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All the Mathematics You Missed

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  97 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Few beginning graduate students in mathematics and other quantitative subjects possess the daunting breadth of mathematical knowledge expected of them when they begin their studies. This book will offer students a broad outline of essential mathematics and will help to fill in the gaps in their knowledge. The author explains the basic points and a few key results of all th ...more
Paperback, 376 pages
Published May 7th 2015 by Cambridge University Press (first published November 12th 2001)
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William Schram
Overview of mathematics that one should have been exposed to upon reaching Graduate School. Very wide breadth, but little depth to each subject covered. However, Garrity does have a bibliography for further study and reference. It has problems in it, but to be honest, I never passed Calc II, so it was a bit beyond what I could do, but it did have the proofs of a number of things and it showed Stokes' Equations and other things that you would encounter.

Very fascinating, and the bibliography gives
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Yasiru (reviews will soon be removed and linked to blog)
Too light on the abstract algebra and a bit wrongheaded on occasion with some of the general commentary (no, the prevailing belief is not that P=NP is a statement independent of other axioms- see for example Aaronson's paper on the subject), but very useful nevertheless.
Roger Hallman
Mar 05, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a well-written, Cliffs Notes summary approach to university level mathematics. The definitions are clearly stated where you may have found that...say an abstract algebra text is written in a different language that only closely resembles English.

I'm using it as a research aid for a paper and presentation on the solubility of the quadratic, cubic, and quartic equation but the insolubility of polynomial equations of degree 5 or higher. In addition to the summaries provided, there are recom
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Erik
Oct 25, 2014 rated it liked it
Not a textbook. Useful for structuring a reading list on the various topics. My background varies, generally good on the more abstract conceptual stuff (I know way more about logic and foundations coming out of philosophy than could ever be useful) to very ignorant on actual techniques of integration and problem solving, which I am seeking to fix.
Darin
Jul 01, 2011 marked it as to-read
Shelves: mathematics, own
I'm not sure how much math can be learned from a book that covers this many mathematical topics in 300+ pages, but this book does provide a good refresher for those who have studied these subjects in the past. Each section includes a brief discussion of recommended books for further reading if interested.
IQ
Feb 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good reference book.
Ivan
Jun 16, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A book teaching you math assuming you already know math well. Sweet sweet Irony. Good if used as reference rather than to learn a missed topic.
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