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What field of engineering are you studying? What subject area are you interested in pertaining to that field?

Nobody can answer your question based on the vague information you provided.

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astronautical engineering. spacecraft systems design

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i recommend don quixote book 1, and, if you can find it, the Phantom Blot (starring mickey mouse), and maybe what is mathematics? by courant and robbins, or geometry and the imagination by hilbert.

these are books you may not see i college so its the last time to get a chance to see their perspective.

these are books you may not see i college so its the last time to get a chance to see their perspective.

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Is this supposed to be sarcasm?i recommend don quixote book 1, and, if you can find it, the Phantom Blot (starring mickey mouse), and maybe what is mathematics? by courant and robbins, or geometry and the imagination by hilbert.

these are books you may not see i college so its the last time to get a chance to see their perspective.

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does it seem poor advice or sarcastic? those are some of my favorite books. the idea is that this is the last free summer for a long time. why not read something good, that is not required? apparently you are not familiar with the great blot mystery. and courant and robbins or hilbert will teach you more math than a slew of college courses, and show the connections between different areas. unfortunately i did not read your prior post , so there was no intent to counter it.

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i think i had this confused with a previous thread which was a high schooler wanting similar advice before going to college. but sarcasm is not my forte, you have to be too clever. im more into humorous stupidity.

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Sure, I think theres nothing wrong with taking time out to read some books that are not hard core science related (batman, etc). Also, more math isdoes it seem poor advice or sarcastic? those are some of my favorite books. the idea is that this is the last free summer for a long time. why not read something good, that is not required? apparently you are not familiar with the great blot mystery. and courant and robbins or hilbert will teach you more math than a slew of college courses, and show the connections between different areas. unfortunately i did not read your prior post , so there was no intent to counter it.

Oh man, do engineering books do a piss poor job on the math. I have found that every time I have to 'learn' the new math from an engineering book its a disaster. When Ive seen the math done in a formal and proper way from a math class first, then I know what the author 'means' even though hes doing a crappy job explaining it.

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I second that.I have found that every time I have to 'learn' the new math from an engineering book its a disaster.

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as a math guy, i am interested in what books do a good job teaching math to engineers?

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Lay (UMD) for linear algebra was good.

Stats, I used Navidi - HORRIBLE dont even TOUCH this book

Diff Eqs, Blanchard/Devaney/Hall (2nd), it was O.K.

These are the major courses one needs to know as far as engineering goes.

But I *wish* I had a good course on signals and systems.

I.e.

-fourier Transforms

-z-transform

-fourier series ( I just use them, dont really know the inner workings of them)

-convolution integrals (engineering books BUTCHER them)

-complex math

-more discrete math (for digital system)

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and churchill has always been recommended for complex analysis.

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