Princeton University Press recently published a great book called, Summing It Up: From One Plus One to Modern Number Theory by Prof. Avner Ash and Prof. Robert Gross.

This week we are giving away a copy to one lucky reader. **To enter Math Blog’s first giveaway, please follow the instructions below.** The plan, if all goes well, is to have a regular monthly giveaway with equally appealing prizes offered up each time.

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Summing It Up is a highly interesting and ambitious book. Its aim is to explain challenging modern number theory concepts, such as modular forms, starting with the very basics of addition. Further, the book doesn’t assume that the reader has more than calculus level mathematics.

Unlike many popular math and science books, there is no fluff to be had. The style is engaging, quickly accelerating into some serious mathematics.

This book won’t make you an expert in modern number theory, but it will provide plenty of insight almost regardless of your current mathematical level. Along with providing you with resources and references to explore the subject further.

In a perhaps rare, feat, the book will equally engage undergraduate students and seasoned mathematicians alike (who don’t specifically specialize in modular forms, of course).

Alright, now that you know it’s a book worth adding to your library, read on to find out how to win a copy of your own.

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Best of luck!

One book on the Princeton University Press’s Math Page I’m really interested in is:

The Power of Networks: Six Principles That Connect Our Lives

Networks are everywhere, and especially in our modern connected lives, it seems very relevant to learn more about them.

Good one, Roberto.

The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects:

Research in Recreational Math

I really enjoy recreational mathematics and only wish I had been more aware of it when I was younger. I think recreational mathematics isn’t used enough during junior high and high school instruction.

Agreed.

I think that the Life Saver for analysis would be very nice, especially for analysis students that need a very nice reference when taking the course, or just for anyone learning it. 🙂

Their calculus one was excellent.

This is kind of hard to pick one because when I went through the list, I found that I have 17 of the books, sitting on my bedside table!

So, to pick just one (that I don’t already own) I would go for:

The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects: Research in Recreational Math

Edited by Jennifer Beineke & Jason Rosenhouse

I read the first chapter that is available as a PDF and it has a delightful way of grabbing my attention and making me get involved in some recreational mathematics in an entertaining way!

I love mathematics and most of my books on the subject cover a range of topics but I only have high school level math, and not much calculus. So I steer towards books that allow me to calculate my own solutions on paper and calculator, using just what I already know, while teaching me something new. I will eventually learn calculus, but on my own.

This book looks like it fits the bill! I will be looking for this book at my local book store to continue to be entertained!

it looks like a nice article to read with information in it. thanks.

I’m really interested in “Functional Analysis: Introduction to Further Topics in Analysis”.

I’m 2nd Semester right now and I am going to take a functional analysis lecture as soon as possible, it seems very interesting to me (although I also love Algebra so far)…