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 Solutions to Exercises in Math Textbooks October 11, 2017
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Author Interview: Jennifer Schultens
Jennifer Schultens is Professor of Mathematics at University of California, Davis. Her book Introduction to 3Manifolds guides beginning graduate students through the foundations of lowdimensional topology to specialized topics such as triangulations of 3manifolds, normal surface theory and Heegaard splittings. … Continue reading
Author Interview: Dale Rolfsen
Dale Rolfsen is an expert in lowdimensional topology and knot theory, and is coauthor of the AMS books Ordering Braids (with Dehornoy, Dynnikov and Wiest), and Ordered Groups and Topology (with Clay). His seminal work Knots and Links helped to popularize … Continue reading
Mathematical signposts
When you think about mathematics, what are your markers? How do you organize in your mind the development of mathematical reasoning and ideas? How do you integrate your historical, social, and personal perspectives? Daytoday, as a teacher or as a … Continue reading
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Books that have left their mark
Below are the noteworthy books suggested in comments to my last post: “Books with Longevity”. (I could not find good photos of Grothendieck’s EGA and SGA, published by publications IHES) Thanks for sharing them! … Continue reading
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Math books with longevity
What gives a math book (textbook or otherwise) longevity? Is there more to a book than just a record of current knowledge, or an aid and reference for a class? Some books continue to be read and reread, and used … Continue reading
Why Books?
The purpose of this blog is to start a conversation about math books. What makes a math book useful, important, timely, a pleasure to read? How do books influence and shape mathematics? How does/should evolving technology change how we access … Continue reading