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Other Interested in purchasing Russian textbooks in mathematics

  1. Jan 22, 2016 #1
    Dear Physics Forum friends,

    I recently got interested in the Russian textbooks in mathematics, which I am completely blown away by their exposition, insights, and excellent problem sets. I have been reading translated versions of Russian books written by authors like Kolmogorov, Arnold, and Shilov, but I know that the untranslated, original versions are the best one to taste the authors' exposition. I have been actively searching for websites and bookstores to purchase the Russian editions, but I could not find ones....If you have any information on a website or place for me to purchase the Russian editions, please inform me!
     
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  3. Jan 22, 2016 #2
    I know that MRI was the name of the publisher for a lot of Russian texts. Have you tried abebooks?
     
  4. Jan 22, 2016 #3

    Bystander

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    ... "MIR?"
     
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  6. Jan 22, 2016 #5
    Yes, I actually read several MIR books on mathematics (in translated version). I am actually searching for original Russian editions.
     
  7. Jan 23, 2016 #6
    sorry, i thought the MIR published both the Russian and English version.
     
  8. Jan 23, 2016 #7
    Why not try Russian online booksellers like ozon.ru? I know it ships books (but not other items) internationally.
     
  9. Jan 23, 2016 #8

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    @bacte2013: Just out of curiosity, do you have a Russian family background or did you learn the language by yourself? Pardon my imprudent question.
     
  10. Jan 23, 2016 #9
    I do not have a Russian family background. I am actually taking the Russian language course.
     
  11. Feb 5, 2016 #10
    I had fond memory of Yakov Perelman's Fun with Physics series. It's actually how I became interested in physics in middle school.
    it's not textbook per say, but it's the best to bring physics/math alive when it ignites curiosity in young kids.
     
  12. Feb 5, 2016 #11
    It's not exactly a rigorous technical text book. But, the book Mathematical Circles is very good. It's about problem solving and has many wonderful problems, starting with simple questions. I enjoyed (and still enjoy) it a lot.
     
  13. Jun 8, 2016 #12
    There is a series of books called Kvant Selecta - They're pretty good too.
     
  14. Jun 25, 2016 #13
    bacte2013: Kolmogorov, Arnold, and Shilov are only a few of wast collection from MIR publisher. I have many of them in my private library. I'm still searching for some that I miss, but they are hard to get nowadays. It's been 30-40 years.. Also, series are not complete, and some MIR books are only in "acceptable condition", which is not acceptable for my standard :smile: My standard goes from "very good" on... Well, to be honest, there are some new (as advertised) for around 100 bucks :)) Too expensive for me ... Can you imagine, that we were able to buy such books for 2 - 3 bucks in '80s in our former country Yugoslavia... Now they are worth a fortune :wideeyed: Anyways, I got lucky and got some MIR books from amazon and abebooks in great condition for reasonable price...:cool: Yet, others were purchased from Italy, for instance: Mathematical analysis for engineers I & II from Krasnov, Kiselev, Makarenko, Shiking and also Higher mathematics in problems and exercises from Danko, Popov, Kozhevnikova. Some exotic ones were purchased in Spain...for instance: A course of Mathematical analysis from S.M. Nikolsky. And some (electrical science), were bought even in Serbia. I suggest that you take a look at this site: https://mirtitles.org/ and choose which ones would suite you, try to download them and maybe print for your personal use. Check if MIR still holds a copyright. Have fun !
     
  15. Jun 25, 2016 #14

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    Some of Perelman's books can be found here:
    https://archive.org/search.php?query=yakov perelman
     
  16. Apr 28, 2017 #15

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    Yes, I remember that (in Zagreb) a Russian math or physics book was cheaper than a toilet paper.
     
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