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Hello, PF! I had been meaning for some time already to start a thread like this, in which we can share our personal, technical (math, physics, engineering) library (as a list or in pictures too), and also recommend your favorite textbooks or handbooks. Here is my collection so far, as a junior year chemical engineering major studying in México.

Principles of Physical Chemistry by Maron and Prutton
Basic Principles and Calculations in Chemical Engineering by Himmelblau
Transport Phenomena by BSL
Chemical Reactor Omnibook by Levenspiel
Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer by Incropera and Dewitt
Transport Processes and Separation Process Principles by Geankoplis
Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering by Fogler

My physical chemistry textbook is apparently out of print in the US and other countries, but it's a best seller in México. Personally, I find it better than Castellan's, Levine's or Atkins'. I learned chemical thermodynamics and chemical equilibrium from it. BSL is a classic and needs no introduction. Geankoplis' book is a good reference for transport and my favorite book to learn unit operations (separation processes) from. I like it more than the classic MSH. The Omnibook is fun to read (it is presented as if it were handwritten) but I'm actually learning chemical reaction engineering from Fogler's. Fogler's is actually my favorite chemical engineering textbook right now.

I'm also planning on getting an engineering mathematics textbook, and in the near future, a process/plant design textbook. Maybe even a process control book. Then Perry's and Crane TP410 after graduation (if I actually go into process engineering). Recommendations are welcome!

Something else I wanted to share is that textbooks here are not as expensive as in other countries. I have bought all my textbooks new and I've spent approximately 2800 pesos (roughly 175 dollars) for my entire collection. Unfortunately, most people down here don't appreciate the value of textbooks.
 

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Richard Feynman: Lectures on Physics
Taylor: Mechanics
Klepper and Kolenkow.
Griffith: Introduction to Electrodynamics
Kip: Fundamentals of Electricity and Magnetism
Purcell: Electricity and Magnetism

I have a lot more math books.
 
