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Mathematical Tools for Physics (Dover Books on Physics)
Mathematical Tools for Physics (Dover Books on Physics)
by James Nearing
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.88

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book, 15 Aug 2014
This is an excellent book on applications of mathematics in relation to physics.
What I like about the book is the tangible applications of the theory. A lot of books with this sort of title are either very dry or just full of mindless calculations but this book tests your understanding.


I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban
by Malala Yousafzai
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.09

4.0 out of 5 stars This is an excellent book as you learn a lot about the Swat ..., 5 Aug 2014
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This is an excellent book as you learn a lot about the Swat and Pashtun culture and history. It is really well written and has an engaging style which hooks the reader in. The glossary and the chronological events of Pakistan and Swat are a very useful asset to the book.
One of the most moving parts of the book is the picture of her classroom seat left empty for her.
My only reservation is the book should have included more and better maps of Swat as there is only an isolated map at the start and it is difficult to keep on flicking back without losing the flow of the book.


The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets
The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets
by Simon Singh
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 12.91

4.0 out of 5 stars A good book, 10 July 2014
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The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets by Simon Singh
Until I read this book I was unaware of the sprinkling of mathematics in the Simpsons.
The book discusses the mathematicians on the writing teams of the Simpsons and Futurama. I must say that I was surprised to learn that most of the writers on these programmes are graduates or postgraduates of mathematics or physics.
It is an excellent book for a layman as all the mathematics is explained in detailed.
My reservation is that the book is a series of detached mathematical stories whose only common theme is that these stories appeared in the Simpsons or Futurama. Also these mathematical stories are so common that if you have read any mathematical popular book you would have come across them. So nothing new here.
However I do think any serious mathematics student should purchase this book as it provides good motivation to study mathematics at undergraduate level.


Merchants of Culture
Merchants of Culture
by John B. Thompson
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book, 29 May 2014
This review is from: Merchants of Culture (Paperback)
Any author, agent, editor, publishing company CEO should purchase this book. I was not aware of all the details involved in publishing a book. This book is an excellent guidance to exactly how fiction and non-fiction books are produced and it has a nice although rather brief history of publishing.


Introduction to Real Analysis
Introduction to Real Analysis
by Robert G. Bartle
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 155.60

3.0 out of 5 stars Rigorous but not accessible, 9 May 2014
This is a very thorough rigorous book on real analysis and would suit a strong undergraduate mathematics student. However it lacks concrete examples at the expense of abstract generalities so students who struggle with pure mathematics will find this book hard work.


Book of Proof
Book of Proof
by Richard Heath Hammack
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.20

4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 4 May 2014
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For any student who wants to read mathematics at undergraduate level should purchase this book. It is an introduction to mathematical proof and at its present price of approximately 8 is a good buy. I think you can download it free from the authors’ personal webpage.
It has a large number of exercises to reinforce your understanding and some good illustrations.
I do not know who published this book but it lacks a polished output and gives the impression that it has been printed on a local printer and bounded together; maybe this is why it can be sold at such a cheap price. Additionally it only gives solutions to odd numbered questions which can be off putting to a student who wants to use this book for self-learning.


The Unexpected Professor: An Oxford Life in Books
The Unexpected Professor: An Oxford Life in Books
by John Carey
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 10.30

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 4 May 2014
A very clear and well written book which mixes autobiography and literature which has influenced him over the years. Interesting reading of academic life in Oxford, his personal family life and his work as the Sunday Times reviewer for over 40 years.


Foundation Mathematics for the Physical Sciences
Foundation Mathematics for the Physical Sciences
by K. F. Riley
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 33.42

4.0 out of 5 stars A good book, 19 Feb 2014
This is a book I would recommend for any undergraduate who wants to study mathematics, physical sciences or engineering. Each topic is very well and thoroughly explained.
My single reservation is that it only provides odd numbered solutions. I think students who are not confident would prefer to have all the solutions so that they can check their work.


Maths: A Student's Survival Guide: A Self-Help Workbook for Science and Engineering Students
Maths: A Student's Survival Guide: A Self-Help Workbook for Science and Engineering Students
by Jenny Olive
Edition: Paperback
Price: 26.06

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book, 19 Feb 2014
This is a book I would recommend to any student who wants to study mathematics, engineering or the physical sciences. The author makes everything so tangible and easy to understand. There are lots of figs in this book which is what is needed for a mathematics book of this kind.


How to Study for a Mathematics Degree
How to Study for a Mathematics Degree
by Lara Alcock
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.94

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How to study for a Mathematics Degree by Lara Alcock, 2 April 2013
This is a book that every potential undergraduate student of mathematics should purchase. It has a very thorough description of what is involved with being an undergraduate in mathematics at university.
Alcock has succeeded in writing a relevant, interesting and beneficial account of what it is like to be a maths undergraduate. She highlights the differences between pure and applicable mathematics and what skills are needed to flourish in these. However the emphasis is on pure mathematics throughout the book.
Additionally the author does not shy away from doing some serious mathematics even though the book is written for the layman. The technical mathematics is described in simple terms that all sixth formers will understand.
The book is very well organised and has good quality writing style - well expressed, clarity, coherence etc. It is split into two - mathematics and study skills.
My only reservation is the lack of illustrations. Including these would have more of an impact but it is not a serious omission.
I would recommend this book to any student or teacher of mathematics.
Kuldeep Singh


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