Books For Mathematics
Rahul GuptaApril 23, 2010
Textbook plays an important role in learning a subject.Choosing agood book helps a lot in developing your interest,while a bad or dry bookcan kill your interest Information of books become handy and quite use-ful.Here I am going to list some of books I have come across,and how I usedand found useful in learing the subject. For little exposure to branchesof mathematics ans books look at book ”All the mathematics you missedbut need to know for graduate school” by Thomas A Garrity.Some of goodbooks can be found at MIT open course web page.
1 Linear Algebra
1.1 hoﬀman and kunze
:I haven’t read this book,but I heard people say that this contains good exer-cise.On the other hand some people ﬁnd it dry,as it doesn’t provide any motiva-tion to know theory.So,I think this book will not be good for ﬁrst introductionto subject.
1.2 Linear Algebra by Jin Ho Kwak Sungpyo hong, J. H.kwak
: I guess book provide motivation for the theory developed and contains goodexamples to show the application of the theory developed.
1.3 Introduction to Linear Algebra by Gilbert Strang
:Renowned professor and author Gilbert Strang demonstrates that linear al-gebra is a fascinating subject by showing both its beauty and value. Whilethe mathematics is there, the eﬀort is not all concentrated on proofs. Strang’semphasis is on understanding. He explains concepts, rather than deduces
1.4 Linear Algebra Problem Book by P.R. Halmos