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Algebraic Topology Tammo tom Dieck
Statistical Rule of Thumb Gerald Van Belle
Functional Analysis Lax
The structure of compact groups Hofmann, Morris
Regular Polytopes Coxeter
Fourier Analysis and its applications Folland
Lectures on the Hyperreals Goldblatt
Lattices and ordered sets Roman
Ordinary Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems Teschl
Fundamentals of the Theory of Operator Algebras Vol I - IV Kadison, Ringrose
Calculus of manifolds Spivak
Sheaves in Geometry and Logic Mac Lane, Moerdijk
Mathematical Topics between classics and quantum mechanics Landsman
Algebra Vol I - III Cohn
Topological Vector spaces, Distributions and Kernels Treves
Differential Equations with Applications an Historical Notes Simmons
Fourier-Mukai Transforms in Algebraic Geometry Huybrechts
Index Analysis Lowen
C* algebras by example Davidson
Commutative Algebra Matsumura
Harmonic Analysis Stein
Feynman Lectures in Physics Feynman
Abstract Harmonic Analysis Vol I - II Hewitt, Ross
Real Analysis for Graduate Students Bass
Basic Real Analysis Knapp
Advanced Real Analysis Knapp
An introduction to Lie groups and Lie algebras Kirillov
Multi-Paradigm Programming Using C++ Vermeir
Quantum Theory for mathematcians Hall
Measure Theory and Fine properties of functions Evans, Gariepy
Quantum Theory Bogaarts
Probability Shiryaev
Perspectives on Projective Geometry Ricther-Gebert
An introduction to probability theory and its applications Vol I - II Feller
Probability theory Klenke
Molecular biology of the cell Alberts
Geometry Vol I - II Berger
Several Complex Variables Taylor
Introduction to the mathematics of Fermat-Wiles Hellegouarch
Abelian Categories with Applications to rings and modules Popescu
SAS Statistics by example Cody
Geometry: Euclid and beyond Hartshorne
Complex Analysis Vol I - II Freitag, Busam
Schaums Outliens of Statistics Spiegel
Lectures on the Geometry of Manifolds Nicolaescu
Smooth Manifolds Lee
Riemannian Manifolds Lee
Banach Bundles, Banach Modules and automorphisms of C*-algebras Dupre, Gillette
Survival Analysis Klein, Moeschberger
Differential Geometry Sharpe
Linear Models Searle
Structure and Geometry of Lie groups Hilgert, Neeb
Elements Vol I - XIII Euclid
Global Calculus Ramanan
Basic Algebraic Geometry Vol I - II Shafarevich
Topoi Goldblatt
Constructive Analysis Bishop, Bridges
Advanced Linear algebra Roman
Lectures on Exercises on Functional Analysis Helemskii
Visual Complex Analysis Needham
Fundamentals of mathematics Vol I - III Behnke et al
Differential geometry Kuhnel
Mathematical Statistics with Resampling and R Chihara, Hesterberg
Ideals, Varieties and algorithms Cox, Little, O'Shea
Fundamentals of Physics Halliday Resnick Walker
Vector Calculus, Linear algebra and differential forms Hubbard, Hubbard
A guide to plane algebraic curves Kendig
Elementary Algebraic Geometry Kendig
Optimal design of experiments Goos, Jones
Experiments: Design, Analysis and Optimization Hamada, Wu
Modern Epidemiology Rothman et al
Data Analysis using Regression and multilevel/hierarchical models Gelman, Hill
Fundametals of modern statistical methods Wilcox
Generalized Additive Models Wood
Multivariate analysis Mardia Kent Bibby
Bayesian and Frequentist Regression Models Wakefield
Robust Statistics Maronna Martin Yohai
100 statistical tests in R Lewis
A comprehensive course in analysis Vol I - V Simon
Designing experiments and analyzing data Maxwell, Delaney
Bayesian Biostatistics Lesaffre, Lawson
Bayesian Data Analysis Gelman et al
Methods of Multivariate Analysis Rencher, Christensen
Inside interesting integrals Nahin
Information theory, inference and learning algorithms MacKay
Matrix Analysis and applied linear algebra Meyer
Learning SAS by Example Cody
Classical Mechanics Gregory
Practical Meta-Analysis Lipsey, Wilson
Applied linear statistical models Kutner Neter
Nonparametric Statistical Inference Gibbons, Chakraborti
Time series analysis Hamilton
Statistical Inference Casella Berger
Multivariate Statistical Inference and applications Rencher
Theory of Statistics Schervish
An introduction to generalized linear models Dobson, Barnett
Introduction to the theory of statistics Mood, Graybill, Boes
Differential Geometry Vol I Spivak
Probability and measure Billinsley
Regression Fahrmeir, Kneib, Lang, Marx
Fundamentals of mathematical logic Hinman
The Art of R programming Matloff
Differential Equations Ross
Statistical Theory Lindgren
Algebra Lang
C*-algebras Dixmier
Algebraic curves and Riemann surfaces Miranda
A course in abstract Harmonic analysis Folland
General Topology Kelley
Differential geometry, Lie groups and Symmetric spaces Helgason
Diffeology Iglesias-Zemmour
Algebraic Geometry and arithmetic curves Liu
Functional analysis Vol I Reed, Simon
Hilbert space operators in quantum physics Blank, Exner Havlicek
Functional analysis, Sobolev spaces and partiel differential equations Brezis
Theories of generalizes functions Hoskins pinto
An introduction to homological algebra Rotman
An introduction to mechanics Kleppner Kolenkow
Basic algebra Knapp
Advanced algebra Knapp
Analytic K homology Higson Roe
An introduction to harmonic analysis Katnelson
Clasical Fourier Analysis Grafakos
Real and functional analysis Lang
Deformation quantization for actions on R^d Rieffel
Chaos, an introduction to dynamical systems Alligood at al
The little SAS book, A primer Delwiche, Slaughter
Exercises and problems for the little SAS book Ottesen Delwiche Slaughter
Elements of Noncommutative geometry Garcia-Bondia et al
An introduction to K theory for C*-algebras Rorman Larsen Laustsen
A history of mathematics Katz
Commutative algebra Eisenbud
Differential Topology Guillemin Pollack
Categorical structure of closure operators Dikranjan Tholen
Algebraic Geometry Itaka
Lie groups, Lie algebras and Representatons Hall
A modern theory of integration Bartle
A course in operator theory Conway
Lectures in Kahler geometry Moroianu
K-theory and C*-algebras Wegge-Olsen
Introduction to partial differential equations Folland
Projective and Cayley-Klein Geometries Onishchik Sulanke
Introduction to abstract harmonic analysis Loomis
Introduction to lattices and order Davey Priestley
Physics for mathematicians: Mechanics I Spivak
Basic noncommutative geometry Khalkali
Banach algebra techniques in operator theory Douglas
Approach spaces Lowen
The geometry of schemes Eisenbud Harris
Lectures on Curves, Surfaces and projective varieties Beltrametti et al.
Biostatistics Fisher, Van Belle
Principles of Modern Chemistry Oxtoby et al
Differential geometry Guggenheimer
Differential geometry of curves and surfaces Do Carmo
Generalized linear models McCullagh Nelder
Basic Concepts of synthetic differential geometry Lavendhomme
Structure and Interpretation of Computer programs Abelson Sussman
An introduction to ergodic theory Walters
Generalized functions Vol I Gelfand Shilov
An introduction to nonclassical logic Priest
Topology and geometry Bredon
Synthetic differential geometry Kock
Complex Algebraic curves Kirwan
Introduction to algebraic geometry Smith
Algebraic geometry Harris
Human Physiology Sherwood
Biology Campbell
 
