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Recommendation for Maths Books

Hello everyone,

This is my first note at brilliant ,

I'm writing this note to know about a few but Good books on the following topics , (please Note that im a beginner) :-

(1) Number theory , (2) Plane Geometry ,

  • Also please recommend some books for preparation of JMO & RMO.

    Please do comment & help.! Thank You ..!

Note by Rishabh Tiwari
4 months ago

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Firstly, Physics and Mathematics are two very interestingly deadly subjects. Once you loose grip of them, you almost loose that forever. I'll recommend some books for now, trying solving each and every problem from them. Don't do the mistake that I did, i.e. completely leaving one subject for the sake of another.

Geometry:

  • Coxeter
  • SL Loney Trigonometry (Problems only)
  • Titu Andreescu books
  • Math Olympiad Journals

Algebra:

  • Hall and Knight Higher Algebra is more than enough
  • Brilliant wikis for Classical Inequalities

Number Theory:

  • Brilliant wikis
  • Burton Number Theory

Physics:

  • HC Verma
  • IE Irodov
  • Cengage for Electromagnetism
  • DC Pandey for Mechanics
  • Halliday Resnick Walker for Fundamental Concepts.

General Olympiad books:

  • Challenge and Thrill of Pre College Mathematics
  • INMO book by Rajeev Manocha
  • InPhO book by Arihant
  • Physics today and Mathematics today are a set of must buy for gaining excellence in Olympiads.

Books like RD Sharma and NCERT are not at all Olympiad Mathematics. A Olympiad student can do their problems even while watching CID. So start from my recommended books and gain excellence.

Hope that helps.

Warning: Calculus is famously stated as a math olympian's nightmare. Do study Calculus from Arihant JEE books.Best of luck!

Swapnil Das · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Swapnil Das And atlast when the physics master steps in, the others are keft astounded. #claps #whistles (+1) Ashish Siva · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Swapnil Das How was Phase test ? Rajdeep Dhingra · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Rajdeep Dhingra Completely messed up. The entire test was a nightmare for me. How was yours? Swapnil Das · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Swapnil Das Mine was cool except for SST. Rajdeep Dhingra · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Sanyam Goel Result didn't come. So I don't know. Rajdeep Dhingra · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Swapnil Das \(\text {Thank You Very Much !!!}\) , You have provided me with enough choices , I hope a few from them would work for me , because if I get too much of them, then confusion wouldn't let Me study.....! Btw I have the basic PCM resources for JEE, thanks for ur recommendation, Btw based on your experience , what would you suggest , shall I take one - two books or study all of them? One more question, are the titu andrescuu, math olympiad journals , & coxeter available in the market? Or I have to order them online? Thanking you once again for all your help! Rishabh Tiwari · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Rishabh Tiwari I personally do not possess the hard copy versions of the books, rather I have downloaded PDFs. Physics books can be ordered online, so you do not need to worry about them.

It depends on you on the basis of your speed and urge of preparations, how many books do you want to buy at once. I have all the books as PDFs or hardcopies, and I don't find anything confusing me, to be very honest. Central to Mathematics and Physics is problem solving, so as many problems, that much of practice. If you want to get limited to some problems, atmost 5 books from the list may do. But I find myself comfortable with doing atleast 100 types of questions from a single topic, because that's fun.

Be free to ask me further questions, always ready to help :) Swapnil Das · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Swapnil Das Thank you very much, for your motivation,I got it, aren't you in 11th this year? You'll be too giving olympiads I think? Rishabh Tiwari · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Rishabh Tiwari I'm in 10th. Yes,I'll be giving Olympiads this year. Swapnil Das · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Swapnil Das Are you in Fiitjee Delhi? Rishabh Tiwari · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Rishabh Tiwari Nah, I am from Odisha. Swapnil Das · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Swapnil Das Ok then, you are really a physics champion! \(\text {All the Best}\) for all the competitions ! Thank you very much for your help! Rishabh Tiwari · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Rishabh Tiwari Thanks for your compliment. All the very best to you too. Glad to help :) Swapnil Das · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Swapnil Das Your in 10th?????? Ashish Siva · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Rishabh Tiwari Recommended complete few books properly. After being thorough with it go to another set. Thats what I am going to follow throughout the whole year. Ashish Siva · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Ashish Siva Thank you very much buddy, thats what I thought too! :):) Rishabh Tiwari · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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For elecro-magnetism - Edward M Purcell - Electricity and Magnetism, Griffiths,Jakson, I.E irodov(theory book)

Mechanics - Classical mechanics by david morin , Kleppner mechanics, I.E irodov(theory book)

Ray Optics and others - HC Verma , Halliday Resnik

Alzebra - Bernard and child, Hall and knight alzebra

Calculus - Tarasov calculus , I.A Maron calculus

Trignometry and Geometry - S.L Loney is the best

Questions in Physics - I.E irodov, Krotov.

