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Reading Strategies

Academic Challenges in Reading

Helen Taylor Abdulaziz & Alfred D. Stover , Prentice Hall , 1989
Academic reading skills for low intermediate / intermediate students in the areas of maths, science, business, and social science. Also has practice of reading graphs, tables and charts
Reading Strategies

Special Interest

A Short Account of the History of Mathematics

W.W. Rouse Ball , Dover Publications , 1960
This is a new printing of one of the honored histories of mathematics of all time. When the last revised edition appeared in 1908, it was hailed by mathematicians and laymen alike, and it remains one of the clearest, most authoritative and most accurate works in the field.
Maths

Complex Analysis

Ian Stewart & David Tall , Cambridge University Press , 1983
This is a very successful textbook for undergraduate students of pure mathematics. Students often find the subject of complex analysis very difficult. Here the authors, who are experienced and well-known expositors, avoid many of such difficulties by using two principles: (1) generalising concepts familiar from real analysis; (2) adopting an approach which exhibits and makes use of the rich geometrical structure of the subject. An opening chapter provides a brief history of complex analysis which sets it in context and provides motivation.
Maths

Fermat's Last Theorum

Simon Singh , Fourth Estate , 1997
The story of a riddle that confounded the world's greatest minds for 358 years. How an Englishman, after years of secret toil and frustration, finally solved mathematics' most challenging problem.
Maths

Men of Mathematics - The Lives and Achievements of the Great Mathematicians from Zeno to Poincare

E.T. Bell , Simon & Schuster , 1937
Here is the classic, much-read introduction to the craft and history of mathematics by E.T. Bell, a leading figure in mathematics in America for half a century.
Maths

Pure Mathematics: No. 2 (Heinemann Modular Mathematics for London AS & A-level)

Mr Geoff Mannall and Mr Michael Kenwood , Heinemann; 1 edition , 1995

Maths

TV Documentaries

Beautiful Equations

BBC
Artist and writer Matt Collings takes the plunge into an alien world of equations. He asks top scientists to help him understand five of the most famous equations in science, talks to Stephen Hawking about his equation for black holes and comes face to face with a particle of anti-matter.
Maths

Horizion - To Infinity and Beyond

BBC
Mathematicians have discovered there are infinitely many infinities, each one infinitely bigger than the last. And if the universe goes on forever, the consequences are even more bizarre. In an infinite universe, there are infinitely many copies of the Earth and infinitely many copies of you. Older than time, bigger than the universe and stranger than fiction. This is the story of infinity.
Maths

Horizon - Fermat's Last Theorem

BBC
Andrew Wiles stumbled across the world's greatest mathematical puzzle, Fermat's Theorem, as a ten- year-old schoolboy, beginning a 30-year quest with just one goal in mind - to solve the problem that has baffled minds for three centuries.
Maths

Horizon - How to Make Better Decisions

BBC
We are bad at making decisions. According to science, our decisions are based on oversimplification, laziness and prejudice. And that's assuming that we haven't already been hijacked by our surroundings or led astray by our subconscious! Featuring exclusive footage of experiments that show how our choices can be confounded by temperature, warped by post-rationalisation and even manipulated by the future, Horizon presents a guide to better decision making, and introduces you to Mathematician Garth Sundem, who is convinced that conclusions can best be reached using simple maths and a pencil!
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Precision: The Measure of All Things: Episode 2 - Mass and Moles

Deep underground in a vault beneath Paris lives the most important lump of metal in the world - Le Grand K. Created in the 19th century, it's the world's master kilogramme, the weight on which every other weight is based. But there is a problem with Le Grand K - it is losing weight. Professor Marcus du Sautoy explores the history of this strange object and the astonishing modern day race to replace it
Maths


The Code - Episode 01 - Numbers

BBC 2
Marcus du Sautoy reveals a hidden numerical code that underpins all nature. A code that has the power to explain everything, from the numbers and shapes we see all around us to the rules that govern our own lives. In this first episode, Marcus reveals how significant numbers apear throughout the natural world. They're part of a hidden mathematical world that contains the rules that govern everything on our planet and beyond.
Maths