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Algebraic Topology Tammo tom Dieck
Statistical Rule of Thumb Gerald Van Belle
Functional Analysis Lax
The structure of compact groups Hofmann, Morris
Regular Polytopes Coxeter
Fourier Analysis and its applications Folland
Lectures on the Hyperreals Goldblatt
Lattices and ordered sets Roman
Ordinary Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems Teschl
Fundamentals of the Theory of Operator Algebras Vol I - IV Kadison, Ringrose
Calculus of manifolds Spivak
Sheaves in Geometry and Logic Mac Lane, Moerdijk
Mathematical Topics between classics and quantum mechanics Landsman
Algebra Vol I - III Cohn
Topological Vector spaces, Distributions and Kernels Treves
Differential Equations with Applications an Historical Notes Simmons
Fourier-Mukai Transforms in Algebraic Geometry Huybrechts
Index Analysis Lowen
C* algebras by example Davidson
Commutative Algebra Matsumura
Harmonic Analysis Stein
Feynman Lectures in Physics Feynman
Abstract Harmonic Analysis Vol I - II Hewitt, Ross
Real Analysis for Graduate Students Bass
Basic Real Analysis Knapp
Advanced Real Analysis Knapp
An introduction to Lie groups and Lie algebras Kirillov
Multi-Paradigm Programming Using C++ Vermeir
Quantum Theory for mathematcians Hall
Measure Theory and Fine properties of functions Evans, Gariepy
Quantum Theory Bogaarts
Probability Shiryaev
Perspectives on Projective Geometry Ricther-Gebert
An introduction to probability theory and its applications Vol I - II Feller
Probability theory Klenke
Molecular biology of the cell Alberts
Geometry Vol I - II Berger
Several Complex Variables Taylor
Introduction to the mathematics of Fermat-Wiles Hellegouarch
Abelian Categories with Applications to rings and modules Popescu
SAS Statistics by example Cody
Geometry: Euclid and beyond Hartshorne
Complex Analysis Vol I - II Freitag, Busam
Schaums Outliens of Statistics Spiegel
Lectures on the Geometry of Manifolds Nicolaescu
Smooth Manifolds Lee
Riemannian Manifolds Lee
Banach Bundles, Banach Modules and automorphisms of C*-algebras Dupre, Gillette
Survival Analysis Klein, Moeschberger
Differential Geometry Sharpe
Linear Models Searle
Structure and Geometry of Lie groups Hilgert, Neeb
Elements Vol I - XIII Euclid
Global Calculus Ramanan
Basic Algebraic Geometry Vol I - II Shafarevich
Topoi Goldblatt
Constructive Analysis Bishop, Bridges
Advanced Linear algebra Roman
Lectures on Exercises on Functional Analysis Helemskii
Visual Complex Analysis Needham
Fundamentals of mathematics Vol I - III Behnke et al
Differential geometry Kuhnel
Mathematical Statistics with Resampling and R Chihara, Hesterberg
Ideals, Varieties and algorithms Cox, Little, O'Shea
Fundamentals of Physics Halliday Resnick Walker
Vector Calculus, Linear algebra and differential forms Hubbard, Hubbard
A guide to plane algebraic curves Kendig
Elementary Algebraic Geometry Kendig
Optimal design of experiments Good, Jones
Experiments: Design, Analysis and Optimization Hamada, Wu
Modern Epidemiology Rothman et al
Data Analysis using Regression and multilevel/hierarchical models Gelman, Hill
Fundametals of modern statistical methods Wilcox
Generalized Additive Models Wood
Multivariate analysis Mardia Kent Bibby
Bayesian and Frequentist Regression Models Wakefield
Robust Statistics Maronna Martin Yohai
100 statistical tests in R Lewis
A comprehensive course in analysis Vol I - V Simon
Designing experiments and analyzing data Maxwell, Delaney
Bayesian Biostatistics Lesaffre, Lawson
Bayesian Data Analysis Gelman et al
Methods of Multivariate Analysis Rencher, Christensen
Inside interesting integrals Nahin
