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flatline · 2013-05-22 · Original thread
This is a good reference. It is basically an encyclopedia, so some sections are better than others. I'm not a big fan of Gowers' intro, it is very heavy and could have done much more in the way of explaining how to navigate the volume itself. It is generally assumed that you know integral and differential calculus.

If you are daunted by mathematical formulas and don't have a solid basis in math generally, I would recommend Pickover's "The Math Book"[1]. Very engaging; good short, non-technical descriptions of many of the same topics in Princeton; lots of pretty pictures.


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