A number of students have asked me what additional books they could get to help them in various courses. For the classes I teach I normally have those on the web page that deals with that course. However some requests have been for courses that I have not taught. So here are all the helpful books I'm aware of (yes, most are Schaum's -- of course).

Naturally books are only good if you read them. To study from a problem set book you should hide the answer and try to solve it before you look at the answer. Don't spend too long trying to answer a question if after 10 minutes or so you can't start it, then start looking at the answer. Also, look at the answer step by step trying to complete the solution (without looking at the other steps) after each step you peeked at. In short try to solve as much of the problem as you can on your own. It is the only way you will learn the material.

Because of the number of books listed here it is likely some of these links will go stale. Just send me a note if they do. Thanks.

Schaum's Outlines:

DeMYSTiFieD:

QuickStudy:

Research & Education Association Books:


Other useful books:
Calculus and Pizza: Cookbook for the Hungry Mind .  Pickover, Clifford A. John Wiley & Sons (2003).

To Engineer is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design, Henry Petroski, Vintage Books (1992).
The Evolution of Useful Things, Henry Petroski, Vintage Books (1994). -- This book is the one that talks about the engineering of a paper clip
Invention by Design:  How Engineers Get from Thought to Thing, Henry Petroski, Harvard University Press (1996).
Pushing the Limits: New Adventures in Engineering, Henry Petroski, Vintage Books (2004). -- This book has an interesting chapter on the Wilson Bridge

More to be added.

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