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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 - ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?
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Basic results for chi square processes

I could not find any introductory material with basic results regarding chi-square processes. Their definition from The Supremum of Chi-Square Processes is as a sum of $d$ squares of independent ...
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Reference for the Banach Manifold structure of $C^k(M,N)$

I'm completely new to the subject of banach manifolds and I'm looking for a reference of the following: Let $M$,$N$ be smooth (=$C^\infty$) finite-dimensional compact manifolds. Consider the set ...
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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 ...
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Linear Algebra classic books [closed]

I'm learning linear algebra at the moment, so I'm looking for some great old classic books. Something like Fermat's or Gauss books of some great mathematians. I don't really like the nowadays books ...
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Commutative algebra books representing the edge of research

Recently I have come across the books Combinatorial Commutative Algebra by Miller and Sturmfels along with Combinatorics and Commutative Algebra by Stanley. I will soon own a copy of each. I also ...
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Any good books on numerical methods for ordinary differential equations?

I need to find some masters-level exercises about numerical methods for solving ODEs. Are there any good references?
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Leibnizian calculus textbook

Where can I find a calculus textbook that emphasizes differentials? Is there such a book that I could realistically require my calculus students to use? I want a textbook that supports me when I tell ...
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Good books on Geometric Theory of Dynamical Systems

I am looking for a good book on Geometric Theory of Dynamical Systems . I found Geometric Theory of Dynamical Systems by Jr. Palis myself,but it's very old, anyway i would like to find a pure ...
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Mathematics equivalent of Feynman's Lectures in Physics? [closed]

I'm looking for an equivalent of "Feynman's Lectures in Physics" in mathematics. I'm specifically looking for book/books that delve into, using Feynman's words, "the meaning of things".
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Book on the tetrahedron

Does anybody know of a book containing "all you want to know about the tetrahedron"? What you want to know should include basic geometry of the tetrahedron, study of orthocentric tetrahedra, the Monge ...
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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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Textbooks for PDE between Strauss and Folland

Walter A. Strauss's Partial Differential Equations: An Introduction is a classic PDE textbook for the undergraduate students. While Folland's Introduction to Partial Differential Equations, is a nice ...
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Textbook for undergraduate course in geometry

I've been assigned to teach our undergraduate course in geometry next semester. This course originally was intended for future high-school teachers and focused on axiomatic, Euclid-style geometry ...
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Open problems books [closed]

As the title might indicate , I would like to look for recommendations for mathematical book that present open problems in depth with commentary. The only book of this type that I've come across is ...
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Introductory texts to mathematics [closed]

I am interested in texts recomendations for a 14 years old boy who wants to study more mathematics than he does at school. He seems quite talented, but his knowledge of maths is rather low. I would ...
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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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Studying topology: which first, algebraic or differential? [closed]

I have recently studying the basics of topology (ideas in point set, connectedness compactness) and I want to continue my studies but i'm interested in both differential and algebraic topology. which ...
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Mathematical statistical qm book-recommendation

I feel that there are quite a few good and rigorous books on the mathematical foundations of quantum mechanics, but I am currently looking for a book that covers mathematical statistical quantum ...
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Recommendation textbooks on D-module

I am going to take part in a seminar on D-modules and applications, the textbooks that will be used are : D-modules, Perverse Sheaves, and Representation Theory, A Primer of Algebraic D-Modules ...