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TopNewestThe Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdős and the Search for Mathematical Truth by Paul Hoffman

Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter

Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem by Simon Singh

The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography by Simon Singh

Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea by Charles Seife

The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives by Leonard Mlodinow

A Mathematician's Apology by G.H. Hardy

Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture: A Novel of Mathematical Obsession by Apostolos Doxiadis

The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan by Robert Kanigel

Letters to a Young Mathematician by Ian Stewart

A Tour of the Calculus by David Berlinski

The Calculus Wars by Jason Socrates Bardi

The Parrot's Theorem by Denis Guedj

These have been a few of my favorite books about mathematics. The ones closer to the top are my personal favorites. There is no study material or problems in most of these books, just great reading about math.

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wow man you have got a great taste for reading

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I think you may find this book interesting:

In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World by Ian Stewart

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A great book is 'A Mathematical Mosaic'

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I want to read books which state how formulas that we today use were derived and the techniques that had been used to arrive at the same.

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Please specify the formula.

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like the formulas in calculus..

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I like "The Man Who Loved only numbers"

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what books would be preferable for basics of number theory?

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Elementary number theory by David M bruton Or introduction to number theory by I.Niven ...

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For more click here: [link] (http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/8231.Best

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I wnt to ur link, but am unable to read books , if u cud tell me wht to do... i made a account nd wanted to read the man who knew infinity....

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Goodreads is just a website that allows you to look for books with similar taste to the books you have already read. You can't read books on the site, just looks for similar taste and recommends you books to read in the future.

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Since you are indian too , I recommend you to read " the man who knew infinity" ( biogrpahy of Ramanujan) . It is really really pleasure to read this wonderfull book !!

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What is the role of

INDIANin it. I mean can't the people residing in other countries read it.Log in to reply