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tokenadult · 2012-08-29 · Original thread

The popular books by mathematician Ian Stewart

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&...

are very interesting and mathematically accurate. Some readers also like the books by Keith Devlin,

http://www.amazon.com/Keith-Devlin/e/B000APRPC6/ref=ntt_athr...

one of which I am reading right now.

I like almost every book by John Stillwell

http://www.amazon.com/John-Stillwell/e/B001IQWNS2/ref=ntt_at...

and especially recommend the latest edition of Mathematics and Its History

http://www.amazon.com/Mathematics-Its-History-Undergraduate-...

as a book you should try to obtain from a library to see what a book with challenging, interesting, but accessible problems looks like.

Many people like the videos that feature Edward Burger

http://www.thegreatcourses.com/tgc/professors/professor_deta...

or Arthur Benjamin lecturing about math in the Great Courses (Teaching Company) video lecture series, which you may be able to find at a library.

AFTER EDIT: Here is a link for Calculus Made Easy, a book recommended by another participant here.

http://www.amazon.com/Calculus-Made-Easy-Silvanus-Thompson/d...

tokenadult · 2010-01-17 · Original thread

You would like Mathematics and its History by John Stillwell

http://www.amazon.com/Mathematics-its-History-John-Stillwell...

Arithmeticapublished only after Fermat's death. If Fermat actually had a proof for the theorem known as his last theorem, he had plenty of opportunity in his lifetime to find other pieces of paper on which to write it down.) I recall that the current textbookMathematics and Its Historyby John Stillwell[1] reviews the history of this topic pretty well.[1] http://www.amazon.com/Mathematics-Its-History-Undergraduate-...