It has been an adventure preparing for the mathematics comprehensive exam. I had studied from Discrete Mathematics by Stanat & McAllister; Discrete Mathematics by Kenneth Rosen and Theory of Computation by Hopcroft & Ullman.
The solutions to the question paper of Aug 2014 is made available at http://www.sudarsun.in/downloads/mccs.pdf
I never had the habit of reading English books, if they were not technical, be it text books or magazines. The same applied to Tamil books as well, as I found not patient enough to read a long story. But I am avid reader of Philosophical, Religious books on Tamil. Something changed when I saw the book “S.M.S எம்டன் 22.09.1914” by “திவாகர்”. It was the first 250 pages novel I had ever read in my entire life apart from the non-detail books of the 10th grade schooling. Later, I got absorbed by mystery stories by Dan Brown
after watching all the movie versions of it. My first English novel was “The Digital Fortress” and now I am reading “The Lost Symbol” by Dan Brown. I have “Deception Point” ready with me.
Lots of probably used books were put on sale in my area, which opened up an opportunity for extending my reading horizon at an economical cost. I bagged several books for Rs 80 per book today. The list is below.
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon
- Labyrinth, Kate Mosse
- Secrets of Mary Magdalene, Dan Burstein & Arne de Keijzer
- Can you crack the Enigma Code? Richard Belfield
- The Maths Gene, Keith Devlin
- One Life to Ride, Ajit Harisinghani
- Beyond Angels and Demons, Rene Chandelle
- The Archimedes Codex, Reviel Netz & William Noel
- Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea, Jules Verne
- Meta Maths, Gregory Chiatin
- The Soddit, A.R.R.R Roberts
- Winkle, Clifford Chase
- Longitude, Dava Sobel
Never know, when I will be able to finish all these books, but I am positive that some day, I would be feeling happy to have bought them and stored them indeed.