Expanding my pure math knowledge?
September 21, 2012 9:38 AM Subscribe
Can anyone recommend some advanced (pure) math books to learn new subjects? Also nonfiction books about math that are good reads?
posted by DynamiteToast to education (23 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
I was a math major in college, and focused on (and enjoyed) the pure math side. I took a lot of Number Theory classes and some analysis, but somehow entirely missed all topology and abstract algebra courses. When I search for good recommendations for books to learn stuff about these areas I seem to only find recommendations of 600-800 page textbooks which are comprehensive, or Topology for dummies. Is there anything in the middle? I'm fine with it going less in depth than a textbook (I can always go get the textbook afterwards if I want), I'd just like a book that is more geared towards a strong math background. Also feel free to recommend any pure math subject since that's how I've tagged the question, but personally I am most interested in abstract algebra and topology.
Also, I'd like to hear about any general nonfiction math books that you found interesting, it seems hard to sort them from the textbooks on Amazon.