# Questions tagged [books]

Questions in which books play a key-role, such as questions on antique books, e-books, difference between various editions of a book, etc. For questions asking for recommendations of books on some subject the tag textbook-recommendation is often more suitable.

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### Books on foliations

I am looking for resources (books, notes, lecture video, etc. anything will do although printed material in English is preferable) on foliations which satisfy some or all of the following constraints. ...

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### Book on Rigorous Renormalization

Many years ago I came across Salmhofer's Renormalization book and I studied its first chapter for a while. At the time, a professor told me the aim of the book was to develop a perturbative fermionic ...

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### Mathematical construction: ADM formulation in general relativity

I'm doing my undergraduate thesis and now I'm looking for references that presents ADM Formulation in general relativity mathematically.
I studied the basics of general relativity theory by O'Neill ...

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### Has vol. 3A of Cullis's “Matrices and Determinoids” been scanned and vol. 3B been archived?

This is a borderline question, but I'm going to risk posing it.
Cuthbert Edmund Cullis (1875?-1955?) was a somewhat obscure British mathematician whose opus magnum was a multi-volume treatise called ...

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### What happened to Stark's book on the analytic theory of algebraic numbers?

I just read the excellent chapter 6 Galois Theory, Algebraic Numbers and Zeta Functions(*) in Waldschmidt, Michel, et al., eds. From number theory to physics. Berlin etc.: Springer, 1992 by Harold ...

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### Quirky, non-rigorous, yet inspiring, literature in mathematics

In contrast with such lucid, pedagogical, inspiring books such as Visualizing Complex Analysis by Needham and Introduction to Applied Mathematics by Strang, I've had the pleasure of coming across the ...

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### Star quivers and directed Star graphs

I found the definition of $(s,t)$-star in [1], the definition of star quiver in [2]. I want, if possible a reference that point different definitions of star graphs and star quivers and is this ...

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### Adding something to a book from an unpublished paper

As many of the people that I am spamming in real life might at this point know, I am turning my coend note into a book.
I would like to add a few pages taken from a (still) unpublished paper of mine (...

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### What is a Lipschitz continuous map between Riemann surfaces in Jost's book Compact Riemann Surfaces?

This appears in the section 3.7 of the book Compact Riemann Surfaces by Jurgen Jost, right after Lemma 3.7.3. The exact words are
Now let $v:\Sigma_1\to\Sigma_2$ be a Lipschitz continuous map. ...

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### What is the definition of Sobolev maps between surfaces used by Jurgen Jost in his book Compact Riemann Surfaces?

In the book Compact Riemann Surface by Jurgen Jost, the notion of $W^{1,2}(\Sigma_1,\Sigma_2)$, where $\Sigma_1,\Sigma_2$ are Riemann surfaces, is used. But I can't figure out what definition he is ...

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### Tracking down an elusive book

A few weeks ago I had a very engaging talk with a faculty member, where he told me lots of interesting things about quantum algebras, know theory and Reshetikhin-Turaev invariants (this field is not ...

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### What is a really good book for complex variables? [closed]

I'm an engineering student but I self-study pure mathematics. I am looking for a Complex Variables Introduction book (to study before complex analysis). I have the Brown and Churchill book but I was ...

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### Good “casual” advanced math books

I'm curious if there are any good math books out there that take a "casual approach" to higher level topics. I'm very interested in advanced math, but have lost the time as of late to study textbooks ...

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### Mathematical Problems of General Relativity II

In the introduction of D. Christodoulou's book "Mathematical Problems of General Relativity I", he refers a few times to the second volume. My question is does it exists? Has it been (or will it be) ...

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### Old books you would like to have reprinted with high-quality typesetting

There are some questions on mathoverflow such as
What out-of-print books would you like to see re-printed?
Old books still used
with answers that tell us things such as:
Mathematicians prefer to ...

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### Reference request: Oldest linear algebra books with exercises?

Inspired by the recent success of my "soft question" here, I also have to ask, what are some of the oldest linear algebra books out there with exercises? I'm fine with or without solutions, either way....

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### Reference request: Oldest calculus, real analysis books with exercises?

Per the title, what are some of the oldest calculus, real analysis books out there with exercises? Maybe there are some hidden gems from before the 20th century out there.
Edit. Unsolved exercises ...

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### State-of-the-art geometry book? [closed]

For my best friend's birthday, I am looking for a geometry book. He's currently doing his math PhD and is really fond of geometry, especially hyperbolic or higher-dimensional ones, also interested in (...

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### What are examples of books which teach the practice of mathematics?

One may classify the types of mathematics books written for students into two groups: books which merely teach mathematics (i.e., they present theorems and proofs, ready-made, as it were) and those ...

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### Are there any advanced level math audiobooks?

I am aware of a few interesting math podcasts but haven’t come across any interesting advanced math audiobook. Are there some?

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### What are good articles/books on the psychology of mathematical research?

I am thinking about advanced texts similar to Polya's 'How to solve it?'. Quite a few good articles of such a kind are published under Philosophy of Mathematics, but that dwells on a very different ...

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### Which edition of Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica of Isaac Newton would you recommend to me?

I'm searching for a good edition of Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica of Isaac Newton in English. Which edition of the Principia can you suggest me? If it's possible, cheap and similar to ...