Information theory, inference and learning algorithms MacKay
Matrix Analysis and applied linear algebra Meyer
Learning SAS by Example Cody
Classical Mechanics Gregory
Practical Meta-Analysis Lipsey, Wilson
Applied linear statistical models Kutner Neter
Nonparametric Statistical Inference Gibbons, Chakraborti
Time series analysis Hamilton
Statistical Inference Casella Berger
Multivariate Statistical Inference and applications Rencher
Theory of Statistics Schervish
An introduction to generalized linear models Dobson, Barnett
Introduction to the theory of statistics Mood, Graybill, Boes
Differential Geometry Vol I Spivak
Probability and measure Billinsley
Regression Fahrmeir, Kneib, Lang, Marx
Fundamentals of mathematical logic Hinman
The Art of R programming Matloff
Differential Equations Ross
Statistical Theory Lindgren
Algebra Lang
C*-algebras Dixmier
Algebraic curves and Riemann surfaces Miranda
A course in abstract Harmonic analysis Folland
General Topology Kelley
Differential geometry, Lie groups and Symmetric spaces Helgason
Diffeology Iglesias-Zemmour
Algebraic Geometry and arithmetic curves Liu
Functional analysis Vol I Reed, Simon
Hilbert space operators in quantum physics Blank, Exner Havlicek
Functional analysis, Sobolev spaces and partiel differential equations Brezis
Theories of generalizes functions Hoskins pinto
An introduction to homological algebra Rotman
An introduction to mechanics Kleppner Kolenkow
Basic algebra Knapp
Advanced algebra Knapp
Analytic K homology Higson Roe
An introduction to harmonic analysis Katnelson
Clasical Fourier Analysis Grafakos
Real and functional analysis Lang
Deformation quantization for actions on R^d Rieffel
Chaos, an introduction to dynamical systems Alligood at al
The little SAS book, A primer Delwiche, Slaughter
Exercises and problems for the little SAS book Ottesen Delwiche Slaughter
Elements of Noncommutative geometry Garcia-Bondia et al
An introduction to K theory for C*-algebras Rorman Larsen Laustsen
A history of mathematics Katz
Commutative algebra Eisenbud
Differential Topology Guillemin Pollack
Categorical structure of closure operators Dikranjan Tholen
Algebraic Geometry Itaka
Lie groups, Lie algebras and Representatons Hall
A modern theory of integration Bartle
A course in operator theory Conway
Lectures in Kahler geometry Moroianu
K-theory and C*-algebras Wegge-Olsen
Introduction to partial differential equations Folland
Projective and Cayley-Klein Geometries Onishchik Sulanke
Introduction to abstract harmonic analysis Loomis
Introduction to lattices and order Davey Priestley
Physics for mathematicians: Mechanics I Spivak
Basic noncommutative geometry Khalkali
Banach algebra techniques in operator theory Douglas
Approach spaces Lowen
The geometry of schemes Eisenbud Harris
Lectures on Curves, Surfaces and projective varieties Beltrametti et al.
Biostatistics Fisher, Van Belle
Principles of Modern Chemistry Oxtoby et al
Differential geometry Guggenheimer
Differential geometry of curves and surfaces Do Carmo
Generalized linear models McCullagh Nelder
Basic Concepts of synthetic differential geometry Lavendhomme
Structure and Interpretation of Computer programs Abelson Sussman
An introduction to ergodic theory Walters
Generalized functions Vol I Gelfand Shilov
An introduction to nonclassical logic Priest
Topology and geometry Bredon
Synthetic differential geometry Kock
Complex Algebraic curves Kirwan
Introduction to algebraic geometry Smith
Algebraic geometry Harris
Human Physiology Sherwood
Biology Campbell
Micromass, are you a mathematical biologist? I just find it funny that you're a biologist by training but own only two or three biology textbooks.
 
