Your favorite book (genre: STEM )?

08112017, 04:02 PM
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Your favorite book (genre: STEM )?
Taking inspiration from this thread: http://www.hpmuseum.org/forum/thread8315.html .
What is the book related to STEM subjects that you prefer the most? Mine is in Italian (from French works). "Manuale di Matematica. Faure, Kaufmann, DenisPapin" (Handbook of Mathematics) . I saw it once in the main library of my previous city. That library was full of books related to human sciences, very interesting, but once I was looking for math books (not many were there) and I see this one, half ignored, on a very isolated shelve. I checked it and I realized it is exactly what I wanted as "summary of mathematics that I'd like to know". So I set a quest to find a copy (there were not many copies printed. The book has editions from 1971, 1973 and 1975. I got the 1971 edition). I found one for 43 euro (there are still some online). Since then it is my most precious book about STEM subjects. http://i.imgur.com/8xsJsBk.jpg http://i.imgur.com/4IJHekc.jpg Follow up: http://www.hpmuseum.org/forum/thread9800.html Wikis are great, Contribute :) 

08112017, 05:33 PM
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Right from Milan!
:) Greetings, Massimo +×÷ ↔ left is right and right is wrong 

08112017, 06:02 PM
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RE: Your favorite book (genre: STEM )?
Hello!
I can't decide on a single favorite Book, but those two here are high on the list: This is about the development and test flying of the Concorde  but it may be available in French only And this is about the development and working principle of the Apollo Guidance Computer Both are somewhat computer related. Concorde had very sophisticated early computer technology on board, especially for controlling the "ramps" that generated controlled shock waves inside the engine intakes that reduced the supersonic flow to subsonic in order not to stall the engines. And the Apollo Guidance Computer is so to say the mother of all small computers. Regards Max 

08112017, 06:04 PM
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Both looks interesting, thanks for sharing!
Wikis are great, Contribute :) 

08122017, 11:53 PM
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"Chaos and fractals", HeinzOtto Peitgen, Hartmut Jürgens, Dietmar Saupe
I've only read the first chapters, but I like it very much. It's easy to program the examples in the book to see the behavior of some simple chaotic systems. It's enligtning to do the calculations with variable precision, so for the HP 50g it's a perfect application for the LongFloat library, or NewRPL. "Astronomical Algorithms", Jean Meeus. Probably the best book on the subject. Interesting again with a calculator, especially a fast calculator. JeanCharles 

08132017, 02:02 AM
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My favorite book did not remain constant from my adolescence to my present, however, my current favorite is
[attachment=5113] © 2009 Elsevier from the PREFACE "One of the most striking features of mathematics is the fact that we are much more certain about what mathematical knowledge we have than about what mathematical knowledge is knowledge of. Mathematical knowledge is generally accepted to be more certain than any other branch of knowledge; but unlike other scientific disciplines, the subject matter of mathematics remains controversial". sound familiar? BEST! SlideRule 

08142017, 11:04 PM
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I have two:
Big Red, otherwise known as "Handbook of Mathematical Functions" by Abramowitz and Stegun. Printed by the US Government! "Advanced Engineering Mathematics" by Wylie. I second "Digital Apollo" Another interesting pair: "The Making of the Atomic Bomb" by Rhodes (and the companion, "Dark Sun", both go into amazing detail. 

08152017, 12:01 AM
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08152017, 03:45 PM
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"The Feynman Lectures on Physics"  when I run across a mindboggling concept such as the symmetries of physics proving the conservation of energy, momentum and angular momentum, I find that Feynman already explained it there 50+ years ago. And clearly. It deserves the praise it gets.
"Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid"  warped my brain back in 1979 and has been referred to ever since. "The Scientific American Book of Projects for the Amateur Scientist"  C.L. Stong's early columns from that once august magazine that led me to engineering as a child. Martin Gardners "Mathematical Diversions" books (many)  again, from Scientific American, which taught me the love of Math and what I refer to as 'orthogonal thinking' to solve problems which has served me well. Lots of fun, too! Too many others to include but the above have been pivotal for me. Enjoy! 

08152017, 04:24 PM
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(08152017 03:45 PM)Jim Horn Wrote: "The Feynman Lectures on Physics"  when I run across a mindboggling concept such as the symmetries of physics proving the conservation of energy, momentum and angular momentum, I find that Feynman already explained it there 50+ years ago. And clearly. It deserves the praise it gets. 1 + Besides, in Android&iPhone platforms you can find a free application that lets you read all these Lectures. The ultimate bore killer. It is a must have! Saludos Saluti Cordialement Cumprimentos MfG BR + + + + + Luigi Vampa + Free42 '<3' I + + 

08152017, 06:56 PM
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(08152017 03:45 PM)Jim Horn Wrote: "Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid"  warped my brain back in 1979 and has been referred to ever since. 1 + This is always the first "math book" I recommend to anyone* that asks for a recommendation. * Except Joe  I safely assumed he had read it. Joe got Knuth's Vol2, SemiNumerical Algorithms. Bob Prosperi 

08152017, 07:39 PM
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RE: Your favorite book (genre: STEM )?
Some of the books I've enjoyed to read:


08152017, 07:53 PM
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RE: Your favorite book (genre: STEM )?
"Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid"
I bought this one after many mentioned it, not yet read (since, I don't know, 6 years now? Damn me). Skimming through it randomly, it seems one of those layman books that are a nice read but not pointing interesting facts for those that already play around in the field. Did I get it wrong? Wikis are great, Contribute :) 

08152017, 09:12 PM
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My 3 alltime favorites
Bicycling Science by David Gordon Wilson
On Size And Life by Thomas A. McMahon and John Tyler Bonner The Physics of Music: Readings from Scientific American Alan 

08152017, 10:10 PM
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Another classic:
Numerical recipes in C: the art of scientific computing, W.H. Press, S.A. Teukolsky, W.T. Vettering, and B.R. Flannery (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, 1992). This old version is now free, you can download the book from http://numerical.recipes/oldverswitcher.html . Saludos Saluti Cordialement Cumprimentos MfG BR + + + + + Luigi Vampa + Free42 '<3' I + + 

08152017, 10:47 PM
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One of my early favorite was
The Art of Computer Programming by Donald Knuth. I had the first three volumes and spent many hours with them. Bill Smithville, NJ 

08162017, 01:21 AM
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+1 for the Feynman lectures and for Martin Gardner's work.
By the way: did you know the Feynman lectures are avaiable through/as a free mobile app (at least for Android, don't know about those other phones :))? 

08162017, 01:25 AM
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08162017, 09:53 PM
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RE: Your favorite book (genre: STEM )?
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For me it was a true mind opener. 

08162017, 10:31 PM
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RE: Your favorite book (genre: STEM )?
(08152017 06:56 PM)rprosperi Wrote:(08152017 03:45 PM)Jim Horn Wrote: "Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid"  warped my brain back in 1979 and has been referred to ever since. Not only read, but almost memorized it. My copy (a gift from my brother Jim in September 1979, before it won the Pulitzer Prize) is terribly dogeared and full of handwritten annotations. LOVE that book to death! I never MetaGenie that I didn't like! Ho! And on such a fine day! <0ɸ0> Joe 

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