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May 14th, 2013, 10:15 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Apr 2013 Posts: 8 Thanks: 0  the road to pure mathematics
In another post I talked about my recent interest in pure mathematics and how it developed. I'm actually studying college algebra by myself, with a textbook I found in a public library, and using Basic Mathematics by Serge Lang. My question is how should I continue my studies? Do I continue with calculus or get into discrete math? I'm still a beginner so I'm asking for guidance from a fellow mathematician.

May 14th, 2013, 11:32 AM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Jul 2010 From: St. Augustine, FL., U.S.A.'s oldest city Posts: 12,204 Thanks: 511 Math Focus: Calculus/ODEs  Re: the road to pure mathematics
I would proceed next to a precalculus text, which will fortify your algebra, get you into trigonometry, a deeper study of functions and introduce you to mathematical induction.


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