Just like the Science for Everyone series, Mir Publishers also ran a series in mathematics called the Little Mathematics Library. Here are some of the books from that series. Please add the books that are not listed here and are not known to me [there will be a lot for sure]

Some the titles are gems in mathematics and mathematical thinking, for example Induction in Geometry and Proof in Geometry are really well developed. The books though are small in size (typical size below 100 pages) are packed with a mathematical punch. Though small in size the contents are not diluted, as it happens in many small mathematics books. The books are quite rigorous in treating the material at hand.

Title | Author | Year | Pages |

Pascal’s triangle | Vladimir A Uspenski | 1973 | 86 |

Method of successive approximations | N. Ya. Vilenkin | 1979 | 109 |

The fundamental theorem of arithmetic | L. A. Kaluzhnin | 1979 | 35 |

The kinematic method in geometrical problems | Yu. I. Lyubich, L. A. Shor | 1980 | 55 |

Calculus of rational functions | G.E. Shilov | 1976 | 50 |

Complex numbers and conformal mappings | A.I. Markushevich | 1982 | 62 |

Geometrical constructions with compasses only | A. Kostovskii | 1986 | 77 |

Proof in geometry | A I Fetisov | 1982 | 64 |

Algebraic equations of arbitrary degrees | A.G. Kurosh | 1977 | 35 |

Gödel’s incompleteness theorem | Vladimir A Uspenski | 1987 | 102 |

The Euler Characteristic | Yu A Shashkin | 1989 | |

Elements of Game Theory | Ye Venttsel | 1980 | |

Method of coordinates | A S Smogorzhevsky | 1984 | 47 |

Plotting graphs | G.E. Shilov, S Sosinsky | 1978 | 29 |

Systems of linear equations | L.A. Skorniakov. | 1988 | 64 |

Differentiation explained | V.G. Boltyansky | 1977 | 62 |

Recursion sequences | A I Markushevich | 1975 | 48 |

Solving equations in integers | A.O. Gelfond | 1978 | 56 |

Shortest lines : variational problems | L.A. Lyusternik | 1973 | 103 |

Fascinating fractions | N.M. Beskin | 1986 | 86 |

An unusual algebra | I.M. Yaglom | 1978 | 127 |

The methods of mathematical induction. | I S Sominsky | 1975 | 63 |

Inequalities | P P Korovkin. Sergei Vrubel | 1986 | 71 |

Stereographic projection | B. A. Rosenfeld; N. D. Sergeeva | 1986 | 50 |

The Monte Carlo method | I.M. Sobol. | 1975 | 72 |

Dividing a segment in a given ratio | N.M. Beskin. | 1975 | |

Lobachevskian geometry | A S Smogorzhevsky | 1982 | 69 |

Systems of linear inequalities | A. S. Solodobnikov | 1979 | 122 |

Induction in geometry | L. I. Golovina and I. M. Yaglom | 1979 | 132 |

Post’s machine | V.A. Uspensky | 1983 | 88 |

Areas and logarithms | A.I. Markushevich | 1981 | 69 |

Remarkable curves | A.I. Markushevich | 1980 | 47 |

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The list that you collected and written here is really enlightening. I myself never knew of so many books from MIR publishers. Actually I came to know of MIR publishers and Soviet/Russian books only few years ago when I came in Intermediate.

Although you must be knowing it already but there is a book: “Differential and Integral Calculus” by N.S. Piskunov.

Keep up your good and noble work of spreading awareness of the great legacy of Soviet Union.

Goodbye.

Thanks for the kind words. Yes I know about the book that you have mentioned. I will surely put it in the list that I am compiling for pure mathematics. There are two editions of this book, a single volume edition and a two volume edition.

+1 for Piskunov

As being in India I was not aware of the books from mir publishers. I am a vivid reader of maths

books . this webpage has helped me to reach to the great books from mir publishers of russia.

thanks for providing such valuable information of books from mir publishing house .

As an high school student I would like to enjoy these books

thanks for spreading the information about books from mir publishing house.

good job.

Damitr,

Thanks a ton for listing the books. I would be grateful if you could also upload the scanned copies of the books that you have.

Thanks for the comment, will be doing that a little while later. But many of them are already available on the internet.

D

i will be grateful if you can provide link to especially euler characteristic,unusual algebra,fundamental theorm of arthimetic ,complex no and conformal mapping ,game theory and induction in geometry .

could you provide some links to download these books.i have also heard of calculus by puskinov,also bublished by mir.

http://www.4shared.com/dir/bF_0ZB38/Russian_math_booklets.html

maybe this site will help

Biju,

Thanks for the link. The books here were published in America and differ a bit in style of translation from the Mir counterparts in English, which were published later.

regards

D

The most beautiful and interesting book of Little Mathematics Library is “The kinematic method in geometrical problems” by Lyubich-Shor.It might think extending the method to theorems of space-geometry.

I have a printed copy of “The kinematic method in geometrical problems” booklet by Yu. I. Lyubich, L. A. Shor; English translation, Mir Publishers, 1980; 56 pages. I have no idea on how a scan of this could be made available, etc. If Damitr could contact me, maybe we could arrange something.

Hi Dave,

You can use any scanner for doing this. Or even photos with good lighting and no distortion should do the job. And then you have the magical scan tailor to make things easy for you. Check this for some tips.

Let us know if you need any further help.

D

it’s a pity that these books are no longer available in indian market, i learnt a lot about extra curricular maths from these books, i’d be happy if a valid link is given here

Many of the books were uploaded here already, you can browse through the archives to get them.

D

Systems of Linear Inequalities is not found

Where can I get the pdf or djvu file for The kinematic method in geometrical problems?

Ja, where is it

oh! ammajing ammajing

oh! ammajing ammajing!

Hi, some of the links to the titles are broken. What about uploading all the books to Archive? Some are still not on Archive.

We know, We will try to fix all the broken links soon.

Thanks, but I think there’s no need to re-upload them to file sharing sites like 4shared, just put them all up on Archive.org