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29 Best Math Books of All Time

Our goal: Find the best Math books according to the internet (not just one random person's opinion).

    Here's what we did:
  1. Type "best math books" into our search engine and study the top 5+ pages.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (It was a lot of work. But hey! That's why we're here, right?)

(Updated 2024)

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Last Updated: Monday 1 Jan, 2024

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  1. 1
    Linear Algebra Done Right
  2. 3
    Principles of Mathematical Analysis
  3. 4
    Abstract Algebra

    Abstract Algebra

    David S. Dummit

    The Princeton Companion to Mathematics
  5. 6


    Michael Spivak

  6. 8
    Elementary Number Theory
  7. 9
    Categories for the Working Mathematician
  8. 10
    A Mathematical Introduction to Logic
  9. 12
    Encyclopedia of Mathematics

    Encyclopedia of Mathematics

    James Stuart Tanton

  10. 13
    Calculus Made Easy

    Calculus Made Easy

    Silvanus P. Thompson

  11. 16
    Introduction to Topology
  12. 17
    Introductory Statistics
  13. 18
    A History of Pi

    A History of Pi

    Petr Beckmann

  14. 19


    Paul Lockhart

  15. 22
    Introduction to Algorithms
  16. 23
    Mathematics and Its History
  17. 24
    Basic Mathematics
  18. 26
    The Four Pillars of Geometry
  19. 29
    Contemporary Abstract Algebra


  • How was this Math books list created?

    We searched for 'best Math books', found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Math books are in this list?

    There are 29 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Math books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Math books on the internet.

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