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So I am writing a personal statement for economics but I want to read a book or doing something further maths related as I am not doing further maths at school. Is there a course maybe or a book I could read or do?
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I recommend books by Martin Gardner.
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I recommend books by Martin Gardner.
Yh I was thinking about reading this book "Martin Gardner's Mathematical Games: The Entire Collection of His "Scientific American" Columns"
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Martin-Gard.../dp/0883855453

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Yh I was thinking about reading this book "Martin Gardner's Mathematical Games: The Entire Collection of His "Scientific American" Columns"
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Martin-Gard.../dp/0883855453

What do you think?
My personal preference would be a physical book (you don't have to listen to me ) but that's the sort that should be good.
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My personal preference would be a physical book (you don't have to listen to me ) but that's the sort that should be good.
Oo that sounds good but is there a specific book you can recommend thanks
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Oo that sounds good but is there a specific book you can recommend thanks
This one was quite good:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Penrose-Til...s=books&sr=1-1
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This one was quite good:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Penrose-Til...s=books&sr=1-1
Does it also have problem-solving related things in it and have you read this? what is it like?
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Does it also have problem-solving related things in it and have you read this? what is it like?
It has some problem solving things in it.
I have read it and it's very interesting.
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It has some problem solving things in it.
I have read it and it's very interesting.
Thank you :five:

How big is the book?
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Thank you :five:

How big is the book?
A bit more than A5 and around an inch thick if I remember correctly.
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a good meaty read is Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6del,_Escher,_Bach
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So I am writing a personal statement for economics but I want to read a book or doing something further maths related as I am not doing further maths at school. Is there a course maybe or a book I could read or do?
For a maths-related book recommendation, I read 'the music of the primes' in summer and I really enjoyed it so you might like to read that.
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a good meaty read is Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6del,_Escher,_Bach
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A bit more than A5 and around an inch thick if I remember correctly.
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For a maths-related book recommendation, I read 'the music of the primes' in summer and I really enjoyed it so you might like to read that.
Thank you guys
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For a maths-related book recommendation, I read 'the music of the primes' in summer and I really enjoyed it so you might like to read that.
I reread that recently. I would've preferred it if I want a little more in depth and cut down on the prose a tad but still a good book.
Fermat's last theorem by Simon Singh is good too.
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My personal preference would be a physical book (you don't have to listen to me ) but that's the sort that should be good.
hi what's a physical book?
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hi what's a physical book?
The one you linked to was a CD-ROM set so I was just saying I'd get an actual book instead of that.
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The one you linked to was a CD-ROM set so I was just saying I'd get an actual book instead of that.
Oh right lol
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The one you linked to was a CD-ROM set so I was just saying I'd get an actual book instead of that.
I've purchased the Penrose tile book... is it an easy read for someone who isn't very mathematically inclined
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I've purchased the Penrose tile book... is it an easy read for someone who isn't very mathematically inclined
I'm in year 10 and very interested in maths. I assume you are doing A-levels so you should be okay.
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I'm in year 10 and very interested in maths. I assume you are doing A-levels so you should be okay.
Ok sounds good
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