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1. Thinking Mathematically (3rd Edition) by Robert F. Blitzer  
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Book Description Bob Blitzer's books are known for their wellconceived, relevant applications and meticulously annotated examples. This book gives readers the skillbuilding, practice, applications, and technology needed to foster an appreciation of mathematics. Maintains Blitzer's exceptional writing style that helps readers relate to and grasp the material. Contains new, innovative applications such as “Mammography Screening,” “Political Ideology of U.S. College Freshmen,” and “Nature's Life Cycles and Prime Numbers.” Includes new exercises and more Study Tip Boxes throughout. A handy reference for anyone needing to brush up on their mathematics skills. ... Read moreReviews (4)
Not a good book to study with
wonderful
Thinking Mathematically
Not the hardcover edition.. Please do not purchase this book if you need to ACTUAL "Thinking Mathematically" textbook. THIS IS THE STUDENT SOLUTIONS MANUAL. Thanks! :) ... Read more 
2. The Ultimate Math Refresher for the GRE, GMAT, and SAT by Lighthouse Review  
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Great basic math review
Really helpful
very intresting one
Great for GMAT Prep! The first time I took the GMAT, I used Kaplan's math prep book. Although it gave me practice answering GMAT type questions, the reality was I really needed to first was brush up on my math fundamentals. This book covers arithmatic, algebra, and geometry in 37 lessons. A great buy for anyone taking an ETS test!
A Must Have for Every Family 
3. Statistics for Dummies by Deborah Rumsey  
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Book Description Statistics For Dummies is for everyone who wants to sort through and evaluate the incredible amount of statistical information that comes to them on a daily basis. (You know the stuff: charts, graphs, tables, as well as headlines that talk about the results of the latest poll, survey, experiment, or other scientific study.) This book arms you with the ability to decipher and make important decisions about statistical results, being ever aware of the ways in which people can mislead you with statistics. Get the inside scoop on numbercrunching nuances, plus insight into how you can
This downtoearth reference is chockfull of real examples from real sources that are relevant to your everyday life: from the latest medical breakthroughs, crime studies, and population trends to surveys on Internet dating, cell phone use, and the worst cars of the millennium. Statistics For Dummies departs from traditional statistics texts, references, supplement books, and study guides in the following ways:
Chances are, Statistics For Dummies will be your No. 1 resource for discovering how numerical data figures into your corner of the universe. ... Read more Reviews (4)
It's just okay
What Statistics for Dummies is About
Statistics for Dummies
More of a professional level 
4. The Concepts and Practice of Mathematical Finance (Mathematics, Finance and Risk) by Mark S. Joshi  
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Good book on the basics If you want to get an inexpensive book then go for this.
An outstanding book in a crowded field Finding the right level of mathematical sophistication is a difficult balancing act in which it is impossible to please all readers. Here, the author has had a clear vision that the principal audience is the practising or potential quantitative analyst (or quant) and writes accordingly; it is impossible to do better than taking an approach of this sort. Such a quant must have a certain minimum level of mathematical background (a good degree in a numerate discipline). By definition, this has to be assumed for a decent understanding of the material, but the author always has an eye on what a quant really needs to know. Integrated into this mathematical work is a good deal of information about how markets, banks and other corporations operate in practice, not found in more academicallyoriented books. The first half of the book includes the core material found in any decent first course on the subject including basic stochastic calculus, pricing of European options through discounted expectation under a riskneutral measure, the BlackScholes differential equation and so forth. Where this book really stands out, however, is the exceptional clarity with which the key concepts are separated. Not only are three different ways for deriving the BlackScholes formula presented (through PDEs, expectation, and the limit of discrete treemodels) ; much more significantly, the different roles played by hedging, replication and equivalent martingale measures in enforcing a price are made crystal clear. In whatever way you already think about this material, you will almost certainly come away with something new from reading this treatment. In my case, for example, I gained a much greater understanding of why "riskneutral" pricing is so called. The second half of the book, roughly speaking, covers a selection of more sophisticated material. The major areas covered include interestrate derivatives and models; and more complicated models for stock price evolution (such as stochasticvolatility, jumpdiffusion and variancegamma) that have been proposed to correct inadequacies in the BlackScholes model such as its failure to explain market smiles. Once the core ideas have been so thoroughly explained in the first half, a great deal of interesting and diverse material can be covered rapidly yet with a great deal of clarity and coherence, relating the new models to core ideas such as uniqueness of prices and hedging issues. Those with quantitative finance experience are still likely to find a good deal that is new and worthwhile in this book. And if you a thinking about becoming a quant, I cannot think of a better book to read first.
