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  1. May 23, 2005 #1
    What science/math books do you have on your bookshelf?

    I will start:
    • Teach Yourself C++ by Sams
    • PHP by Visual
    • Delphi in a Nutshell by O'Reilly
    • Geometry by Prentice Hall
    • Chemistry: The Central Science by Brown and LeMay, Jr.
    • HTML Studio Skills by Bell & Eby
    • The Character of Physical Law by Richard Feynman
    • E=mc2 by Bodanis

    EDIT: Forgot some. :rolleyes:
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    - Hyperspace-Michio Kaku
    -Visions-Michio Kaku
    -Learn HTML in 24 hours- I don't know
    -Relativity- Albert Einstein
    -Nanotechnology- I don't know
    -Physics: the easy way- I don't know
  4. May 23, 2005 #3
    My family owns something like 5,000 books, and probably five hundred to a thousand or so science/math books. Our walls are covered with bookcases.
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    Five hundred? You'll have a LOT of posting to do :biggrin:
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    schaum's outlines on:
    -general, organic, biological chemistry
    -applied physics
    -physics for engineering and science
    -electric circuits
    -organic chemistry
    -molecular and cell biology
    -advanced mathematics for engineers and scientists
    -vector analysis and an introduction to tensor analysis
    -human anatomy and physiology

    Appearance and Reality by Peter Kosso
    Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes by Felder
    7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
    Organic Chemistry Principles and Industrial Practice - Mark M Green and Harold A. Wittcoff
    The 8051 MicroController 2nd Ed by Mackenzie
    Hacking Matter by McCarthy
    QED by Feynman
    An Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics by Hill
    PHP 4 manual, Matlab 6.5, Simulink 5, Solid Edge for Designers Version 16
    Visual Basic 6.0 manual
    The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot
    Biology by Raven and Johnson (1238 pages!)
    Modern Physics by Tipler
    about 2-3 dozen IEEE Spectrum journals, Popular Science, Scientific American, etc
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    Hah, I have a biology book of ~1500 pages :tongue: and too many other books to mention here, I don't know how much they weigh, I am still waiting for the day that my bookshelf is going to collapse under the weight. My hat off to BicycleTree, I can't imagine owning so many books on science :bugeye:
  8. May 23, 2005 #7
    I have a dictionary of 7000 pages, all in one volume. :biggrin: It is approximately a cube with 1-foot edges.
  9. May 23, 2005 #8
    Wow! You should take a picture of that. :)
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    I don't know what you consider as 'science books'. If you count 1960's era TV repair manuals, then probably about 5% of my 1,200 or so books would qualify. A couple of decades worth of Scientific Americans augment that.
  11. May 23, 2005 #10
    -basic algebra,
    -elementary mathemathics,
    -chemistry for dummies,
    -physics for idiots,
  12. May 23, 2005 #11
    i've got a bunch more than these but i can't remember tham all off the top of my head
    -- schaum's outlines of: advanced calculus, vector analysis, abstract algebra, java + data structures, combinatorics
    -- real analysis by royden
    -- real & complex analysis by rudin
    -- foundations of mathematical analysis by pfaffenberger/johnsonbaugh
    -- principles of mathematical analysis by rudin
    -- toplogy by munkres
    -- general topology by willard
    -- advanced calculus by folland
    -- intro to complex variables (?) by brown/churchill
    -- abstract algebra by herstein
    -- topics in algebra also by herstein
    -- algebra by hungerford
    -- algebra by grove
    -- elementary partial differential equations w/boundary value problems by haberman
    -- partial differential equations by mcowen
    -- intro to the history of math by... evans(?)
    ... & a bunch of other textbooks. i haven't gotten rid of a book in ~3yrs

    other science/math books which aren't textbooks:
    -- the turning point by capra
    -- GEB by hofstadter
    -- courant/hilbert by reid
    -- adventures of a mathematician by ulam
    -- a few other biographies which i can't remember off the top of my head
    -- euclid's window by mlodinow
    -- flatland by edwin abbott abbott
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    Abers,Lee "Gauge Theories"
    Aitchinson,Hey "Gayge Theories in Particle Physics"...
    Zwillinger "CRC Standard Mathematical Tables and Formulae",31-st edition.


    P.S.I haven't counted them:all in mathematics,physics and chemistry.
  14. May 23, 2005 #13
    Books I want to add to my collection
    Haykin's Neural Nets
    Mitchells GA
    Penrose Road to Reality
    Steven Hawkings Bday book(think it was wheeler, thorpe or Penrose that compiled it)
    Kandels NeuroPsychology book
    ALIfe Confereence Papers
    Numerical Recipes in C++
    3D Game book
    Koblitz Cryptography & Number THeory.
    **anyone wanna spare $1G CDN?

