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March 16th, 2016, 10:13 AM  #1 
Member Joined: Mar 2016 From: NJ Posts: 48 Thanks: 2  Textbook suggestions and math order
Hi, Throughout high school and into college I completed up to calculus, at which time I got a B but in all honesty didn't deserve it. It's now several years later and I'd like to teach myself math but am not sure what order I should go in. Meaning, I would like to start over with complicated algebra, geometry, calculus, and beyond but do so in a way that naturally builds rather than leading to massive confusion. I've learned a lot from Kahn Academy and enjoy it but I'm looking for specific textbook suggestions and the order I should go in. Recently I bought Mathematics for the Nonmathematician and Calculus: An Intuitive and Physical Approach but I'm thinking they may be too hard where I don't have enough background knowledge. If anyone has any suggestions, including specific textbooks or authors, I'd really appreciate it. I prefer to buy old editions of books to save a lot of money also. Or, if anyone just has the order one should learn mathematics in I'd also appreciate that. Thanks, Chris 
March 16th, 2016, 01:04 PM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Jun 2015 From: England Posts: 915 Thanks: 271 
I don't think order will be less important to you as you already have some maths. You will be able to follow revision and new stuff at the appropriate level and jump about to catch up on things you may have missed or not seen before. If you can get hold of Ancillary Mathematics by Massey it is a wealth of applicable maths moderate level. http://www.amazon.co.uk/AncillaryMa...ematics+massey Also look at Mathematics recovered by Rosen Amazon.co.uk: mathematics recovered rosen: Books Both would serve you well for home/self study Last edited by studiot; March 16th, 2016 at 01:11 PM. 
March 17th, 2016, 07:17 AM  #3 
Member Joined: Mar 2016 From: NJ Posts: 48 Thanks: 2 
Thanks so much!


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