Most comprehensive
A must read for anyone interested in mathematical finance Mark Joshi's book fills this niche admirably: it is mathematically rigorous In short this is a book which anyone who is interested in mathematical 
5. Convex Optimization by Stephen Boyd, Lieven Vandenberghe  
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6. Advanced Engineering Mathematics by Peter V. O'Neil  
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Advanced Engineering Mathematics
It's a worthless piece of junk
Excellent
I'm totally satisfied with this book. The price is right.
Best undergraduate math book I have ever used 
7. Table of Integrals, Series, and Products by I. S. Gradshteyn, I. M. Ryzhik, Alan Jeffrey, Daniel Zwillinger  
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This software is unusable on mac's and unix systems.
A fun book I took it home and dutifully plagiarized some of its lines to satisfy my physics professor. For the next few months, that was the mode in which I used this book: read physics problem, translate into elliptic or hypergeometric beast, look up answer in G&R, cover up my tracks, get 9 or 10 points on the problem. Occasionally, I would own up to having looked something up. The book served its purpose well. Subsequently, I studied some integrals of the spinning top that were more or less right out of Nikiforov's book on special functions (another excellent source for those of you that would like to "earn" a PhD), and G&R stood well by its side. Indeed, I discovered how much fun it was to look up an integral whose complicated solution had been derived elsewhere, and then to look for patterns by analyzing the immediate neighbors of the given integral on the preceding and subsequent lines in G&R. After I was done with answering questions from physics professors, the book sat on the shelf taking up more room than several of its neighbors put together. Nonetheless, its binding was good, its typesetting clear, and its terse and copious stream of forbidding integral forms was pleasing to the eye. Some time passed, and one day I asked myself just what would motivate anybody to write such a large collection, so I started rummaging through its pages looking for a pattern. I realized that its organization was excellent (which would explain why I was able to find the answers for my homework), and I also found some sections that were just plain fun. The very beginning lists some sums of infinite series that can be derived during lunch or while waiting for a friend at a cafe (e.g. sum of k^3 = [1/2(n)(n+1)]^2 ). Then one can read about numbers and functions named after Euler, Jacobi, Bernoulli, Catalan... each line, more or less, is crossreferenced, so after you have given up trying to derive that darned product representation of the gamma function, you can go to the book in the library and see how Whittaker did it. After about 15 years of owning this book, I am nowhere near done with it. If you like math, and you want insurance against being bored, this book just might do the trick. As a bonus, it puts cute matrix stuff in the back (e.g. the "circulant") which one can read when desiring a break from the integrals. I know the book seems expensive, but think of if as spending about two bucks a year on it. I see that one can now obtain a CDRom version of G&R. An intriguing option, specially because it outputs in TeX; but really, how can anyone resist the large, stubby charm of its paper version? G&R can help you to deal with members of the opposite sex. I once used it to scare away a girlfriend that was becoming much too annoying, by pretending to be thickly engrossed in the process of memorizing every single integral in the "special functions" chapters. As for my mother, she was particularly proud of me when I showed her that I could actually understand "randomly selected" pages from this book (I don't suppose that I am giving anything away by remarking that books open naturally on sections that have been previously examined). For those of you that are concerned about home security, G&R is also a weapon. Some people surround themselves with baseball bats or, if they are particularly reckless, a handgun or two... I prefer to keep a fullyloaded G&R by my pillow, which I can hurl at any prowler at a moment's notice. Its shape is surprisingly well adjusted to the hand for the purposes of hurling, and if the covers are bound by a rubber band, the book maintains its shape quite stably as it sails across the room. Sell your Smith & Wesson and buy yourself a Gradshteyn & Ryzhik. You won't regret it.
Daunting at first but worth it.
Gigantic, but well organized and highly accurate An unscientific sampling indicates that this book has remarkably few errors. It really helped me through grad school.
