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Mitch Wheat has been working as a professional programmer since 1984, graduating with a honours degree in Mathematics from Warwick University, UK in 1986. He moved to Perth in 1995, having worked in software houses in London and Rotterdam. He has worked in the areas of mining, electronics, research, defence, financial, GIS, telecommunications, engineering, and information management. Mitch has worked mainly with Microsoft technologies (since Windows version 3.0) but has also used UNIX. He holds the following Microsoft certifications: MCPD (Web and Windows) using C# and SQL Server MCITP (Admin and Developer). His preferred development environment is C#, .Net Framework and SQL Server. Mitch has worked as an independent consultant for the last 10 years, and is currently involved with helping teams improve their Software Development Life Cycle. His areas of special interest lie in performance tuning
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Mathematics Books/Material Online (much of it free!)
Here are a few mathematics resources that I have found useful.
Introduction to Complex Analysis: WWL Chen
This is very clearly written and better than most books I have read. The explanations and examples really stand out.
Complex analysis and Functional Analysis: Douglas N. Arnold.
2 excellent documents. The first is probably a little more accessible than the second which requires a substantial mathematics background.
A First Course in Complex Analysis: Beck, Marchesi and Pixton
First Course in Linear Algebra
Cauchy-Schwarz Master Class: by J. Michael Steele
Whilst this book is not free, several sample chapters are downloadable (http://www-stat.wharton.upenn.edu/~steele/Publications/Books/CSMC/CSMC_index.html ). A truly remarkable book whose clarity and insight is a rarity amongst such books, which often gloss over details and leave the reader baffled. Although a specialised work, I have come across very few mathematics books that can equal it as an educational tool. If you are about to embark on a postgraduate Mathematics (or indeed undergraduate) course of study make sure you read this book.
List of Free Mathematics Books: a great resource!
This should be your first port of call if you are looking for free online material.
There is another list of free online Textbooks here: http://linear.ups.edu/opentexts.html
Introduction to Tensor Calculus and Continuum Mechanics
by John H. Heinbockel
Concrete Mathemathics, 2nd Edition. (aimed at CS postgraduate students)
Not a free book, but if you are about to pursue Computer Science postgraduate studies in algorithmics, complexity analysis or a related subject, then this work is required reading.
If you know of any other high quality work, free or otherwise, please let me know.
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com