Monthly Archives: January 2007

Some books

  • Representation Theory : A First Course (Fulton & Harris)
  • Symmetry & the Monster (Mark Ronan) [Not yet read]
  • Gödel, Escher, Bach : An eternal golden braid (Douglas Hofstadter) : A popular level book on Gödel’s theorem and AI and related stuff. The first half is good, but the book drags on too much with unfounded speculation towards the end.
  • Surreal Numbers (Donald E Knuth) : Aweird funny little book on set theoretic foundation of number theory.
  • One Jump Ahead (Jonathan Schaeffer) : About Chinook, the checkers playing program
  • Sophie’s World (Jostein Gaarder) : A sort of informal fun introduction to Western philosophy
  • Foucault’s Pendulum (Umberto Eco)
  • The Power of One (Courtenay Bryce)