The Code - Episode 02: Shapes

BBC 2
Marcus du Sautoy uncovers the patterns that explain the shape of the world around us. Starting at the hexagonal columns of Northern Ireland's Giant's Causeway, he discovers the code underpinning the extraordinary order found in nature - from rock formations to honeycomb and from salt crystals to soap bubbles. Marcus also reveals the mysterious code that governs the apparent randomness of mountains, clouds and trees and explores how this not only could be the key to Jackson Pollock's success, but has also helped breathe life into hugely successful movie animations.
Maths

The Code - Episode 03: Prediction

BBC 2
Marcus du Sautoy continues his exploration of the hidden numerical code that underpins all nature. This time it's the strange world of what happens next. Professor du Sautoy's odyssey starts with the lunar eclipse - once thought supernatural, now routinely predicted through the power of the code. But more intriguing is what the code can say about our future. Along the path to enlightenment, Marcus overturns the lemming's suicidal reputation, avoids being crushed to death, reveals how to catch a serial killer and discovers that the answer to life the universe and everything isn't 42 after all - it's 1.15.
Maths

The Joy of Logic

BBC
A sharp, witty, mind-expanding and exuberant foray into the world of logic with computer scientist Professor Dave Cliff. Following in the footsteps of the award-winning 'The Joy of Stats' and its sequel, 'Tails You Win - The Science of Chance', this film takes viewers on a new rollercoaster ride through philosophy, maths, science and technology- all of which, under the bonnet, run on logic.
Computer Science

The Joy of Stats

BBC
Documentary which takes viewers on a rollercoaster ride through the wonderful world of statistics to explore the remarkable power thay have to change our understanding of the world
Maths





This World - Don't Panic - The Truth About Population

Professor Hans Rosling
Using state-of-the-art 3D graphics and the timing of a stand-up comedian, world-famous statistician Professor Hans Rosling presents a spectacular portrait of our rapidly changing world. With seven billion people already on our planet, we often look to the future with dread, but Rosling's message is surprisingly upbeat.
Maths

UPCSE

3000 Solved Problems in Calculus

Elliot Mendelson , McGraw Hill Companies, Inc , 1988
This is a collection of a very wide range of solved problems covering elementary and intermediate calculus. It is best used as extra practice, in addition to a course textbook.
Maths

Advanced Calculus - 2nd Edition

Robert C. Wrede & Murray Spiegel , McGraw Hill Companies, Inc , 2002
This book presents information in a logical and succinct format without the unnecessary jargon. All the principles of advanced calculus are covered with detailed examples and exercises included
Maths

An Imaginary Tale - The Story of the Square Root of Minus One

Paul J. Nahin , Princeton University Press , 1998
In this book, Paul Nahin tells the 2000-year-old history of one of Mathematics' most elusive numbers: the square root of minus one, also known as i, re-creating the baffling mathematical problems that conjured it up and colourful characters who tried to solve them.
Maths

Complex Numbers Made Simple

Verity Carr , Made Simple , 1996

Maths

Complex variables

K. A. Stroud and Dexter Booth , New York : Industrial Press, 2006.

Maths

Core Mathematics 3

Greg Attwood, Alistair MacPherson, Bronwen Moran, Joe Petran, Geoff Staley, Dave Wilkins , Heinemann Educational Publishers , 2004
Providing the best match to the new specification, this book motivates students by making maths easier to learn. Written by chief examiners, it includes student-friendly worked examples and solutions leading to a wealth of practice questions.
Maths%%%UPCSE Books

Engineering Mathematics - A Programmed Approach - Third Edition

C.W. Evans , Stanley Thornes Publishers Ltd , 1997
This book is an essential resource for all students on first-year science and engineering degree and pre-degree courses.
Maths