Serge Lang Basic Mathematics

Just to be clear to anyone considering this book who may be reading this board presently or in the future when the archive gets indexed; this book is a complete meme.

I like the idea of an introductory, proof flirting method of teaching elementary and highschool math that isn't purely plug and chug, but this book is not that.

The examples are horrendously formatted and many terms aren't defined or defined much later.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine being your average highschool american or person attempting to relearn mathematics and seeing this.

    Literally no reason to have something as simple as this be so horribly formatted.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The word exponent isn't used until 50 pages after the concept of exponents is introduced, the first use of the word is in the table of contents.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Book is riddled with other examples similar to this. Does anyone know of similar books trying to do a similar thing lang does but actually competently?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Understanding Numbers in Elementary School Mathematics by Hung-Hsi Wu is the gold standard

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Interesting mathematics education reform plan. Is he getting any traction?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Euclids elements

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >a point is that which has no part

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >a point is that which has no part
            pretty good definition of a point tbh

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Those meaningless pseudo-definitions are likely later additions to the book. They aren't actually used in anywhere.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You never read the book

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Not all of it. But is what I said wrong? Nope.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >>Does anyone know of similar books trying to do a similar thing lang does but actually competently?

          Euclids elements

          >Euclids elements
          unironically this

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/qZQi634.png

      The word exponent isn't used until 50 pages after the concept of exponents is introduced, the first use of the word is in the table of contents.

      https://i.imgur.com/AjKLsu6.png

      Book is riddled with other examples similar to this. Does anyone know of similar books trying to do a similar thing lang does but actually competently?

      I'm sorry, you have terminal brainletism

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        many of the solutions in the back have typos.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What is the issue?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's also teaching proofs with simple concepts.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Never understood the point of these meme books. Read an analysis or set theory book.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Idk anything bout numbermathics, I just remebered I have this

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      where is this but legible?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Zoom in

        Now I feel less autistic. I have my own such chart, which iI won't post due to it being incomprehensible to most

        Post it gay
        I'd collect the stuff I read myself into a graph but it's half english half polish so probably not too interesting to most people

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It's just a diagram like that with books, topics, and projects I'm working on, formed as a dependency tree. I have topics like "Analysis" and list a bunch of books which comprise that so that so that future things can just "depend" on Analysis, rather than a specific book.

          The books are in a spreadsheet, which is read into mathematica to perform the diagram, using a "transitive reduction" to limit redundant dependencies. The books are listed in abbreviations which makes it only really comprehensible to me.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Now I feel less autistic. I have my own such chart, which iI won't post due to it being incomprehensible to most

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      why do you have it

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      There are two women in this chart. What is this, some kind of kitchen?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      why does linear algebra immediately point to ODE?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Bike shedding like this is why I didn't post my own chart.

        >Why come you does it dat way?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          please post it 🙁
          in exchange i’ll post an unique calculus book that probably no one here ever came across and which is a gold nugget

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I would like it more if it had a full set of solutions. Using it for self-study is annoying without it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      have you read "Jeopardy's guide to Basic Mathematics"
      It gives only the solutions but none of the questions.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The book is indeed a meme. I think if you're smart it's not that bad, but it's a very shallow survey for your usual morons. It won't prepare you for proof-based intro math classes like calculus or linear algebra.
    AOPS is the correct recommendation in most cases.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Art of problem solving?

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How is the sci wiki for self study?
    https://IQfy-science.fandom.com/wiki/Mathematics

    The main issue I've found is there isn't any progression in the subjects, but what about the choices of books?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The book recommendations are really good. Definitely much better than any of the infographics that get posted here.
      The main issue with the wiki is that it mainly reflects the interests of a few IQfy posters, so there are very conspicuous omissions in the physics section,while the math one includes stuff like fractional calculus or nonstandard analysis which you never hear about outside of this board.

  7. 1 month ago
    Cult of Passion

    Just trying to let the whole board know that I'm coming out of the closet. I let a dude frick my butthole and I really liked it. I'm tired of hiding.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It may be hard and frustrating to read but it contains most of highschool material and it will prepare you mentally for harder subjects such as analysis. This and book of proof is all you need to learn precalc.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    English math sucks.
    t. slavshitter

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      There are many good math books in english doe
      t. pole

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i hate textbook screenshot threads

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Do they trigger nightmares of your rough days at school?

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    my friend says you probably just failed your real analysis course and are bitter about seeing math done rigorously

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Is your... "friend" in the room with us right now?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >moronic formatting, bad notation, horrible structure and bad pedagogy is "muh rigorous"

      moron troony homosexual

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You don't need this israelite shit. Read this instead .
    https://archive.org/details/naturalphilosop02todhgoog/page/n4/mode/2up

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