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May 14th, 2013, 10:15 AM   #1
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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.
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I would proceed next to a pre-calculus 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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