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29 Best Math Books of All Time


Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Math books (instead of one person's opinion).

Our process:
1. Search for "best math books" and study the top 5 articles.
2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
(This took a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 1
    Appears in 4 articles
  2. 3
    Appears in 4 articles
  3. 4

    Abstract Algebra

    David S. Dummit

    Appears in 4 articles
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    5
    Appears in 3 articles
  5. 6

    Calculus

    Michael Spivak

    Appears in 3 articles
  6. 8
    Appears in 3 articles
  7. 9
    Appears in 3 articles
  8. 10
    Appears in 3 articles
  9. 11
    Appears in 3 articles
  10. 12

    Encyclopedia of Mathematics

    James Stuart Tanton

    Appears in 3 articles
  11. 13

    Calculus Made Easy

    Silvanus P. Thompson

    Appears in 2 articles
  12. 14
    Appears in 2 articles
  13. 16
    Appears in 2 articles
  14. 17
    Appears in 2 articles
  15. 18

    A History of Pi

    Petr Beckmann

    Appears in 2 articles
  16. 19

    Measurement

    Paul Lockhart

    Appears in 2 articles
  17. 20
    Appears in 2 articles
  18. 21
    Appears in 2 articles
  19. 22
    Appears in 2 articles
  20. 23
    Appears in 2 articles
  21. 24
    Appears in 2 articles
  22. 26
    Appears in 2 articles
  23. 29
    Appears in 2 articles

FAQ

  • How was this Math books list created?

    We searched for "best Math books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Math books are in this list?

    There are 29 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Math books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Math books on the internet.

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