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## Revision as of 15:52, 2 October 2007

These **Math books** are recommended by Art of Problem Solving administrators and members of the <url>index.php AoPS-MathLinks Community</url>.

Levels of reading and math ability are loosely defined as follows:

- Elementary is for elementary school students up through possibly early middle school.
- Getting Started is recommended for students grades 6 to 9.
- Intermediate is recommended for students grades 9 to 12.
- Olympiad is recommended for high school students who are already studying math at an undergraduate level.
- Collegiate is recommended for college and university students.

More advanced topics are often left with the above levels unassigned.

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## Contents

## Books by subject

### Algebra

#### Getting Started

- AoPS publishes Richard Rusczyk's Introduction to Algebra textbook, which is recommended for advanced elementary, middle, and high school students.

#### Intermediate

- Algebra by I.M. Gelfand and Alexander Shen.
- 101 Algebra Problems from the Training of the USA IMO Team
- Complex Numbers from A to Z by Titu Andreescu

### Analysis

- Counterexamples in Analysis by Bernard R. Gelbaum and John M. H. Olmsted.

### Calculus

#### High School

- Calculus by Michael Spivak. Top students swear by this book.
- The Hitchhiker's Guide to Calculus by Michael Spivak.
- AP Calculus Problems and Solutions Part II AB and BC -- A fantastic resource for students mastering the material required for the AP exam.

#### Collegiate

- Calculus on Manifolds: A Modern Approach to Classical Theorems of Advanced Calculus by Michael Spivak.

### Combinatorics

#### Getting Started

- AoPS publishes Dr. David Patrick's Introduction to Counting & Probability textbook, which is recommended for advanced middle and high school students.

#### Intermediate

- AoPS publishes Dr. David Patrick's Intermediate Counting & Probability textbook, which is recommended for advanced middle and high school students.
- Mathematics of Choice by Ivan Niven.
- 102 Combinatorial Problems by Titu Andreescu and Zuming Feng.

#### Olympiad

#### Collegiate

- Enumerative Combinatorics, Volume 1 by Richard Stanley.
- Enumerative Combinatorics, Volume 2 by Richard Stanley.
- A First Course in Probability by Sheldon Ross

### Geometry

#### Getting Started

- AoPS publishes Richard Rusczyk's Introduction to Geometry textbook, which is recommended for advanced middle and high school students.

#### Intermediate

- Challenging Problems in Geometry -- A good book for students who already have a solid handle on elementary geometry.
- Geometry Revisited -- A classic.

#### Olympiad

- Geometry Revisited -- A classic.
- Geometry of Complex Numbers by Hans Schwerfdtfeger.
- Geometry: A Comprehensive Course by Dan Pedoe.
- Non-Euclidean Geometry by H.S.M. Coxeter.
- Projective Geometry by H.S.M. Coxeter.
- Yagloms's Three Volumes on Transformations

#### Collegiate

- Geometry of Complex Numbers by Hans Schwerfdtfeger.
- Geometry: A Comprehensive Course by Dan Pedoe.
- Non-Euclidean Geometry by H.S.M. Coxeter.
- Projective Geometry by H.S.M. Coxeter.

### Inequalities

#### Intermediate

#### Olympiad

- The Cauchy-Schwarz Master Class: An Introduction to the Art of Mathematical Inequalities by J. Michael Steele.
- Problem Solving Strategies by Arthur Engel contains significant material on inequalities.
- Titu Andreescu's Book on Geometric Maxima and Minima

#### Collegiate

- Inequalities by G. H. Hardy, J. E. Littlewood, and G. Polya.

### Number Theory

#### Introductory

- The AoPS Introduction to Number Theory by Mathew Crawford.

#### Olympiad

- Number Theory: A Problem-Solving Approach by Titu Andreescu and Dorin Andrica.
- 104 Number Theory Problems from the Training of the USA IMO Team

### Probability

#### Getting Started

- AoPS publishes Dr. David Patrick's Introduction to Counting & Probability textbook, which is recommended for advanced middle and high school students.

#### Intermediate

- AoPS publishes Dr. David Patrick's Intermediate Counting & Probability textbook, which is recommended for advanced middle and high school students.

#### Collegiate

- A First Course in Probability by Sheldon Ross

### Trigonometry

#### Getting Started

- Trigonometry by I.M. Gelfand and Mark Saul.

#### Intermediate

- Trigonometry by I.M. Gelfand and Mark Saul.
- 103 Trigonometry Problems by Titu Andreescu and Zuming Feng.

#### Olympiad

### Problem Solving

#### Getting Started

- the Art of Problem Solving Volume 1 by Sandor Lehoczky and Richard Rusczyk is recommended for avid math students in grades 7-9.
- Mathematical Circles -- A wonderful peak into Russian math training.
- 100 Great Problems of Elementary Mathematics by Heinrich Dorrie.

#### Intermediate

- the Art of Problem Solving Volume 2 by Sandor Lehoczky and Richard Rusczyk is recommended for avid math students in grades 9-12.
- The Art and Craft of Problem Solving by Paul Zeitz, former coach of the U.S. math team.
- How to Solve It by George Polya.
- A Mathematical Mosaic by Putnam Fellow Ravi Vakil.
- Proofs Without Words, Proofs Without Words II
- Sequences, Combinations, Limits
- 100 Great Problems of Elementary Mathematics by Heinrich Dorrie.

#### Olympiad

- Mathematical Olympiad Challenges
- Problem Solving Strategies by Arthur Engel.
- Problem Solving Through Problems by Loren Larson.

## General interest

- The Code Book by Simon Singh.
- Count Down by Steve Olson.
- Fermat's Enigma by Simon Singh.
- Godel, Escher, Bach
- Journey Through Genius by William Dunham.
- A Mathematician's Apology by G. H. Hardy.
- The Music of the Primes by Marcus du Sautoy.
- Proofs Without Words by Roger B. Nelsen.
- What is Mathematics?by Richard Courant, Herbert Robbins and Ian Stewart.

## Math contest problem books

### Elementary School

- Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools (MOEMS) publishes two excellent contest problem books.

### Getting Started

- MathCounts books -- Practice problems at all levels from the MathCounts competition.
- Contest Problem Books from the AMC.
- More Mathematical Challenges by Tony Gardiner. Over 150 problems from the UK Junior Mathematical Olympiad, for students ages 11-15.

### Intermediate

- The Mandelbrot Competition has two problem books for sale at AoPS.
- ARML books:
- Five Hundred Mathematical Challenges -- An excellent collection of problems (with solutions).
- The USSR Problem Book
- Leningrad Olympiads (Published by MathProPress.com)

### Olympiad

- USAMO 1972-1986 -- Problems from the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad.
- The IMO Compendium: A Collection of Problems Suggested for The International Mathematical Olympiads: 1959-2004
- Mathematical Olympiad Challenges
- Problem Solving Strategies by Arthur Engel.
- Problem Solving Through Problems by Loren Larson.
- Hungarian Problem Book III
- Mathematical Miniatures
- Mathematical Olympiad Treasures
- Collections of Olympiads (APMO, China, USSR to name the harder ones) published by MathProPress.com.

### Collegiate

- Three Putnam competition books are available at AoPS.