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Can anyone recommend any material to read leisurely?

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Can anyone recommend any material to read leisurely?

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"Real and complex analysis" by Rudin.

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Hmm....Not sure what you mean by 'leisurely'. But I'd suggest go read Hardy's Apology if you haven't read it. (Snow's foreword actually made me cry...). You can also watch the seven lectures Feynman gave at Cornell. I already watched them like 10 times..

Oh and of course, "GEB".

Oh and of course, "GEB".

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Oh, that's evil!"Real and complex analysis" by Rudin.

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three dimensional geometry and topology by william thurston., vol. 1.

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hahahahaha"Real and complex analysis" by Rudin.

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Maybe "Visual Complex Analysis"?

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Courant and Robbins, What Is Mathematics?

Stillwell, Mathematics and Its History

Here are some less rigorous ones which I've enjoyed:

Dunham, Euler: Master of Us All

Simmons, Calculus Gems

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I'll meet your Rudin and up the ante by one Lang's Algebra."Real and complex analysis" by Rudin.

http://101usesforlang.com/

(I don't know any cartoons based on the Bourbaki textbooks).

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Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction - Timothy Gowers

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"The Feynman Lectures on Physics" and this^^!!!! I really enjoyed "What is Mathematics" as some casual reading and it's very accessible.Courant and Robbins, What Is Mathematics?

Also a good text on mathematical reasoning is essential.

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One of my favorite math books is

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That was going to be my suggestion.Maybe "Visual Complex Analysis"?

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Concepts of Modern Mathematics by Ian Stewart

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I haven't had enough time to read much of it, but what I have read is interesting and a nice easy read.

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