First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
by Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

The entropy crisis (book by Guy Deutscher, 2008)

Today I just read the book “The entropy crisis” by Guy Deutscher (professor at Tel Aviv Univ.), World Scientific, 2008, looking for interesting tidbits about entropy. But it turns out that this book is not about hard maths or physics (even though it contains sections which explain the second law of thermodynamics and the . . . → Read More: The entropy crisis (book by Guy Deutscher, 2008)

Introduction to modern time series analysis, by Kirchgassner and Wolters, 2007.

Today I just read quikly through the book “Introduction to modern time series analysis” by Gebhard Kirchgassner and Jurgen Wolters, Springer, 2007 (which is available in electronic form, if you know how to find it).

I found the book excellent. It’s very well written, not too thick (less than 300 pages), and explains clearly . . . → Read More: Introduction to modern time series analysis, by Kirchgassner and Wolters, 2007.

“The volatility edge in options trading”, by Jeff Augen (2008)

Today I just went quicky through a book by Augen about technical trading with options. This seems to be a quite interesting book, which contains not only interesting options trading strategies (not to be used blindly, but to be studied further and incorporated into a general investing strategy), but also information about the markets . . . → Read More: “The volatility edge in options trading”, by Jeff Augen (2008)

Notes on INS (21): Majda-Bertozzi book

The book by Andrew Majda & Andrea Bertozzi, Vorticity and Incompressible Flow, 2002, 600+ pp,  is one of the best books on the Navier-Stokes problem. Compared to other books (Temam, Constantin & Foias, Lemarié …), this book is less technical and more geometrical (and hence much easier to read, at least for me), though . . . → Read More: Notes on INS (21): Majda-Bertozzi book

Reading Paul Krugman’s book “The Age of Diminished Expectations”

Only now I have a chance to read  “The Age of Diminished Expectations” (3rd edition, 1997). This book is 13 year old, but the topics discussed in it are still very actual.

Krugman is probably one of the best living economists, and he explains rather clearly in the book how and why things are . . . → Read More: Reading Paul Krugman’s book “The Age of Diminished Expectations”

A new book on Morse theory and Floer homology

written by M. Audin and M. Damian, which may interest anyone who knows what “symplectic” means

Information about the book can be found here:

http://livres.edpsciences.org/ouvrage.php?ISBN=978-2-7598-0518-1

or here:

http://www.amazon.fr/Th%C3%A9orie-Morse-Audin/dp/2759805182/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1283344723&sr=1-7

Free e-book “Introduction to Real Analysis” by William Trench

I got an email from William Trench (professor emeritus at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas) about his free e-book “Introduction to Real Analysis” so I guess I would pass this info along. Though most books are available online now, it’s still very nice that some auhtors contibute to the public domain by explicitly giving . . . → Read More: Free e-book “Introduction to Real Analysis” by William Trench