    Books I Hold dear
    CBN by flake
    Spiking neurons by gerstner
    Bartos Reinforcement Learning
    My neural Nets book(waiting to pick up Haykin's and maybe i'll get him to sign it)
    Eliot's "whats going on up there
    Steve Grands "Creation"
    Geary "body Electric
    Penrose's 2 ENM and Cogni one.
    Hofstader GEB
    Farahs: Neurovision
    Pinel: Neuropsychology
    Carroll&Ostlie: Astrophysics
    Foley & Van Dam: Computer Graphics

    2 books on brain mapping
    Chaos &comlpexity, Chaos(i want to get the real big Chaos&Fractals book)
    Kaku's visions & Hyperspace
    "UP from teh Dragons"
    "Mind so Rare"
    2 books on Cryptography
    Star and Planets
    Quintessence and Green's book
    Harry potter series
    Xfiles Book,
    Millenium predictions

    Self chosen Textbooks:

    Game Gems Series
    AI wisdom
    C++ for Gaming
    Data Imaging book
    Fortran 77
    Visual Basic
    3D game
    C++ Sams
    Math Book
    Calc By stewart
    Vector Calc
    Calc Variations
    2 set theory
    2 books on ODEs
    Dynamical Systems
    Math Logic
    Theory of Computation(with turing on the cover)
    Automata and Language THeory
    2 cryptography(i wanna buy Koblitz)
    Graph Theory
    wish i bought my DE books & Mathphys

    Physics sciences
    Computational PHysics
    2 anal Mech
    Griffith QM

    Life Scienes:
    Sens & Perc book
    Neuropsych book 2
    Alot of courseware
    And some parasitology books
  15. May 23, 2005 #14
    Neuro, what's Spiking Neurons about? Sounds like a book about seizures.
  16. May 24, 2005 #15
    Zooby: SN-is a mathematical neuroscience textbook. It studies math models of small neuronal nets in the real system. Thus taking emphasize on the time parameter. Topics include Firing rates and patterns, spatial distribution, plasticity, Learning rules, ....can't remember much else the math is a bit advanced for me, but its a nice book.
  17. May 24, 2005 #16
    Very advanced stuff. Thanks for the description.
  18. May 24, 2005 #17
    Since z-component listed computer books, I guess I'll start with those:

    A complete 6-Volume set of Que MCSE 2000 Prep Books
    Cisco CCNA/CCDA Prep Books
    An old book on DOS 6 (which I actually use from time-to-time :tongue: )

    Physics texts from my college days:

    -General Physics (Serway)
    -Astrophysics (Zeilik,et al)
    -Modern Physics
    -Nuclear Physics
    -Classical Mechanics
    -Introduction to Optics
    -Principles of Lasers
    -Quantum Mechanics
    -Nuclear Engineering
    -Chart Of The Nuclides
    -CRC, 29th Ed.

    Medical Books:

    -CPR Guide for Health Care Providers
    -EMT Basic Course Book
    -EMT Intermediate Course Book
    -Stedman's Medical Encyclopedia
    -The Merck Manual

    Less textbooky stuff:

    -A Path Where No Man Thought (Carl Sagan)
    -The Natural History Of The Universe
    -The Audubon Field Guide To The Night Sky
    -Advanced Skywatching
    -A Brief History Of Time (Hawking)
    -The Fourth Dimension (Rudy Rucker)

    Most of the other books stray a bit (or a lot) from Math/Science
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    A couple of hundred of mine are university texts on physics, industrial chemistry, organic chemistry, regular biology, cellular biology, haemotology, medicine, psychology, criminology, mechanical engineering, fluid mechanics... I can't remember what else. All are pretty old though (80's or before) because the only way that I can afford them is at Benny the Bookworm sales or library discard sales. For instance, my copy of "Biology of Microorganisms" was published in 1970, but it only cost me $3 when I bought it in the early 80's. It wouldn't likely be any good for a student, but it covers most anything that I'm likely to need. (If it doesn't, that's what I keep Moonbear around for. :biggrin: )
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    HC Verma Physics Part 1 AND 2

    Irodov Problem Book On Physics

    Irodov Book On Mechanics

    Resnick Haliday Krane Vol I and II

    IA Maron Calculus

    Arihant Calculus

    Hall And Knight Algebra
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    What's a book?
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