Same as last time, and last last time. This pile is mostly graduate texts, with quite a few classics, but there are also some excellent undergraduate texts, and some oddballs.

Please comment below or email me if you have any interest in any of the books or if you have any questions. *Quickly.* I’m happy to consider meeting up here or there in Melbourne, but I definitely won’t be mailing any books this time. I’m tired of people not saying thanks.

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A nice mix of books there – definitely some oddballs! The not-quite-vanished PhD student in me would have loved some of them – a couple are literally still on my book wish list! Current me knows that I don’t have time to dedicate to them and someone else could benefit more!

If you were to get down to owning only one mathematics book, what would it be?

Spivak.

I once read a story about a man in Japan who had many many books. He decided to reduce his collection to one book. He had the book framed and placed on the wall as a sort of icon.

I find it easier to get rid of book the more I reduce my collection. At times, I have even recycled them: at least they do some good then.

You should post a photo when you get down to only Spivak.

Hi Marty!

I was wondering what books you would recommend that are suitable for a capable VCE student (doing specialist maths)? Although obviously none of the books are targeted at a VCE level would there be any that would be at least somewhat accessible? My friend and I are very interested in maths and physics and would like to extend our learning beyond the confines of the VCAA study design.

Also, my friend would like the Albert Einstein book.

Thanks, Oscar.

When I was an undergraduate, I won a prize of 100 dollars to be spent on books relevant to my studies. I wrote down all the book that I wanted but did not get to 100 dollars; then I asked several of my lecturers for suggestions and added them to the list; still did not get to $100; so I bought a book on the works of Michelangelo (I was in a BA) to reach 100 dollars. Next year I won 50 dollars in the same prize; I bought “Principia Mathematica” for about 50 dollars.

Sorry – just checked – the prizes were in pounds.

also “all the books” not “all the book”.

Who didn’t say thanks? Name and shame! Let’s be Twitter.

Anyway, these are gold. There are some here I definitely would drive to grab, but not drive to Melbourne to grab. Now if I happened to be at MATRIX then I would swing by, but that won’t be happening for many months. Sorry Marty!

Thanks, Glen, I don’t mind putting a few books aside under the assumption/hope that you’ll visit Melbourne, although I’m guessing the ones you’d be after have been grabbed.

If they are gone by the time I get there, that’s fair! I just realised I need to go to Melbourne for the Humboldt conference, that’s in November. If any of these are left I will very happily grab them:

Guo-Lakshmi Nonlinear problems…

Fraenkel Abstract Algebra

Lax-Phillips

Diffusion Processes and PDE (x2? or are they the same?)

Darboux volumes

Functional Analysis

Lectures in Geometry (x3? or are they the same?)

Elements of Functional Analysis

Stillwell x 2

Ahlfors

Olver

Giaquinta

Directions in PDE

Fourier Transforms

Differential and Riemannian Manifolds

Mikhlin on inequalities

Is that “On potential theory”? If so, yes

Global Analysis and its Applications (x3)

Pryce

Elements of Real Analysis

An introduction to analysis

A first course in analysis

Geometry of manifolds

Intermediate Mathematical Analysis

Patty (x2? are they the same?)

Most gone but a few there. I’ll put aside for you.

Thanks!

Marty,

I have had my share already and hope I said thank-you …

I have an interest in the physics texts if not already allocated and a couple of others caught my eye

300 years of gravitation Hawking & Israel

Statistical Physics Landau

Elementary Methods in the analytical theory of numbers

Naïve Decision Making Komer

Elements of Real Analysis Bartle

Permutation groups Passman

Steve R

Hi Steve. Pretty sure the first and last are still there. I’ll put aside for you.

Hi, Steve. I have “300 Years” and “Elementary Methods” for you. Send me an email and we’ll figure out how to meet up.

Marti,

Many Thanks. will get back to you shortly

Previous pick up location would work for me if you have time in coming weeks

Steve R

Hi, Steve. Still need to get these books to you. Please send me an email if you’re still interested.