**1**answer

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### Specific discrete system $x_n = A(n,u)\cdot x_{n-1}$ control papers

Basic discrete control theory mostly studies systems which can be represented as $x_n=A(n)x_{n-1}+B(n)u_n$.
I wonder if optimal control of specific discrete systems of the type $x_n = A(n,u)\cdot x_{...

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**5**answers

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### Undergraduate ODE textbook following Rota

I imagine many people are familiar with the extremely entertaining article "Ten Lessons I Wish I Had Learned Before I Started Teaching Differential Equations" by Gian-Carlo Rota. (If you're not, do ...

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**5**answers

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### Book recommendation for cobordism theory

I am planning to organize a seminar on cobordism theory and I'm looking for a reference. Such a reference is preferably a book, but I'm open to other ideas.
The audience is familiar with ...

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**3**answers

358 views

### Braided Hopf algebras and Quantum Field Theories

It is well-known, that there are a lot of applications of classical Hopf algebras in QFT, e.g. Connes-Kreimer renormalization, Birkhoff decomposition, Zimmermann formula, properties of Rota-Baxter ...

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**12**answers

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### Introductory text on Riemannian geometry

I have studied differential geometry, and am looking for basic introductory texts on Riemannian geometry. My target is eventually Kähler geometry, but certain topics like geodesics, curvature, ...

**21**

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**24**answers

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### Text for an introductory Real Analysis course.

Any suggestions on a good text to use for teaching an introductory Real Analysis course? Specifically what have you found to be useful about the approach taken in specific texts?

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**7**answers

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### Is Mac Lane still the best place to learn category theory?

For a student embarking on a study of algebraic topology, requiring a knowledge of basic category theory, with a long-term view toward higher/stable/derived category theory, ...
Is Mac Lane still ...

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**18**answers

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### A good book of functional analysis

I'm a student (I've been studying mathematics 4 years at the university) and I like functional analysis and topology, but I only studied 6 credits of functional analysis and 7 in topology (the basics)....

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**3**answers

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### Finite, abelian, yet “fugitive” orthogonal subgroups

Update July 29, 2013.
I have still not found a good textbook for this topic, if you point one to me I will be grateful :) I have accepted BS's answer anyway, since their explanation was useful to me ...

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**3**answers

286 views

### Combinatorial aspects of continued fractions

Recently, I got interested in the study of the combinatorial aspects of continued fractions. Precisely, I read of the following lemma of Flajolet (see here):
Lemma. It holds
$$\sum_{\omega} \nu(\...

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**1**answer

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### What would be a suitable textbook of ordinary differential equations for such content? [closed]

I'm a first year undergraduate in Math. And I'm going to take the course "Analysis II" in the next semester.
Half of the course will be spent on ODEs, but from the content of the lecture notes I ...

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**22**answers

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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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vote

**1**answer

233 views

### Good graph theory and combinatorics book

I am looking for a book about graph theory and combinatorics. I am studying the routing problem in communication networks, therefore my interest is on a book with a wide set of problems and examples.
...

**9**

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**6**answers

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### What is a good book on topological groups?

I am looking for a good book on Topological Groups. I have read Pontryagin myself, and I looked some other in the library but they all seem to go in length into some esoteric topics.
I would love ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

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### reference request: simple facts about vector-valued $L^p$ spaces [closed]

I learned basic results (regarding weak convergence) about Banach-space valued functions of a single real variable when learning PDE. (See e.g. Appendix E in Evans's Partial Differential Equations) I ...

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**10**answers

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### nonstandard analysis book recommendation

I wish to learn nonstandard analysis. Are there any good book recommendations? I'm familiar with the ZFC system, and learnt analysis the classical way. I've found some undergraduate texts, but they ...

**15**

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**5**answers

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### Textbook or lecture notes in topological K-Theory

I am looking for a good introductory level textbook (or set of lecture notes) on classical topological K-Theory that would be suitable for a one-semester graduate course. Ideally, it would require ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

345 views

### Mathematics Book on Yang-Mills Equation [duplicate]

I am planning to read two papers - Atiyah-Bott's paper on Yang-Mills equations on Riemann surfaces and Hitchin's Self-Duality equations on Riemann Surface. Can someone please suggest some book where ...

