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Anyone recommend any good Maths books (not textbooks!) that are an interesting read. I currently studying only Single Maths @ A-Level and will be studying Physics at Uni this October, and so I'm looking for aomse books to read over the summer that will broadern my mathematical knowledge and thirst! Cheers
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Anyone recommend any good Maths books (not textbooks!) that are an interesting read. I currently studying only Single Maths @ A-Level and will be studying Physics at Uni this October, and so I'm looking for aomse books to read over the summer that will broadern my mathematical knowledge and thirst! Cheers

Fermat's last theorem.
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Anyone recommend any good Maths books (not textbooks!) that are an interesting read. I currently studying only Single Maths @ A-Level and will be studying Physics at Uni this October, and so I'm looking for aomse books to read over the summer that will broadern my mathematical knowledge and thirst! Cheers
Check out Amazon, http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...487562-6906816
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Thanks!
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One thing though, who is the author?! As I've found two "Fermat's Last Theorem" but with 2 completely different authors!
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One thing though, who is the author?! As I've found two "Fermat's Last Theorem" but with 2 completely different authors!
I've read the one by Simon Singh and found it very interesting. Also The Code Book by him is good too - not really maths but interesting. Talks about quantum cryptography a bit too which links in with physics.
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One thing though, who is the author?! As I've found two "Fermat's Last Theorem" but with 2 completely different authors!
I've got a copy of that

The author (mine) is Amir D.Aczel
Published by "Four Walls Eight Windows"
First Published 1996
Price (then) £12.99
Pages: 140 (ca. A5)

From what I remember, It's an interesting, pleasing, and easy read.
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Fermat's Last Theorum, Simon Singh.
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Cheers! That's the book I thought as that one has loads of good reviews but have now found two other maths books with the same title but with two other authors! lol
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Anyone recommend any good Maths books (not textbooks!) that are an interesting read. I currently studying only Single Maths @ A-Level and will be studying Physics at Uni this October, and so I'm looking for aomse books to read over the summer that will broadern my mathematical knowledge and thirst! Cheers
Go on the cambridge uni maths site - they have a categorised suggested reading list, i think theirs a leisure reading section (or similar title) which are quite good - fermats last theorem is on the list i believe
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this book/textbook is a must for a undergraduate first and second year mathematician,physicist or engineer:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...452406-7959611
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this book/textbook is a must for a undergraduate first and second year mathematician,physicist or engineer:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...452406-7959611
Fermat's Last Theorem - definately!
The Man Who Loved Only Numbers (it was fantastic!!!)
Pi in the Sky (also good, not as good as the first two though)
or anything by Ian Stewart
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What Is Mathematics? - definitely,

Also, a similar book i imagine to Integral Anomoly's, mathematical methods for science students, very good at introducing concepts neccessary for maths/physics at university.
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Anyone recommend any good Maths books (not textbooks!) that are an interesting read. I currently studying only Single Maths @ A-Level and will be studying Physics at Uni this October, and so I'm looking for aomse books to read over the summer that will broadern my mathematical knowledge and thirst! Cheers
A Mathematician's Apology by G H Hardy
Ramanujan also by Hardy
Littlewood's Miscellany
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this book/textbook is a must for a undergraduate first and second year mathematician,physicist or engineer:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...452406-7959611
Definetly a good book.
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Hey! I have that one!
It's a bit complex at the moment, I'm going to get into it befre I go to university though.
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ME 2! I've already got that, thanks to a recommendation by Mik1a! I only got it about 2wks ago though, so havent really used it yet.
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