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    Anyone know any decent maths reads? Not necessarily learning based,j ust good books about maths.
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    It depends what you're into and at what level your mathematical skill functions.

    Let me think...

    The Emperors New Mind by Roger Penrose
    The Road to Reality by Roger Penrose
    A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
    Introduction to Mathemtical Philosophy by Bertrand Russell and so on

    Try Googling or Amazon.com-ing it
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    Try some of the following:

    Fermat's Last Theorem Simon Singh
    The Millenium Problems Keith Devlin
    God Created The Integers edited by Stephen Hawkings
    Does God Play Dice?: The New Mathematics of Chaos Ian Stewart
    Cryptonomicon Neal Stephenson
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    I second Fermat's Last Theorem, a very good book indeed.
    A Mathematician's Apology, by G. H. Hardy, also very good.

    erm what else i have read:
    The Mathematical Universe, by William Dunham
    lol, The Wonders of Numbers, by Clifford Pickover
    E, the Story of a Number, by Eli Maor - if you happen to like 'e'
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    Why do buses come in threes? and any of Ian Stewarts 'lighthearted' books are (relatively) fun.
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    (Original post by Pascal)
    Anyone know any decent maths reads? Not necessarily learning based,j ust good books about maths.
    I read an amazingly good book about the history of maths, how some of the most significant theories came about, describes the most prolific mathematicians lives etc plus its not too theory-heavy and actually made me laugh out loud in places.

    Euclid's Window. Let me know what you think of it if you decide to read it...
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    Depends how good your maths is - something like The Roads To Reality or God Created The Integers is going to tax your brain a lot more than Fermats Last Theorem or A Mathematicians Apology. From Here To Infinity by Ian Stewart is quite a good overview that manages to give a decent account without getting too technical.
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    (Original post by ProfessorFitBoy)
    It depends what you're into and at what level your mathematical skill functions.

    Let me think...

    The Emperors New Mind by Roger Penrose
    The Road to Reality by Roger Penrose
    A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
    Introduction to Mathemtical Philosophy by Bertrand Russell and so on

    Try Googling or Amazon.com-ing it
    You know what is good, ma hom.
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    The Parrot's Theorem by Denis Guedj
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    (Original post by MichaelJWilliams)
    Why do buses come in threes? and any of Ian Stewarts 'lighthearted' books are (relatively) fun.
    I'd second this. They probably aren't anywhere near as complex as the others posted here, but they are good reads.
    Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities is a good one.
 
 
 
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