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### Duistermaat and Kolk's lost chapters on Lie groups

In Duistermaat and Kolk's book Lie Groups, it is written in the preface that "the text contains references to chapters belonging to a future volume". I could not find this second volume anywhere. Has ...

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### Books on algebraic groups over C with examples [duplicate]

I've been trying to learn about algebraic groups lately and I was wondering if there were any books/notes out there which: A. treat algebraic groups over the complex numbers, B. cover all the most ...

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### Books on music theory intended for mathematicians

Some time ago I attended a colloquium given by Princeton music theorist Dmitri Tymoczko, where he gave a fascinating talk on the connection between music composition and certain geometric objects (as ...

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### Are French, original editions of Grothendieck's EGA&SGA out of sales?

I have been desperately searching for the hardcopies of Grothendieck's EGA and SGA trilogy, but I could not find available sales except for some used books at Amazon with ridiculously expensive prices....

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### Distributional equations: reference request [closed]

I'm really having a hard time finding a book that covers distributional equations such as $xT = \delta(x)$ or distributional differential equations. Any suggestions?

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### A course on modern algebraic geometry from “The Stacks Project”

I hope this question is viable for this site. I'm sincerely sorry, if you think it isn't.
For a lot of time, "EGA" by Alexander Grothendieck and Jean Dieudonne was "the" reference on the basics of ...

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### What are the differences between The Princeton Companion to Applied Mathematics and Mathematics for Physics by Michael Stone and Paul Goldbart?

Both of them are applied mathematics books. What are the main differences between them? Which is more mathematical i.e. mathematically advanced, mathematically rigorous?

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### Trinity College, Cambridge, circa 1896 maths scholarship papers [closed]

I've been searching around looking for the (maths component) of the scholarship papers to Trinity College (Cambridge) from around 1890. Can anyone provide a link to a pdf scan of these papers?
Was ...

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### Bromwich introduction to infinite series or modern counterpart

I'm looking to brush up my analysis after several years out of mathematics (graduated in 1996 and worked in industry since then).
I want a hard core treatment of analysis in order to brush up and ...

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### Greatly expanded new edition of a Bourbaki chapter on algebra?

Recently I discovered by accident that Bourbaki issued in 2012 a radically expanded version of their 1958 Chapter 8 Modules et anneaux semi-simples (like other chapters, initially in French) within ...

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### Can I find Fermat's complete works anywhere?

I admire the mathematician very much and want to look at his writings. Is there anywhere in book or web form that has a collection of his writings?

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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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### university press specialized in math books [closed]

I am thinking of writing a book for graduate students, on graph theory.
Apart from AMS book, does someone of you could suggest a university press that acccept submission on these arguments.
I ...

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### Popular books written by great mathematicians [closed]

I read:
H. Poincare. Value of science
F. Klein. Development of Mathematics in the 19th Century
J.E. Littlewood. A Mathematicians Miscellany
G.H. Hardy. A Mathematician’s Apology
R. Courant, H....

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### Book on Convergence Concepts in Probability without Measure Theory [closed]

I am looking for a comprehensive book on Probability which discusses Convergence of Random Variables in detail, excluding portions of Measure Theory. Allan Gut's "Probability: A Graduate Course" seems ...

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### Good lecture notes/books on Jacobian of hyperelliptic curve

I want to understand what the Jacobian variety is from an algebraic (or arithmetic?) perspective.
I want to know:
What is the definition of the Jacobian?
Widely know facts about it.
Why the Jacobian ...

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### books on very large scale linear optimization

Recently in my material science research, I have encountered problems of very large scale linear optimization. I read the introductory book "Introduction to Linear Optimization (Athena Scientific ...

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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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### Advice for number theory library

Hi I just got a faculty position and it comes with a generous start up funds for "office supplies", which I must use or lose. What does a pure mathematician need? I have good computers already. I ...

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### Which tools can identify scholarly papers that use the same types of equations?

Many types of equations are being used in multiple contexts, so a search for specific formulas might be one way to identify scholarly papers that are conceptually related.
Is any website or tool ...

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### A good reference for learning about super-differentiation & super-integration?

I've looked at a couple of books for basic information for super-differentiation & super-integration - Rogers Supermanifolds, and Khrennikovs Superanalysis.
Unfortunately both books lack a clear ...

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### Alternative source to Drozd's book on finite dimensional algebras

I am trying to learn classic representation theory of finite dimensional algebras. My main source is the book "finite dimensional algebras" by Drozd and Kirichenko. I did not have too much trouble ...

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### Insightful books about elementary mathematics

What are some books that discuss elementary mathematical topics ('school mathematics'), like arithmetic, basic non-abstract algebra, plane & solid geometry, trigonometry, etc, in an insightful way?...

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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 is ...

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### P.J. Hilton notes requested

Does anybody here have the mimeographed notes Homotopy theory and duality, by P.J. Hilton, Cornell University, 1959 ?
I guess that those notes were never published online.
I believe that some ...

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### Papers better than books?

Not so long ago I took a class called "Discrete analysis". I remember that I couldn't find any "novice" level material on Mobius functions in combinatorics. So then I went to the roots and read Rota's ...

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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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### Research-level mathematical bookstores

I'm interested in compiling a list of bookstores around the world that stock a good selection of high-level mathematical books. The aim is so that a mathematician travelling, or on holiday, can easily ...