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A good general mathematics reference book?  Chris Smith  04252013 Possibly slightly OT, but I need to refresh my brain and everyone here seems knowledgeable and practical! My candidate so far is "Mathematics: From the Birth of Numbers" by Gullberg. This was triggered by blindly grabbing my 50g today to do a curve fit on a protocol latency issue (time vs compressed packet size) to see if I'd written a stinker. Some lunchtime introspection revealed I actually no longer know how to do a curve fit without it and can also no longer decipher half of Wikipedia's article on the subject. I'm not sure I ever could to be honest due to my passingexams focused education. I wish to fix this/myself by stuffing my face in a book for a few weeks.
Any suggestions or pointers gratefully accepted.
Re: A good general mathematics reference book?  Carey  04252013 Three examples of allinone math books for science and engineering types looking for a refresher are:
Numericallyoriented books (most outofprint) with great insights are: Re: A good general mathematics reference book?  Chris Smith  04262013 Thanks for your suggestions. Much appreciated.
Re: A good general mathematics reference book?  Mike T.  04262013 Depends what you are after but I've had a copy of Abramowitz and Stegun for years  online version here
Mike T.
Re: A good general mathematics reference book?  Eddie W. Shore  04272013 I have three general math reference books: Schuam's Outlines "Mathematical Handbook of Formulas and Tables" CRC Standard Mathematical Tables and Formulae  I have the 32 edition as a digital download "Handbook of Mathematical, Scientific, and Engineering Formulas, Tables, Functions, Graphs, Transforms"  REA. I have the 1984 edition (given to me by my dad for my 17th birthday), which has gotten a lot of use since.
Re: A good general mathematics reference book?  Les Koller  04272013 I have the Schaum's too...thanks to a tip from the time I asked the exact same question here. As for the CRC, I have the 1st edition, the 32nd edition, and 2/3 of the editions in between (collecting math books is another hobby of mine...I have over 300 books!)
Re: A good general mathematics reference book?  Egan Ford  04272013 Reference: "The CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics, Third Edition", Eric W. Weisstein Refresher: "The Princeton Companion to Mathematics" , Growers
"Mathematics: It's Content, Methods, and Meaning", A. D. Aleksandrov, A. N. Kolmogorov, M. A. Lavrent'ev
Re: A good general mathematics reference book?  Walter B  04282013 If you're looking for a compact reference book: "Taschenbuch der Mathematik", I. N. Bronstein, K. A. Semendjajev, 13th edition of 1973 (585 pages, < 18 x 13 x 3cm) brought me through my studies, heavily used then and thereafter. Hope there is an English translation, too.
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Re: A good general mathematics reference book?  Alex Mark (Greece)  04282013 Quote:
This is an excellent reference book for mathematics, indeed! I stole it from my father years ago, but I let him use it still from time to time. :)
Alex  Greece
Re: A good general mathematics reference book?  Peter Murphy (Livermore)  04282013 Many copies of this book (in various Englishlanguage editions) are available here:
http://used.addall.com/SuperRare/RefineRare.fcgi?id=130428072033207887
Re: A good general mathematics reference book?  Gerson W. Barbosa  04282013 14 more here:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offerlisting/3871440957/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used
Re: A good general mathematics reference book?  Chris Smith  04292013 Thanks  have ordered this book in the UK for a mere £4.50!