**3**

votes

**3**answers

614 views

### Intuitive functional analysis book

I want to know functional analysis book like Terence tao's real analysis and measure theory book, full of intuition. I am aware of linear algebra, real analysis, measure theory, Probability theory.

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**10**answers

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### A book for problems in Functional Analysis

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 in order to ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

33 views

### going from basic category theory to 2-category theory [duplicate]

It seems to me that 2-category is the natural frame to express many of the interesting concepts in computer science :
monoidal categories and the various monoids (inc monades etc..)
end and coend as ...

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votes

**17**answers

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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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**6**answers

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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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**12**answers

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### Homological Algebra texts

I would like to hear the communities' ideas on good Homological Algebra textbooks / references. The standard example is of course Weibel (which I'll leave for someone else to describe).
As usual, ...

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votes

**29**answers

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### Alternative Undergraduate Analysis Texts

Other than the standard baby Rudin, Spivak, and Stein-Shakarchi, are there other alternative and comprehensive analysis texts at the undergraduate level? For example something that has general results ...

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**6**answers

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### Good lattice theory books?

A recent answer motivated me to post about this. I've always had a vague, unpleasant feeling that somehow lattice theory has been completely robbed of the important place it deserves in mathematics - ...

**25**

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**6**answers

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### A toolbox for algebraic topology

This question has a very general part and a rather concrete part.
General:
When one wants to prove something in algebraic topology (actually in all parts of mathematics) one obviously needs some ...

**13**

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**7**answers

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### Book on Symplectic Geometry

Can someone please tell me some introductory book on symplectic geometry? I have no prior idea of the subject but I do know about Lagrangian and Hamiltonian dynamics (at the level of Landau-Lifschitz ...

**5**

votes

**0**answers

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### Grothendieck problem

Could you suggest me a book or a link where I can find some information about the Grothendieck problem about differential equations?
The Grothendieck problem that I am reffering to is the following: ...

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votes

**33**answers

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### Best Algebraic Geometry text book? (other than Hartshorne)

I think (almost) everyone agrees that Hartshorne's Algebraic Geometry is still the best.
Then what might be the 2nd best?
It can be a book, preprint, online lecture note, webpage, etc.
One suggestion ...

**4**

votes

**2**answers

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### Notes on flag varieties and Grassmannians for beginners

Can you suggest books or lecture notes (for beginners) covering basic material about flag varieties and Grassmannians (of reductive groups), with emphasis on the usual flag variety, i.e. flag variety ...

**13**

votes

**1**answer

372 views

### An introduction to Macdonald polynomials other (better?!) than SFHP

Long story short, I personally find Macdonald's celebrated book Symmetric Functions and Hall Polynomials somewhat difficult to read for various reasons. I also know for a fact that I'm not the only ...

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votes

**3**answers

917 views

### Category theory for Algebraic Geometry

How much of category theory should I know to view schemes, sheaves and cohomology concepts as concrete cases of abstract categorical concepts? Is there a textbook of category theory for AG people?

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**9**answers

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### Advanced Differential Geometry Textbook

I tried this post on StackExchange with no luck. Hopefully the experts at MathOverflow can help.
In algebraic topology there are two canonical "advanced" textbooks that go quite far beyond the usual ...

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votes

**5**answers

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### Beginners text on calculus of variations

I want to begin learning Calculus of Variations. What texts would MathOverflow recommend? Amazon shows up quite a few options:
http://tinyurl.com/36koaq4
I work on Machine Learning, and that where ...

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votes

**6**answers

866 views

### What books approach group theory through transformation/permutation groups?

What are some books that discuss transformation groups (or permutation groups) before abstract groups?
Some quotes to motivate the question:
from V. I. Arnold, 'On Teaching Mathematics':
What ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Springer GTM Reprints in China?

I apologise if this is not the sort of question appropriate for MO; it does however seem that mathematicians are the most likely to know the answer:
Many of the Chinese mathematicians and graduate ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Good broad review of agent-based modeling? [closed]

Trying to find some good review of agent-based models and networks, specifically models that are defined by a graph of interacting nodes, that covers analysis of collective behavior based on model of ...

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**2**answers

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### What's a good introduction to category theory for someone doing analysis?

I do functional analysis, and diagrams are popping all over the place. It is about time I learned me some category theory.
Any recommendations?