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h3now
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A new poinofview in learning math!
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Jun 25, 2011 12:03 PM


I'm looking for a math book that REALLY explains the math that I'm having at my engineering classes. I always opted for the historybased or logicdriven explanations that start from some already known rules and facts, and logically builds up the theory you're learning (when I say logically, I mean the type of reasoning a normal person would have. As in contrast with things like... "now to solve this differential equation assume that k.e^(wtf) is an answer...").
Almost all the math books I've encountered through my student life just throw the formulas at you. They normally start by stating the definition of the topic (normally in a rabbitoutofthehat fashion) and then show you how to use it, in sort of a "algorithmized" way. What about those big questions that come to the nonzombie students? (those that are interested in getting some insight on how the world really works, and know that all those godlike formulas came from HUMANS. Very bright humans, but humans nevertheless). Questions like: how in the world did anyone thought of a thing like the laplace transform, or the fourier series, or the gamma function! (the list goes on...)
I was always fascinated by this kind of learning, and in some topics I did found such a point of view in some books. But now I'm seeing some new things and I just can't find any book that cover them this way.
If anyone understands what I'm looking for and knows any books related please let me know. I'm on a hunt for those...
Some topics are: Laplace transform Fourier Series Fourier Transform Gamma Function Calculus of variations ...
Thank's in advance guys!



