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    Hi people i was just wondering if anyone knew of any good maths books aimed at first year university students who study maths. Any help would be appreciated.
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    Well, in what sense? Popular maths books like the Music of the Primes? Course books on a specific topic? Course books on general maths? A reference guide? History of maths?
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    A Concise Introduction to Pure Mathematics, Martin Liebeck
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    (Original post by Swayum)
    Well, in what sense? Popular maths books like the Music of the Primes? Course books on a specific topic? Course books on general maths? A reference guide? History of maths?
    On discrete maths, possibly graph theory. Also group theory.
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    On discrete maths, possibly graph theory. Also group theory.
    Sorry, neither are my kinds of topics.
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    (Original post by Swayum)
    Sorry, neither are my kinds of topics.
    I am also interested in complex analysis, but only know the absolute basics of it.
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    A book I found helpful was an 'Introduction to Graph Theory' was only a small book and yellow in colour but really straight forward and helpful.
    If you're already at Uni then the library may have it!

    As for the other topics I've not really used any text books to cover them.
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    (Original post by sazzlejames)
    A book I found helpful was an 'Introduction to Graph Theory' was only a small book and yellow in colour but really straight forward and helpful.
    If you're already at Uni then the library may have it!

    As for the other topics I've not really used any text books to cover them.
    How did you cover them then?:confused:
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    My modules are broken up very strangely!
    I did group theory separately to graph theory and well never looked at a book about it
    ...and my graph theory lecturer was so bad I preferred to read the book then deal with him!!
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    Oh no :eek:
    Thank you for the suggestion. If you can think of more from any area of mathematics please tell me.
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    (Original post by mathsisfunny)
    I am also interested in complex analysis, but only know the absolute basics of it.
    It is pretty stupid to study complex analysis without having analysis assuming you are a first year undergrad. Most of the ideas of complex analysis is building upon stuff that should be obvious to you like epsilon delta proves.

    How to prove it By Daniel Velleman. You could try reading Peter Eccles An introduction to Mathematical reasoning, sets, numbers and functions.
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    I'm enjoying Michael Artin's Algebra (which will cover group theory). And Priestley's Introduction to Complex Analysis, but you'd want some grounding in regular old analysis.
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    (Original post by Simplicity)
    It is pretty stupid to study complex analysis without having analysis assuming you are a first year undergrad. Most of the ideas of complex analysis is building upon stuff that should be obvious to you like epsilon delta proves.

    How to prove it By Daniel Velleman. You could try reading Peter Eccles An introduction to Mathematical reasoning, sets, numbers and functions.
    I thought that analysis encompassed complex analysis but i am probably way off.
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    (Original post by mathsisfunny)
    I thought that analysis encompassed complex analysis but i am probably way off.
    It's nice you are interested in all this stuff. But, as GA said you need to get grounding in regular analysis.

    You just be wasting your time if you read books in Complex analysis. Once you read a book on complex analysis you should look at A visual guide to complex analysis Needham. However, get it from the library.
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    (Original post by Simplicity)
    It's nice you are interested in all this stuff. But, as GA said you need to get grounding in regular analysis.

    You just be wasting your time if you read books in Complex analysis. Once you read a book on complex analysis you should look at A visual guide to complex analysis Needham. However, get it from the library.
    What would you suggest for regular analysis then.
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    You might try Groups and their Graphs by Grossman as an introduction to group theory.
 
 
 
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