Monday, November 17, 2008

Good Physics Books For a Math PhD Student?

Today Slashdot has discussion addressing this question.

My recommendations:

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Mathomatic is a small, portable Computer Algebra System (CAS) written entirely in the C programming language. It is free software, published under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL version 2.1). This is a console mode application that does symbolic math and quick calculations in a standard and generalized way.

Mathomatic compiles and runs under any operating system with a C compiler. There are no dependencies other than the standard C libraries. The software and documentation have been under continual development since 1986. Recently there has been an intensive bug fixing effort. As of version 14.2.3 and later, simplification is fully functional.