Math Books

The following is a list of math books or math related books.  Many of which I have read and use as reference or inspiration for my students and colleagues.

American Association for the Advancement of Science. (1990). Science for All Americans. New York: Oxford University Press.

Ball, Keith (2006). Strange Curves, Counting Rabbits & Other Mathematical Explorations. Princeton New Jersey: Princeton University Press

Bardi, Jason (2008). The Fifth Postulate: How Unraveling a Two Thousand Year Old Mystery Unraveled the Universe. New York: John Wiley & Sons

Beinhocker, Eric. (2006). The Origin of Wealth: Evolution, Complexity, and the Radical Remaking of Economics. Boston: Harvard Business School Press

Bodanis, David. (2000). E=mc2: A Biography of the World’s Most Famous Equation. New York: Penguin Putnam Inc.

Brousseau, Guy (1997). Theory of Didactical Situations in Mathematics. The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers

Courant, Robbins (1996). What is Mathematics?: An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods. Oxford University Press

Devlin, Keith. (2002). The Millennium Problems: The Seven Greatest Unsolved Mathematics Puzzles of Our Time.

Dunham, W. (1990). A Journey Through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics. New York: Wiley

Dunham, W. (1994). The Mathematical Universe. New York: Wiley & Sons

Dunham, W. (1999). Euler: The Master of Us All. XX: The Mathematical Association of America

Dunham, W. (2005). The Calculus Gallery: Masterpieces from Newton to Lebesgue. Princeton: Princeton University Press

Epstein & Axtell (1996). Growing Artificial Societies: Social Science from the Bottom Up. Boston: MIT Press

Eastaway, R & Wyndham, J. (2000). Why Do Buses Come in Threes? The Hidden Mathematics of Everyday Life. New York: John Wiley & Sons

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (1992) Modern Money Mechanics. Publication is subject to Title 17, United States Code, Sections 101 & 105.  It is in the public domain and may not be copyrighted

Frantz, Crannell (2011). Viewpoints: Mathematical Perspectives and Fractal Geometry in Art. Princeton University Press

Gleick, James. (1993). Genius: The Life and Scienc of Richard Feynman. New York: Vintage

Gleick, James (1988). Chaos: Making a New Science. New York: Penguin Books

Gowers, Timothy (2002). Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction. New York: Oxford University Press

Grattan-Guinness (Ed.). (2005). Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics 1640-1940. Amsterdam: Elsevier B.V.

Greenberg, Marvin (2007). Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometries: History and Development. New York: W.H. Freeman

Handley, Bill (2000). Speed Mathematics. New York: John Wiley & Sons Inc.

Havil, Julian (2012). The Irrationals. Princeton: Princeton University Press

Hawking, Stephen (Ed.). (2005). God Created the Integers: Mathematical Breakthroughs that Changed History. Philadelphia: Running Press

Hofstadter, Douglas. (1999). Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid (twentieth anniversary edition). New York: Basic Books, Inc.

Kazarinoff, Nicholas (1970). Ruler and the Round. XX: Dover

Knoebel, Laubenbacher, Lodder & Pengelley, D. (2007). Mathematical Masterpieces: Further Chronicles by the Explorers. New York: Springer

Laubenbacher & Pengelley, D. (1999). Mathematical Expeditions: Chronicles by the Explorers. New York: Springer

Lyons, Louis (1995). All You Wanted to Know about Mathematics but Were Afraid to Ask: Mathematics for Science Students (Volume I). Great Britain: Cambridge University Press

Lyons, Louis (1995).  All you Wanted to Know about Mathematics but Were Afraid to Ask: Mathematics for Science Students (Vol. II). Great Britain: Cambridge University Press

Nahin, Paul J. (1998). An Imaginary Tale: The Story of the Square Root of Negative One. Princeton New Jersey: Princeton University Press

Needham, Tristan (1997). Visual Complex Analysis. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Pickover, Clifford (2005). A Passion for Mathematics: Numbers, Puzzles, Madness, Religion, and the Quest for Reality. New York: John Wiley & Sons

Pitici, Mircea (2013) The Best Writings on Mathematics 2012. Princeton: Princeton University Press

Rhodes, R. (1986). Making of the Atomic Bomb. New York: Touchstone

Singh, Simon (1997). Fermat’s Last Theorem. New York: Anchor Books

Smith, Geoff (1998). Introductory Mathematics: Algebra and Analysis. London: Springer-Verlag

Stewart, Ian (2008). Professor Stewart’s Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities. XX: Profile Books Ltd

Stillwell, John (2005). Four Pillars of Geometry. New York: Springer

Taylor, John (1982). An Introduction to Error Analysis: The Studies of Uncertainties in Physical Measurements (Second Edition). Sausalito: University Science Books