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    Algebra Book on Lie algebra & Lie groups for advanced math undergrad

    Posting for my son (who does not have an account here): He's a sophomore math major in college and is looking for a good book on Lie algebra and Lie Groups that he can study over the summer. He wants mathematical rigor, but he is thinking of grad school in theoretical physics, so he also wants...
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    Looking for a good physics book for an 8th grader

    My son, who had been into biology and paleontology throughout middle school, is now veering suddenly towards physics. I've been bombarded with questions like "why do hot objects radiate light" and "what is electromagnetic radiation" and so on. Being an electrical engineer, I can handle most of...
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    Looking for new HP calculator - 35S or 50g?

    OK, my trusty 25 year old 32S II is finally showing its age - a row of buttons on the right side of the keyboard seem to have some intermittent connectivity problem. So, I figure it is time to upgrade. I want RPN - algebraic entry is irrelevant to me. The choices seem to be either the 35S or...
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    Relativity Looking for a good intermediate book on SR

    My 10th grader is looking for a relativity book that is bit more advanced than the ones he has been reading, which are An Illustrated Guide to Relativity by Takeuichi, and General Relativity A to B by Gerach. He has completed AP Calculus BC, so he has a good handle on single variable calculus...
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    Intro Math Introductory Book on Group Theory for HS freshman?

    I am looking for an introductory book on group theory for my son who is a high school freshman. He has a good grasp of the basics of mathematics and is ready to take calculus classes. He has a very strong intuitive grasp of symmetry and transformations, so I thought that he may be ready to be...
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    Wanting program or app for waveform analysis

    Hi everyone, My 14 year old son who is an avid musician and composer, wants to do a science project that involves waveform analysis of tonal harmony in Western music, for example, why certain chords and chord progressions are more pleasing than others and whether the interference patterns...
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    Good introductory book on mathematical proofs?

    My 7th grader has enough mathematical background in algebra, geometry and trigonometry to start learning how to write out proofs. Are their good books that teach this step by step? I can certainly teach him myself with examples, but I figured there must be a systematic way to teach this...
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    Engineer looking for Calculus and Linear Algebra books

    PhD electrical engineer, 20 years out of school, looking for good calculus and linear algebra books to regain math chops before tackling electromagnetics and optics (diffraction theory, aberrations Jones matrix formalisms, etc). Basically, I am looking for books that are advanced but also...
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    Good special relativity book for a 10 year old?

    Dear forum members, My 10 year old son intuitively figured out the concept of frames of reference. After a series of questions regarding walking down the aisle of an aircraft at x mph and how that would appear to a fellow passenger versus someone on the ground, he startled me by asking whether...
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    Math sequence for advanced optics

    I am an electrical engineer 20 years from my last formal course in grad school. I wish to teach myself advanced optics, particularly diffraction theory, analysis of polarization using Jones calculus, aberrations, etc. I realize that my mathematics chops are sadly rusty through years of disuse...
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