Mathematics is awesome.
It has been one of the main driving forces behind human society.
It powers all of today's technology and underpins almost every aspect of our daily lives.
We use Computer, Mobile or other electronic devices daily. All of them need Mathematics to function.
Ultimately, without math, how would you be reading this article online at this exact moment?
How would you be able to tweet to your friends or post an Instagram from last night?
We have math to thank for establishing technology and the social media that consumes our lives.
Ready to level up your knowledge of Math? Here’s what to read.
1.) What Is Mathematics?: An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods
by Richard Courant, Ian Stewart
This book does more than just skimming the surface. The authors prompt readers to actually think about the ideas and methods mentioned rather than blindly swallow them down for later use.
This book shows that mathematics is about understanding the properties and behaviour of mathematical objects.
It is ideal for anybody who wants to improve their general mathematical literacy.
2.) Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction
by Timothy Gowers
This book aims to explain the differences between advanced, research-level mathematics, and the sort of mathematics we learn at school.
It tells about What is Math, What are it's goals, How mathematicians think and some techniques and results of modern and classical Math. It offers an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics.
3.) Proofs from THE BOOK
by Martin Aigner
This book is a collection of some of the proofs that many mathematicians think to be essential and important, while still be uniquely beautiful in their elegance.
It’s clean and covers some of the best proofs in a very wide variety of fields.It does require some calculus and linear algebra background, but if you have that, you should be able to follow most of the proofs in this book.
4.) Journey through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics
by William Dunham
A rare combination of the historical, biographical, and mathematical, Journey Through Genius is a fascinating introduction to a neglected field of human creativity.
It provides step-by-step proofs for the theorems, each easily accessible to readers with no more than a knowledge of high school mathematics.
5.) The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan
by Robert Kanigel
The tale of a relationship between a young Indian mathematics genius, Ramanujan, and his tutor at Cambridge University, G.H. Hardy, in the years before World War I.
Through their eyes the reader is taken on a journey through numbers theory. It is beautifully written book which describes the life of Srinivasa Ramanujan in an interesting way.