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Micromass, are you a mathematical biologist? I just find it funny that you're a biologist by training but own only two or three biology textbooks.
Courses at university here don't make the students buy a lot of textbooks. They provide very good lecture notes for everything. I haven't bothered to list them. The biology books I do have were the ones they didn't have lecture notes for.
 
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Modern Intermediate Algebra - Garland
Basic Mathematics - Lang
Geometry - Lang
A First Course in Calculus - Lang
Calculus of Several Variables - Lang
Calculus 3rd Edition - Thomas/Finney
Linear Algebra with Applications - Nicholson
Linear Algebra and Group Theory - Smirnov

Feynman Lectures on Physics
Newtonian Mechanics - French
Waves and Vibrations - French
Special Relativity - French
Fundamentals of Physics 9th Ed. - HRW
Analytical Mechanics - Fowles
Modern Physics - Taylor
Introduction to Electrodynamics - Griffiths

Introductory Chemistry Essentials - Tro
Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity - Kotz

A few of these books are beyond my knowledge such as Griffiths, but were too good of a deal to pass up.
 
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Just out of curiosity - of your huge collection, what are you top five favourite, ones that you could never part with?
 
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Just out of curiosity - of your huge collection, what are you top five favourite, ones that you could never part with?
If I were on an isolated island for a year, I would want to have the five volumes of "A comprehensive course in analysis" by Simon with me. They're such a beautiful books.
 
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If I were in the same situation I'd probably take Transport Phenomena with me. I still have so much to learn from it.
 
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I would be fine with:

Linear Algebra and Group Theory by Smirnov. I find some of the exercises quite difficult, but I would take it.

Serge Lang's calculus books for sure.

I have Kleppner and Kolenkow on the way from Amazon. That would come with me.
 
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Linear Algebra Done Right, Axler
The Real Numbers and Real Analysis, Bloch
A First Course in Abstract Algebra. Feil
Euclid's Elements
Advanced Engineering Mathematics, Kreyszig
Finite Dimensional Vector Spaces, Halmos
Engineering Electromagnetics, Hayt
Geometric Algebra for Computer Science, Dorst
Discrete Mathematics with Proof, Gossett
An Introduction to Mecahnics, Kleppner
Numerical Methods for Engineers, Chapra
 
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I like Chapra's. It's a numerical methods cookbook, but it's the best, IMO. At least for engineering purposes.
 
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Here's my library:

Math books:

Introduction to Smooth Manifolds, Lee.
Mathematical Physics, Geroch.
Introduction to Set Theory, Hrbacek and Jech.
Lebesgue Integration on Euclidean Space, Jones.
The Real Numbers and Real Analysis, Bloch.
Topología Básica, C. Prieto.
A First Course in Abstract Algebra, Rings, Groups and Fields, Anderson and Feil.
Espacios Fibrados, Gitler and Arraut.
Introduction to Topological Manifolds, Lee.
Vector Calculus, Linear Algebra and Differential Forms, Hubbard and Hubbard.
Visual Complex Analyis, Needham.
El Cálculo con Geometría Analítica, Leithold.
Elements of Partial DIfferential Equations, Sneddon.
Vector Calculus, Marsden and Tromba.
Linear Algebra, Grossman.
Vector Analysis, Brand.
Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems, Boyce and DiPrima.
Analytic Geometry, Lehmann.
Algebra, Lehmann.

Physics Books:

Fluid Mechanics, Landau and Lifshitz.
Quantum Mechanics, Messiah, Vol I and II.
Classical Electrodynamics, Jackson.
The Classical Theory of Fields, Landau and Lifshitz.
Topics in the Foundations of General Relativity and Newtonian Gravitation Theory, Malament.
The Theory of Relativity, Møller.
General Relativity, Wald.
Termodinámica Clásica, G. Carmona.
Essentials of Physics, Borowitz et. al.
Physics, Mechanics and Heat, Reimann.
Physics: Modern Physics, Reimann.
Fundamentos de Termodinámica, Wylen and Sonntag.
Theoretical Physics, Joos.
Mathematical Physics, Butkov.
Teoría Electromagnética, Hayt.
Introducción a la Termodinámica Clásica, García-Colín.
Traite de Mecanique Celeste, Laplace.
Physics, Vol. I and II, Halliday and Resnick.
 
