My mid-2009 math reading list

With summertime underway, I thought I would share a list of 12 mathematical books that I’ve been reading between the beginning of this year and now. Some of them are absolutely excellent titles, but I’d say that each of the books listed was interesting and worth recommending.

I bought some of these books, others were sent to me as evaluation copies for my consideration. I plan to devote detailed reviews to my very favorites in the coming months. Here, I’m simply going to list all my math-related reading up to mid-2009, for those of you who’d like to check it out.

Sacred Mathematics: Japanese Temple Geometry
Sacred Mathematics: Japanese Temple Geometry

Mathematicians: An Outer View of the Inner World
Mathematicians: An Outer View of the Inner World

Is God a Mathematician?
Is God a Mathematician?

Euler's Gem: The Polyhedron Formula and the Birth of Topology
Euler’s Gem: The Polyhedron Formula and the Birth of Topology

The Great Equations: Breakthroughs in Science from Pythagoras to Heisenberg
The Great Equations: Breakthroughs in Science from Pythagoras to Heisenberg

The Golden Ratio: The Story of PHI, the World's Most Astonishing Number
The Golden Ratio: The Story of PHI, the World’s Most Astonishing Number

A Mathematical Nature Walk
A Mathematical Nature Walk

The Mathematical Mechanic: Using Physical Reasoning to Solve Problems
The Mathematical Mechanic: Using Physical Reasoning to Solve Problems

Divine Proportions: Rational Trigonometry to Universal Geometry
Divine Proportions: Rational Trigonometry to Universal Geometry

Divine Proportions: Rational Trigonometry to Universal Geometry
Modeling with Data: Tools and Techniques for Scientific Computing

Probability, Markov Chains, Queues, and Simulation: The Mathematical Basis of Performance Modeling
Probability, Markov Chains, Queues, and Simulation: The Mathematical Basis of Performance Modeling

Prime-Detecting Sieves. (LMS-33) (London Mathematical Society Monographs)
Prime-Detecting Sieves. (LMS-33) (London Mathematical Society Monographs)

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6 Comments

  1. Ken Williams July 31, 2009
  2. Terry Smith July 31, 2009
  3. Sharkey August 1, 2009
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