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Steven Henry Strogatz is a mathematician and the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University.
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Real Analysis
A Long-Form Mathematics Textbook (The Long-Form Math Textbook Series)
Jay Cummings - Jul 15, 2019
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This textbook is designed for students. Rather than the typical definition-theorem-proof-repeat style, this text includes much more commentary, motivation and explanation. The proofs are not terse, and aim for understanding over economy. Furthermore, dozens of proofs are preceded by "scratch work" or a proof sketch to give students a big-picture vi...
Steven Strogatz
Mar 25, 2021
@MichaelALewis10 @peterdodds Yes, I’m a big fan of the Real Analysis book by @LongFormMath. Jay is wonderful, humane teacher, and a very clear explainer. Also, a lot of fun!      source
Born a Crime
Stories from a South African Childhood
Trevor Noah - Feb 12, 2019 (first published in 2016)
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man's coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followedNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times - USA Today - San Francisco Chronicle - NPR - Esquire - Newsday - Booklist...
Steven Strogatz
Mar 21, 2021
On a long car ride, my wife and I just listened to BORN A CRIME by @Trevornoah. What a fantastic book! We loved it. Makes me appreciate Trevor even more, and we learned so much about South Africa. The book is tender and funny, and Trevor‘s performance makes the audiobook a must      source
The Calculus Gallery
Masterpieces from Newton to Lebesgue (Princeton Science Library)
William Dunham - Nov 13, 2018 (first published in 2004)
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More than three centuries after its creation, calculus remains a dazzling intellectual achievement and the gateway to higher mathematics. This book charts its growth and development by sampling from the work of some of its foremost practitioners, beginning with Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz in the late seventeenth century and continuin...
Steven Strogatz
Feb 08, 2021
@SaverioIV @hari_manikantan For people who want to see some actual math in their pop math books, all the books by William Dunham are superb. I especially recommend “Journey through genius” and “The calculus gallery”. “Prime obsession” by John Derbyshire is also excellent.      source
Prime Obsession
Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics
John Derbyshire - May 25, 2004 (first published in 2003)
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In 1859, Bernhard Riemann, a little-known thirty-two year old mathematician, made a hypothesis while presenting a paper to the Berlin Academy titled “On the Number of Prime Numbers Less Than a Given Quantity.” Today, after 150 years of careful research and exhaustive study, the Riemann Hypothesis remains unsolved, with a one-million-dollar prize ea...
Steven Strogatz
Feb 08, 2021
@SaverioIV @hari_manikantan For people who want to see some actual math in their pop math books, all the books by William Dunham are superb. I especially recommend “Journey through genius” and “The calculus gallery”. “Prime obsession” by John Derbyshire is also excellent.      source
Journey through Genius
The Great Theorems of Mathematics
William Dunham - Aug 01, 1991 (first published in 1990)
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Like masterpieces of art, music, and literature, great mathematical theorems are creative milestones, works of genius destined to last forever. Now William Dunham gives them the attention they deserve.Dunham places each theorem within its historical context and explores the very human and often turbulent life of the creator — from Archimedes, the a...
Steven Strogatz
Feb 08, 2021
@SaverioIV @hari_manikantan For people who want to see some actual math in their pop math books, all the books by William Dunham are superb. I especially recommend “Journey through genius” and “The calculus gallery”. “Prime obsession” by John Derbyshire is also excellent.      source
Fundamentals
Ten Keys to Reality
Frank Wilczek - Jan 12, 2021
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One of our great contemporary scientists reveals the ten profound insights that illuminate what everyone should know about the physical worldIn Fundamentals, Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek offers the reader a simple yet profound exploration of reality based on the deep revelations of modern science. With clarity and an infectious sense of joy, he gu...
Steven Strogatz
Jan 22, 2021
A beautiful review of a beautiful book.      source
Networks
Mark Newman - Sep 19, 2018 (first published in 2010)
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The study of networks, including computer networks, social networks, and biological networks, has attracted enormous interest in the last few years. The rise of the Internet and the wide availability of inexpensive computers have made it possible to gather and analyze network data on an unprecedented scale, and the development of new theoretical to...
Steven Strogatz
Jan 08, 2021
@pan_con_chancho Mark Newman's book "Networks" is a good choice.      source
The Hidden Life of Trees
What They Feel, How They Communicate―Discoveries from A Secret World (The Mysteries of Nature (1))
Peter Wohlleben - Sep 13, 2016 (first published in 2015)
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In The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in the woodland and the amazing scientific processes behind the wonders of which we are blissfully unaware. Much like human families, tree parents live together with their childre...
Steven Strogatz
Dec 06, 2020
@johnnie62722 That book plays a prominent part in the story.      source
Berkeley Physics Course
Edward M. Purcell - Jan 01, 1986 (first published in 1965)
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The sequence of topics covered include: electrostatics; steady currents; magnetic field; electromagnetic induction; and electric and magnetic polarization in matter. Taking a nontraditional approach, students focus on fundamental questions from different frames of reference. Each chapter has figures and problems to apply concepts studied....
Steven Strogatz
Dec 06, 2020
This book by Purcell was the best textbook I read as an undergraduate. It was so intellectually exciting, and had such fantastic pedagogy! I’m using relevant parts of it for my students this semester in multivariable calculus.      source
Tensor Geometry
The Geometric Viewpoint and its Uses (Graduate Texts in Mathematics (130))
C. T. J. Dodson - Nov 07, 1991 (first published in 1977)
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We have been very encouraged by the reactions of students and teachers using our book over the past ten years and so this is a complete retype in TEX, with corrections of known errors and the addition of a supplementary bibliography. Thanks are due to the Springer staff in Heidelberg for their enthusiastic sup port and to the typist, Armin Kollner ...
Steven Strogatz
Nov 09, 2020
@paulmassonbrand @YouTube I like the book “tensor geometry” by Dodson and Poston. They do a great job of connecting the physical and mathematical approaches to tensors. The book is aimed at people interested in differential geometry and general relativity, but it’s also very good on tensors in general.      source
Probability
A Lively Introduction
Henk Tijms - Oct 06, 2017
Probability has applications in many areas of modern science, not to mention in our daily life. Its importance as a mathematical discipline cannot be overrated, and it is a fascinating and surprising topic in its own right. This engaging textbook with its easy-to-follow writing style provides a comprehensive yet concise introduction to the subject....
Steven Strogatz
Aug 16, 2020
@RachelOaktree For introductory level, I admire the books by Henk Tijms: “Understanding probability“ and “probability: a lively introduction“. For graduate level, Shiryaev.      source
Understanding Probability by Henk Tijms
Probability by Albert N. Shiryaev
Calculus Gems by George F. Simmons
Until the End of Time by Brian Greene
Building a Better Teacher by Elizabeth Green
How the Universe Got Its Spots by Janna Levin
A Book of Abstract Algebra by Charles C Pinter
Visual Group Theory1st edition by Carter, NathanHardcover by aa
Patterns of the Universe by Alex Bellos
Geometry for Enjoyment and Challenge by Richard Rhoad
Differential Equations with Applications and Historical Notes by George F. Simmons