# Books of Interest

Here are the names of the various books that I have at one time or
another passed around in class.
- Synge and Schild,
*Tensor Calculus.* Good index intensive book.
- Gray, Leijnse, Kolar, and Blain,
*Mathematical Tools for Changing
Spatial Scales in the Analysis of Physical Systems.* Horrible example
of the difficulties with vector calculus notation for integrals. All these
special cases collapse into just three theorems in differential forms.
- Schouten,
*Ricci Calculus.* The pinnacle of index shuffling.
Look at this and weep.
- Schouten,
*Tensor Analysis for Physicist.* The first place where
honest pictures of 1-forms and twisted 1-forms appears.
- Dava Sobel,
*Longitude.*Nice account of the struggle to
make acceleration independent clocks, most of the problem being
bureaucrats and astronomers.
- Michael A. Penna, Richard R. Patterson,
* Projective Geometry and
its applications to Computer Graphics.*
- Jorge Stolfi.
*Oriented Projective Geometry.*A very clever idea,
useful for SRT aberration problems among others.
- Gerald Farin.
*Nurb Curves and Surfaces: from projective geometry
to practical use.*
- Jan Koenderink.
*Solid shape.*Very nice graphics.
- CTJ Dodson and T Poston.
*Tensor geometry.*Modern tensor analysis
with lots of computer generated pictures and awful typography.
- Abrams.
*The Work of M.C. Escher.*
- Theodore Frankel.
*Gravitational Curvature. * One of the few
mathematics books that uses twisted differential forms.
- Jon Scieszka + Lane Smith.
*Math Curse. * Good fun.
- S. Parrott.
*Relativistic Electrodynamics and Differential Geometry.*
I have not read this carefully but it looks very good.