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    hi i, looking to go to univercity next year to study maths and was wondering if anyone could recomend me any interesting books to read

    mainly so i can put them on my personal statment but also i want to start doing some reading at home

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    Hi there,

    If you take a look on the Cambridge or Oxford maths websites then you will find some very useful suggested reading lists. Although some personal recommendations of mine include; To Infinity and Beyond by Eli Maor and The Music of the Primes by Marcus du Sautoy.

    Also you shouldn't be reading these books just to put them on your personal statement, you should be reading them if you genuinely are interested in studying mathematics.
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    (Original post by jboy184)
    Also you shouldn't be reading these books just to put them on your personal statement, you should be reading them if you genuinely are interested in studying mathematics.
    hence " i want to start doing some reading at home"

    lol thank for the recomendations
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    e: the story of a number by Eli Maor.

    This book actually contains a reasonable amount of maths.
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    (Original post by jboy184)
    If you take a look on the Cambridge or Oxford maths websites then you will find some very useful suggested reading lists. Although some personal recommendations of mine include; To Infinity and Beyond by Eli Maor and The Music of the Primes by Marcus du Sautoy.

    Also you shouldn't be reading these books just to put them on your personal statement, you should be reading them if you genuinely are interested in studying mathematics.
    I don't see how reading awful books will improve the OPs chances of getting into uni. You won't learn any maths from Marcus du Sautoy popular books and it probably won't make you a better mathematician.

    (Original post by kingy1990)
    hi i, looking to go to univercity next year to study maths and was wondering if anyone could recomend me any interesting books to read

    mainly so i can put them on my personal statment but also i want to start doing some reading at home
    Read textbooks and not popular maths books.

    Why? they don't care what maths books you read. So its sort of pointless, I would worry more about module grades and getting A's instead of wasting time reading books that contain no maths.
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    (Original post by kingy1990)
    hi i, looking to go to univercity next year to study maths and was wondering if anyone could recomend me any interesting books to read

    mainly so i can put them on my personal statment but also i want to start doing some reading at home

    thankz
    Check "Fundamentals Of university Mathematics"..helps you bridge from A level to Uni type maths
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    I've started reading Fermat's Last Theorem by Simon Singh and really enjoying it, I've got The Music Of Primes on my next-to-read list and that looks really good too
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    I'm going to recommend you one of the best maths books in the world - seriously. It's an engineering mathematics books, but has so much examples and exercises that an idiot can understand it. It's called K.A Stroud Engineering Mathematics - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Engineering-...4&sr=8-1-spell .

    In the first Part of the book is covers all the A-Level stuff and the second part is more Further Maths/University. Trust me with this book I gurantee you that you will achieve an A*. Good Luck.
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    A Concise Introduction for Pure Mathematics - Martin Liebeck.
 
 
 
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