Re: A good general mathematics reference book? Message #2 Posted by carey on 25 Apr 2013, 11:15 p.m., in response to message #1 by Chris Smith
Three examples of allinone math books for science and engineering types looking for a refresher are:
1) Basic Training in Mathematics: A Fitness Program for Science Students by R. Shankar.
2) All You Wanted to Know About Mathematics but Were Afraid to Ask (2 volume set) by Louis Lyons.
3) Methods of Mathematics Applied to Calculus, Probability, and Statistics by Richard Hamming. The first 2 are written by physicists, and the 3rd by a numerical analyst. Lyons is the most comprehensive, Shankar includes answers, and Hamming is the most accessible.
Numericallyoriented books (most outofprint) with great insights are:
1) Essentials of Numerical Analysis with Pocket Calculator Demonstrations by Peter Henrici. The accompanying book written by Peter Henrici and his wife Marie, Numerical Analysis: Demonstrations on the HP33E, includes rpn code.
2) Mathematics for Science and Engineering by Philip Alger. This book was based on the old Engineering Mathematics book by the famous GE engineer Charles Steinmetz.
3) Numerical Methods for Scientists and Engineers, and the more abbreviated, Introduction to Applied Numerical Analysis, both by Richard Hamming.