Acc. to me , the best book for physics is -: Lewis-Carroll-Epstein-Thinking-Physics-Practical-Lessons-in-Critical-Thinking-Insight-Press-2002 Akash Shukla · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Akash Shukla Thank you so much! Now I have sufficient choices for physics! Rishabh Tiwari · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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Sorry for late reply ... Elementary. NT by D.Burton. Chinmay Sangawadekar · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Chinmay Sangawadekar Thank you very much !, is it available as a hard copy in market? Rishabh Tiwari · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Rishabh Tiwari Oh yeah , are you interested in physics :) Chinmay Sangawadekar · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Chinmay Sangawadekar Yes I enjoy physics too much. I am also preparing for maths & physics olympiad this year.! Can you suggest me some resources /books? Rishabh Tiwari · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Rishabh Tiwari @Rajdeep Dhingra @Swapnil Das Can guide you better than me ....For physics try HCV and irodov... i do not have experience with Olympiads ...but try those 2 books... Chinmay Sangawadekar · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Chinmay Sangawadekar I have some very old JEE books for subjective. They are equivalent to Olympiad Level. You can try the Irodov Theory books. Rajdeep Dhingra · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Chinmay Sangawadekar What can be the good books for KVS JMO & RMO ? @Rajdeep Dhingra , @Swapnil Das , plz help, thank you. Rishabh Tiwari · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Rishabh Tiwari Math , My Olympiad Math isn't very good. Also math can't be learned. It can only be practised. Try solving Past papers and other countries national papers. Rajdeep Dhingra · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Rajdeep Dhingra Thank you very much for your suggestion , I will solve some papers definitely.! Rishabh Tiwari · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Rishabh Tiwari HC verma suits well for physics, RC Mukerjee for Chemistry. Ashish Siva · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Ashish Siva Hey buddy, thnx for ur suggestion , I love problems of rcm , I just don't know any books to prepare for Jmo & Rmo , Their course are a bit different! Rishabh Tiwari · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Rishabh Tiwari Rmo? Yeah for all competitive exams one set of books do really well:- NCERT Ashish Siva · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Ashish Siva Yup ur absolutely right , geometry from 8 ,9, & 10th Ncert would be good , but to prepare Number theory & combinatorics & higher geometry , I think I need to refer some good books , as of now I have none! Rishabh Tiwari · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Rishabh Tiwari Yeah, get nice books but publishers too count. Best recommended are Goyal brothers. Ashish Siva · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Ashish Siva Ok got it , if u can give the details for Olympiad book, then it would be very nice of u, inform me please whenever you have the chance. Thanks for helping.! Rishabh Tiwari · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Rishabh Tiwari Sure. Another book for geometry:- Geometry Revisited. Ashish Siva · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Ashish Siva Yup I liked that book , Deeparaj bhaiya suggested that to me , awesome book ! I think that now I have enough choices to choose books, thnx for ur help buddy, really man! Rishabh Tiwari · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Rishabh Tiwari Which class are you in Rishabh ? Chinmay Sangawadekar · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Chinmay Sangawadekar Thanks for your help @Chinmay Sangawadekar ! Rishabh Tiwari · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Chinmay Sangawadekar I have also stepped in 11th class.! Rishabh Tiwari · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Chinmay Sangawadekar Thank you very much buddy, I am solving Hcv as of now & have heard about irodov its a pretty tough book, in which class u are? Rishabh Tiwari · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Rishabh Tiwari I just stepped into 11th. ... wbu ? Chinmay Sangawadekar · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Chinmay Sangawadekar Me too! Classes will start from 1st July, I have joined an IIT coaching here in Mathura , & you? Rishabh Tiwari · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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Try Challenge and Thrill of Pre-College Mathematics by C R Pranesachar and V Krishnamurthy ...its one of the recommended books for rmo...the geometry section in the book is the best.... Probhakar Roy · 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Krishna Ar Rishabh Tiwari · 4 months ago

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@Deeparaj Bhat Rishabh Tiwari · 4 months ago

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@Rishabh Tiwari For plane geometry, these books are quite good:

The first book covers pure geometry and the second covers trigonometry (which is useful in pure geometry problems many times).

The third book deals with solving geometry probpems via complex numbers. Deeparaj Bhat · 4 months ago

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@Deeparaj Bhat Thank you very much brother! Rishabh Tiwari · 4 months ago

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@Rishabh Tiwari No problem. Deeparaj Bhat · 4 months ago

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@Deeparaj Bhat I tried downloading them , but it always fails.! Can you help me? Plz send it at my email rishu0818@gmail.com ! Thnx for ur help! Rishabh Tiwari · 4 months ago

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@Rishabh Tiwari Ok. I've sent the mail. As of now it's in the outbox. I'll update you as soon as it is sent. Deeparaj Bhat · 4 months ago

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@Deeparaj Bhat Thank you :) Rishabh Tiwari · 4 months ago

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@Rishabh Tiwari Ok. They've been sent. See if you're able to view them and update me. :) Deeparaj Bhat · 4 months ago

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@Deeparaj Bhat They are all very nice books, I have received them , thank you for your help brother😃! Rishabh Tiwari · 4 months ago

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@Akshat Sharda Rishabh Tiwari · 4 months ago

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@Ashish Siva Rishabh Tiwari · 4 months ago

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Yo, one book which is best for all these things :- ★RD Sharma★ Ashish Siva · 4 months ago

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@Ashish Siva For which class plz? Rishabh Tiwari · 4 months ago

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@Rishabh Tiwari 11th Ashish Siva · 4 months ago

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@Ashish Siva It contains number theory too? I didn't knew that , well thank you very much Ashish for ur help.! Rishabh Tiwari · 4 months ago

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@Rishabh Tiwari Haha number theory too, I leatn from it. Ashish Siva · 4 months ago

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@Ashish Siva Is it a competition book or usual based on ncert type? Rishabh Tiwari · 4 months ago

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@Rishabh Tiwari It ia both. Beat recommwnded book for all 11th and 12th graders. Those who arw through with this can surely do well in IIT JEE. Ashish Siva · 4 months ago

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@Ashish Siva Thank you very much buddy .! I will definitely use that book! Thnx once again ! Rishabh Tiwari · 4 months ago

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@Rishabh Tiwari (^。^) Ashish Siva · 4 months ago

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@Ashish Siva Whats this? Rishabh Tiwari · 4 months ago

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@Rishabh Tiwari Happy face ʕ•ٹ•ʔ Ashish Siva · 4 months ago

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