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Something else I wanted to share is that textbooks here are not as expensive as in other countries. I have bought all my textbooks new and I've spent approximately 2800 pesos (roughly 175 dollars) for my entire collection. Unfortunately, most people down here don't appreciate the value of textbooks.
Interesting. Where are you located? I've also found books to be a lot cheaper in Mexico compared to in other places, which is definitely a good thing. The main problem I have is that the books that interest me are never available in the local book stores (I live in Monterrey, Mexico) or in amazon.com.mx, so I always end up buying from amazon.com
 
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Textbooks at my school bookstore average from $140-200. You save about $20-50 using amazon, depending on the book. Prices are outrageous, in my opinion.
 
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Wow, here I found so many resources for scientific stuff, books and magazines, and the like. Great! Here I'd also like to share some books about biology. Hope it's helpful!

A New Model for Analyzing Antimicrobial Peptides with Biomedical Applications (nato: Life And Behavioural Sciences, 343)
HPLC of Peptides and Proteins: Methods and Protocols
Antibacterial Peptide Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology)
Peptide and Protein Design for Biopharmaceutical Applications
 
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Interesting. Where are you located? I've also found books to be a lot cheaper in Mexico compared to in other places, which is definitely a good thing. The main problem I have is that the books that interest me are never available in the local book stores (I live in Monterrey, Mexico) or in amazon.com.mx, so I always end up buying from amazon.com
I'm from Hermosillo, Sonora. I've bought all my textbooks at my university bookstore, and if a book is not in stock I can order it directly from them, without paying additional fees. Heck, I even get a 20% student discount. Except for the Omnibook, I got that one at a traveling book fair. Still, it was quite a bargain. I saved like 85% percent off its retail price.

Nice to see a fellow countryman at PF!
 
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I have been collecting books for decades, so I might have too many to list!
 
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I have been collecting books for decades, so I might have too many to list!
List your favorites!
 
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Pictures are welcome, too!
 
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I'm from Hermosillo, Sonora. I've bought all my textbooks at my university bookstore, and if a book is not in stock I can order it directly from them, without paying additional fees. Heck, I even get a 20% student discount. Except for the Omnibook, I got that one at a traveling book fair. Still, it was quite a bargain. I saved like 85% percent off its retail price.

Nice to see a fellow countryman at PF!
Awesome! I should try ordering through my university's bookstore too. It's strange that I can't find the books I want here, considering Monterrey is a huge city, perhaps there's not really a big market for advanced math and physics books.

Indeed nice to see a fellow mexican around here! I hope the weather has not been suffocatingly hot over there at Hermosillo...yet!

Edit: I see you're going to have 46 celsius tomorrow, wow lol. We just made it to 40 a few weeks ago.
 
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It's strange that I can't find the books I want here, considering Monterrey is a huge city, perhaps there's not really a big market for advanced math and physics books.
Yeah, now that I think about it, this is probably the case. There's much more demand for introductory physics and math books, not so much for higher level stuff.
Indeed nice to see a fellow mexican around here! I hope the weather has not been suffocatingly hot over there at Hermosillo...yet!

Edit: I see you're going to have 46 celsius tomorrow, wow lol. We just made it to 40 a few weeks ago.
Actually, we had 49 °C yesterday! We were the hottest city on Earth. Fortunately, I didn't have to leave my house at all. But tomorrow's a schoolday, I'm taking a summer course, and we don't even leave the classroom during breaks. Not even us northerners can get used to such climate. :eek:
 
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I have been collecting books for decades, so I might have too many to list!
Me too, I packed up half a dozen boxes of my reference material texts that I need for my new position and I still have two book cases full of texts.
 
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Here's the short list found on my desk at the moment (the 2 book shelves would take more hours then I have time to type at the moment)

Math/Applied:
Schaum's Mathematical Handbook of Formulas and Tables Spiegel
Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems Boyce & DiPrima
Advanced Mathematical Methods for Scientists and Engineers Bender & Orszag
State Space and Linear Systems Wilberg
Signals and Systems Roberts

Physics/Applied:
Optical Properties of Solids Fox
Computational Fourier Optics Voelz
Field Guide to Geometrical Optics Greivenkamp
Wave Propagation and Group Velocity Brillouin
Theory and Computation of Electromagnetic Fields Jin

EDIT: forgot one
 
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I have been collecting books for decades, so I might have too many to list!
You could have micromass list them for you... :wink:
 

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