Best and Largest set of Integral Tables in the WORLD! 
8. Mathematics Methods and Modeling for Today's Mathematics Classroom: A Contemporary Approach to Teaching Grades 712 by John A. Dossey, Frank Giordano, Sharon McCrone, Maurice D. Weir, COMAP  
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9. Actuaries' Survival Guide : How to Succeed in One of the Most Desirable Professions by Fred E. Szabo  
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Fred Szabo Doesn't Deserve To Be Called An Author 
10. How to Solve Word Problems in Algebra, 2nd Edition (How to Solve Word Problems Series) by MildredJohnson  
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Book Description Solving word problems has never been easier than with Schaum's How to Solve Word Problems in Algebra! This popular study guide shows students easy ways to solve what they struggle with most in algebra: word problems. How to Solve Word Problems in Algebra, Second Edition, is ideal for anyone who wants to master these skills. Completely updated, with contemporary language and examples, features solution methods that are easy to learn and remember, plus a selftest. ... Read moreReviews (13)
Excellent reference book
As Someone Who Always Struggled with Algebra ... The thirteen chapters are organized by problem type  "Numbers", "Time, Rate, & Distance", "Mixtures", etc. Each chapter is packed with practice problems of varying difficulty, answers, and (most usefully) clear, stepbystep explanations. "How to Solve Word Problems in Algebra" has helped me improve my grades, test scoresand confidence. Highly recommended if you are (or are the parent or teacher of) a beginner, are finding algebra word problems especially difficult, or would just like to improve your efficiency in this area.
This book has been needed for YEARS! In my opinion, the best way to develop the skills necessary for solving word problems is to treat it as a separate lesson and drill. This book does exactly that and does it better than any book I've seen in my life! For the first time in my life I actually enjoyed doing word problems. This book makes solving algebra word problems as fun and addicting as solving a jigsaw puzzle, and you develop great reasoning skills along the way without even realizing it. This is a great book and I hope the authors continue to expand on it adding more problems, colors, diagrams, detailed explanations, etc. I recommend this book HIGHLY to anyone who has to deal with solving algebra word problems.
A very good book
A great study source for understanding word problems 
11. The Mathematics of Financial Derivatives : A Student Introduction by Paul Wilmott, Sam Howison, Jeff Dewynne  
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Practical, easytoread and useful
Only one snag
Read Hull Instead
Copied Equations This book is irritatingly bad. Terms are not well defined. There are no concrete examples following the derivations as if the authors don't understand the meaning of the equations.
Excellent Student Introduction 
12. CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics, Second Edition by Eric W. Weisstein  
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Good book, missing a few things Aside from that, quite an interesting book. Lots of interesting terms I never knew existed. For example, any idea what a "McNugget Number" is? Get the book and find out! :) ... If the website were still online I probably would have bought the book anyway; websites are good for a quick lookup, books are good for longer reading. ...
Scientists should never support dishonesty
Excellent Content ... but Its also Available Free The book is a compilation of the mathematical artices compiled by Weisstein over many years. It is the most complete collection of introductory mathematics you can imagine, with ever expanding detail, and contributions from a large number of different writers. I could effuse about the content for hours: it has saved my mathematical bacon on very many occasions, and remains my major reference to new areas of math. This book, while being a new edition, still only contains a small fraction of Eric's content. The complete contents of this book, instantly and easily searchable, with cross references, links to other topics and sites, and incorporating animations is all available at the mathword.wolfram.com website. It is all available free of charge, and is constantly edited and updated. In addition, a huge amount of extra material is there which couldn't be contained in this book. A previous reviewer alluded to the fact that Eric, when trying to publish his website (which was always a website, long before he signed the deal for the book, and was given special dispensation in the publishing contract), was sued by the publisher of this book and told to take his site down. Although I can see it from the publishers point of view, their attitude towards this key resource was undoubtedly callous and cynical. I'd really recommend you use his excellent website. If you feel bad that Eric isn't getting his royalty from your purchase: send him a cheque for $5.
What an Amazing Reference! Each entry in the book includes plenty of information, and almost all of them have references to other entries for related subjects. Many have references which include information about deeper papers or books about related subjects, so I can really do some reading! I wish the volume included a dictionary of mathematical symbols. After that, my only complaints are minor. First, the book doesn't discuss any people. That is, it has strictly limited itself to mathematic concepts and doesn't have bibliographic entries for mathemeticians and scientists. Second, the book doesn't include pronunciation information.
