Today's Haul



#10

Went to the post office this afternoon and had a great surprise. I wasn't expecting anything for another day or two. However, I got my copy of Abramowitz and Stegun, Handbook of Mathematical Functions. It was first suggested to me by Kiyoshi Akima (many thanks) and seconded by several others. Found a copy in very, very good condition online at alibris.com for 99 cents! Even with shipping, I paid less than 6$ total. David Haydn (Thanks again!) pointed me to the pdf, so I had already downloaded it and looked it over...I'd much rather have a book for my use away from the computer though. Then, CharlesC(UK) mentioned how cheap the 39GS had become, and after a little search found a place in California that has it for 17.99, paid about 24$ delivered. Then, I also got my TI-95 PROCACLC that I won off eBay to add to my collection. IIRC, no one suggested the TI-95, or any other TI product come to think of it. Not sure why that is.... LOL :D


#11

Congratulations! Enjoy them and cherish them!

#12

Looks very much like "Taschenbuch der Mathematik" by Bronstein / Semendjajew. Yes, we went for the Russian book here in Germany ;)


#13

It's "Bronstein, Semendjajew, Musiol and Muehlig" meanwhile :-) and comes with > 1200 pages. This is IMHO the mathematician's bible :-) Does it still come in 2 volumes? I rememeber that there used to be 2 volumes, where vol 2 covered more advanced mathematics like Functional Analysis ...

Regards, Juergen


#14

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It's "Bronstein, Semendjajew, Musiol and Muehlig" meanwhile :-)

Yes, it is :)

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Does it still come in 2 volumes? I rememeber that there used to be 2 volumes, where vol 2 covered more advanced mathematics like Functional Analysis ...

Regards, Juergen


Some editions do, some don't

I have this one which I bought in 1997. This is one volume only.

I also have an east German version of it which looks like this and is a two volume version.

My Dad has a much older (1970s) and shorter single volume version.

Edited: 7 Aug 2012, 5:10 p.m.


#15

I can confirm it was just one volume in 1975. Nevertheless it contained everything you needed regarding math for a full-fledged physics curriculum. We even called integrals "Bronstein-integrable" if we could look them up there ;-) The hard stuff was what wasn't "Bronstein-integrable".


#16

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We even called integrals "Bronstein-integrable" if we could look them up there ;-) The hard stuff was what wasn't "Bronstein-integrable".

Even the Wikipedia link know that expression :)
#17

Congratulations Les.

Another useful math reference is *Schaum's Outline of Mathematical Handbook of Formulas and Tables, 3ed*: Link

#18

That is awesome Les!


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