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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

A 6****** star math book

I don't rate something 5***** stars easily. I mean what's beyond 5? Today I found a book for which a 5 star rating is simply too low. The book is extremely:
- different
- relevant
- interactive ( even more so than some math 'websites' )
- challenging
- fun.
If there is a book which I ever rated as a 5***** it must be Concrete Mathematics from Graham, Knuth and Patashnik. Polynomials, that's how it's called, is like that but much more coherent. It is a * * * * * * rating, to me anyway. Must have, must read, can't wait, buy now.

Oh, eh, it is out of print, sorry. Not for sale. ;-)

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