Boycott CRC  use the online version instead 
13. Probability and Measure, 3rd Edition by Patrick Billingsley  
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Some nice examples, poorly organized It is at least amusing that the integral is only developed a couple of chapters after expectation has been in use...
a very good text book
Standard text but ...
Great text
Probability Theory Bible 
14. The Mathematical Universe : An Alphabetical Journey Through the Great Proofs, Problems, and Personalities by WilliamDunham  
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A Delightful Journey For me there were two things that made this book a joy to read. One was that, as the preface states, "each chapter provides a strong dose of history." This way each topic was considered in some human context that revealed just how remarkable its development was. The other trait I liked was that while each chapter followed the same basic formula, i.e., some history and then some math, no two chapters were presented in the same way. Thus, Dr. Dunham was able to avoid predictability. Though the mathematics in this book was not terribly challenging, the reader should be fairly mathematically inclined. The historical periods covered were weighted in favor of the classical Greeks and the 17th century Europeans, and the corresponding developments paralleled current curricula through lower division college math courses. On the minus side, I would like to have seen a bibliography in addition to the notes at the back of the book.
Not too technical, but not to elementary.
Excellent That apart, quite an entertaining read and highly recommended. Dunham should write some more.
Very Entertaining and informative
A fun way to do ABCs Published in Journal of Recreational Mathematics, reprinted with permission. ... Read more 
15. CRC Standard Mathematical Tables and Formulae, 31st Edition by Daniel Zwillinger  
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Best reference you could have
Good Reference for the abstract based mathmatican
Zwillinger's CRC Standard Math Tables & Formulae
Great reference
Far superior to previous editions 
16. Schaum's Mathematical Handbook of Formulas and Tables by Murray R Spiegel  
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Indispensible for the physicist
Not as much help as it should be
Inexpensive reference!
You are crazy if you don't have this book!
Best money i've ever spent 
17. Proofs that Really Count:The Art of Combinatorial Proof by Arthur T. Benjamin, Jennifer J. Quinn  
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18. The Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting Numbers (Penguin Press Science S.) by D. G. Wells, David Wells  
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a really neat book There are few 'wonderful' books ... you can count them with the fingers of one hand ... this is one. The 'smartalex' in the family would call this book: 'just a book on popular mathematics' thunder against it and not know 1/100 th of those facts within. This is understandable number theory ... I guess you could call it that. It takes a number, some whole integers and some fractional or decimal parts and tells you about them. What they are made off, how to use the number, how it was used historically ... in other words it not dry like those awful wiggly things scraggy armed Mr. Enngenheimer [whomever] bored you with in high school
nice reference
No recreational mathematician should be without it Usually it takes a great deal of insight as well as considerable mathematical training to discover a yet unknown properties of some number. Only recognizing the beauty of a number pattern is much easier, though, especially with a friendly book like this one on hand. Wells, a longtime mathematics popularizer, has collected over 1000 numbers he considers interesting. Each of them is given a short explanation, often accompanied with a bibliographic reference. Celebrities among the numbers, like i, e or Pi, are given a more comprehensive treatment. Included are also several sequences, like Fibonacci's, Mersenne's, Fermat's, Carmichael's or Kaprekar's, each accompanied with its explanation. So are cyclic, amicable, untouchable or lucky numbers, and many more sequences you probably didn't know about. While Wells' dictionary certainly gives the impression of a wellresearched work, the list of numbers is by no means exhaustive. Anyone familiar with chaos theory will notice the absence of Feigenbaum constant; prime hunters would probably be interested in discussion on Woodall primes, SophieGermain primes, or Proth primes. But they are better off with Paulo Ribenboim's book on primes, anyway, while Wells' book, with its easily understandable explanations and accessible price is probably more suited for the "recreational mathematics" audience.
Great for Middle and High School Students
An interesting compendium for the beginning scholar. 
19. Know It All! Grades 68 Math (The Princeton Review) by Diane Perullo  
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20. Ant Colony Optimization by Marco Dorigo, Thomas Sttzle  
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