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Topics In Algebra
Topics In Algebra
von Israel N. Herstein
  Taschenbuch
Preis: EUR 140,70

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Classic Text but not the Most Elementary, 12. Juli 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Topics In Algebra (Taschenbuch)
I wonder if all the reviews I see are of "Topics in Algebra", 2nd ed. or "Abstract Algebra", 3rd ed. The second book is a good undergraduate introduction. However, Topics could be use at the graduate level. I. N. Herstein was a great authority and his writing has unusual clarity. Topics is not only more advanced than the other but I think it is simply the better book. The first edition helped me in graduate school some thirty years ago. The treatment of group theory is particularly rich, with a thorough explication of the Sylow theorems.


A Course of Pure Mathematics (Cambridge Mathematical Library)
A Course of Pure Mathematics (Cambridge Mathematical Library)
von G. H. Hardy
  Taschenbuch

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5.0 von 5 Sternen A Classic for Decades and For Decades to Come, 2. Juli 2000
This book may be a little quaint. The terminology is a little out of date, e.g. "sequences" are "functions of a positive integral variable." It is marked by great organization and copious examples. What I appreciate most is the clarity and simplicity of the proofs. This is a great book for any serious student of real analysis prior to the Lebesque integral.


Complex Analysis (Graduate Texts in Mathematics)
Complex Analysis (Graduate Texts in Mathematics)
von Serge Lang
  Gebundene Ausgabe
Preis: EUR 70,37

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Wrong book!, 30. Juni 2000
I have tried to tell you guys. My review you have published above is of the book of same name and publisher (but 2nd ed) by Bak and Newman! I did not review Serge Lang's book!


Probability: An Introduction with Statistical Applications (Statistics)
Probability: An Introduction with Statistical Applications (Statistics)
von John Kinney
  Gebundene Ausgabe

4.0 von 5 Sternen Good Resource on Probability, 21. Juni 2000
This is a rather unusual text. It covers most of the first half of a mathematical statistics course (which is 2 semesters long and requires the calculus sequence) which is on probability. This book does a nice job of covering all of the usual topics in probability in that sequence. The applications are to statistics, but are insufficient for a course in statistics. But these applications are well done and as such I think this book is a great resource for the student taking the mathematical statistics sequence. As for probability, I have taught a senior level course for math majors out of this text twice and intend to use it again. However, I did not have time to cover the applications to statistics (which I urge the students to study).


Complex Analysis (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics)
Complex Analysis (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics)
von Joseph Bak
  Gebundene Ausgabe
Preis: EUR 57,17

5.0 von 5 Sternen Excellent!, 19. Juni 2000
This is a brief text on complex analysis aimed at the traditional junior-senior course. As a text it may be a little too succinct for the average undergraduate. For example, I have no intention of teaching out of it. However, its clarity and presentation is absolutely refreshing. I think it is one of the best books written on complex analysis in the last twenty years. I recommend this book to any student of complex analysis.


Visual Complex Analysis
Visual Complex Analysis
von Tristan Needham
  Taschenbuch
Preis: EUR 47,95

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Destined to be a Classic, 19. Juni 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Visual Complex Analysis (Taschenbuch)
This is a large informal work devoted to making complex analysis intuitive. There is no other book on complex analysis roughly like it. It is roughly at the junior-senior level and of course requires a background in calculus and preferably real analysis. I suspect many students who have already had the C.A. course might enjoy reading this to find out what they should have learned. It is a must-have for anyone interested in complex analysis.


The Art Of Probability
The Art Of Probability
von Richard W. Hamming
  Taschenbuch
Preis: EUR 44,99

5.0 von 5 Sternen Perfect for the Scientist or Engineer, 14. Juni 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Art Of Probability (Taschenbuch)
R. W. Hamming was one of the great applied mathematicians of the 20th century and was a good writer. This was his best book. I would not use this for a text to teach from. However, for anyone who has had calculus and wants to get into probability, this is my first recommendation. It is a great book to read and is full of tricks and insights. It is much better to see generating functions here than in some dry merciless presentation. I heartily recommend this book.


Elements of Algebra: Geometry, Numbers, Equations (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics)
Elements of Algebra: Geometry, Numbers, Equations (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics)
von John Stillwell
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Preis: EUR 46,95

5.0 von 5 Sternen Great Book for Reading, 12. Juni 2000
The title of this book is misleading. It essentially a book on Galois Theory based upon a course Dr. Stillwell taught (so he told me). I am sure that that was a great course; I think that Stillwell is one of the best writers in mathematics. But I would not teach a course out of this book at the undergraduate level. It is a great book to read for the student of Abstract Algebra. Although he introduces group theory in the text, I think the fundamental test is group theory: If you already know some group theory then you may enjoy this book as much as I did (which is quite a lot).


Differential Equations: A Concise Course (Dover Books on Mathematics)
Differential Equations: A Concise Course (Dover Books on Mathematics)
von H. S. Bear
  Taschenbuch
Preis: EUR 9,66

4.0 von 5 Sternen Best Concise Book on D.E., 10. Juni 2000
There are other short books on ordinary differential equations. This may be the best. It's title is quite on target. This book is short and it covers the important topics of D.E. Bear is one of the best writers in analysis (his other books are on real analysis). It pays off here. Especially at this price, every student taking O.D.E. should have this book.


Vector Calculus 4e
Vector Calculus 4e
von Jerrold E. Marsden
  Gebundene Ausgabe

5.0 von 5 Sternen Best Single Volume on Vector Calculus, 8. Juni 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Vector Calculus 4e (Gebundene Ausgabe)
This book in its fourth edition benefits from revisions to earlier editions. For a short quick reference the book by Schey is delightful. Marsden and Tromba give a more thorough and complete work. It is well laid out and has good illustrations. One could look at this book as Calc III with applications. For most people that part of the calculus sequence was far too quick and terse. This book is the antidote. It is definitely worth considering for use in the junior-senior level course on vector calculus.


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