What books should I buy my math professors?
April 15, 2010 8:54 AM Subscribe
I recently applied to grad schools, and I got recommendations from three of my math professors. I'd like to get them all books as a "thank you" but I'm stumped on which specific titles to get two of them. The books don't have to be overtly math-related (thought it wouldn't hurt), but I think they probably shouldn't be completely orthogonal. If it helps, the book that I did buy is Michael Ruhlman's latest food book Ratio
posted by cybertaur1 to Education (14 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Some further details:
I bought Ratio for Professor 1, and she liked it a lot.
Professor 2 is Professor 1's husband, and loves financial math.
Professor 3 loves geometry above all else.
And again I'd like to stress that the books suggested don't have to directly align with these interests. If you've got a book in mind that most people with a disposition towards math would enjoy, that would qualify too.